Wombat kindergarten: swim class

Wombat kindergarten: swimming class
Wombat kindergarten: swimming class

It’s summer where I am in the Southern Hemisphere at the moment, and what a summer it is. When you live far away from the beach, a good alternative is a wading pool with ice blocks thrown in for good measure…   **** Digital shop ♥ ||Prints/hardcopy comics shop ♥ Latest downloadable comics:


SKY - Digital piece by SpAE, 2013.
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Almost forgotten paintings from 2012

For tonight, two illustrations I kind of forgot about for a minute:

Quick sketch, featuring artistic input by AusTerror.

Present for an absolutely awesome family 🙂 This was the last pushed painting I did, and it was a lot of fun: keeping things reasonably smooth and finished looking, having a fairly clear idea from the get-go of what I was trying to do and fixing little things along the way.

the Missing April Megapost

April was a kind of busy month for me. But I did manage to get in some practice doing things I’m just not used to, and start focusing a little more on working from imagination.

So let’s play catch-up in one mega, mostly chronological post:


A speedpaint done exploring some new things I’d learned about lighting. Done with less reference than I had recently been using.


As you might have noticed from the blog, I don’t tend to draw animals often. So it’s a bit of gloating, but for my first time drawing cockatoos (piecing these guys together from reference and imagination), I’m fairly pleased with this one.

The background was not such a success though 😛

This one was inspired by my own personal Easter weekend alarm clock. Thanks, guys.


I’ve always been a bit nervous about exaggerated caricature – it feels a little like the extremely skilled but at least moderately evil twin of portraiture. One very cool cartoonist on Twitter suggested these were more cartoony portraits, which I’m a little more comfortable with.

Although I really do want to crawl up on character #1’s cheeks and fall asleep. *_*


Practice with environments, something I very much need. Neither from reference.


A bit closer to my painting roots after a bit of a mad week – simple, four tone painting (not including eyes, background or clothing), form and lighting from reference. Lately I’ve noticed that I seem to be able to crack out of a tough art time more quickly when I’m painting my favourite muse…funny that.


And to cap off mega-post, a quick speedpaint.



Goodnight, everybody!