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back with a bang

i’m back! in truth i was back two weeks ago, but wordpress ate my last post.

I’m going to be at Goulburn Comic Con next Saturday – hope to see you there!

In the meantime, I participated in the 100 People in One Week sketch challenge last week. I managed to smash them out in three days…and now I need some recovery time!


see you next time

EVENT: ACA Exhibition at Top Ryde City

Hello Sydney-siders and people visiting Sydney from late August to early September!

I’ll be exhibiting at the Australian Cartoonists’ Association Exhibition at Top Ryde City from 24 August  to 7 September. I’ll be exhibiting GUILT, IFRIT and some pages from Sweet-NV iss 1.

Unfortunately I can’t confirm when I’ll personally be at the event. But my art will be there the whole time. As well as the illustrations and comics of many other incredibly talented people. Have a look!


In the mean time, life has been finding other ways to keep me busy. I’ve managed to scrape aside a little time for projects, but I’ve been keeping busy with doing a few five minute colour studies every day. Here’s some of the latest:

Digital, 2013. Each timed to 5 minutes
Digital, 2013. Each timed to 5 minutes
Digital, 2013. Each timed to 5 minutes.
Digital, 2013. Each timed to 5 minutes.

These are kind of the 2013 version of the Monday Night Lifedrawing sessions I used to do, only with a completely different focus! All of these images are referenced, and all timed to 5 minutes. At the moment I’m focusing on colour and value, but I really need to get mood working too.

For regular updates of the 5 minute studies, check my sketchblog.

June is for concepts and livestreaming

This month will be full of writing, planning and concept work!

Here’s a quick environment painting from imagination. Restricted myself to four tones for use throughout the image. Don’t think I quite got it, so I’ve set up a palette for my next black and white environment sketch that allows for three tones within three separate planes (nine tones total. Nine! I’ll be thoroughly spoilt.)

Also, here’s what that concept work looks like. I’m leaving this character’s weapon mutable, and I’ve left out some of the studies I did to get her to that broad silhouette. Readers of The Thing That Should Not Be might recognise this character…

And here’s a not terribly quick speedpaint. I referenced a shot of BigBang’s Daesung from the Monster music video.

I used to be a reluctant k-pop fan, and then I saw how awesome YG music videos were :B

Technical painting talk: Restricted myself to four tones for the initial value painting, then allowed to play a little bit more once I started laying down the colours. Also the first time I’ve worked from a gamut, which was very exciting! Overall painting took maybe two hours. I need to get back into painting more quickly and more often! I’ve livestreamed most of this painting, which you can find at my livestream channel here. Warning for length, this one clocks in at an hour and a half. I hope to do another livestream soon! 🙂

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.