Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Easter!

I saw a blog post featuring those horrible vintage Easter bunny costumes with scared children and I just had to draw my favourite of the bunch...hope you all have a nice Easter and find lots of chocolate eggs.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Latest Scribbles

A long time ago, far, far away...well just a few years ago...I did a project where I did a bunch of concepts for a penguin design, just a exercise for myself. Recently for my Dreamworks workshop application, I wanted to do something new, so I thought I would just do some more designs for my Deep Sea Bleached Penguin.
Here are some drawings from the original design.
 

Monday, March 24, 2014

What's Going On?

I'm just about finished my scribbles for my children's book but I have been diverted for a moment as I am putting together my application for the ACMI (Australian Centre of Moving Image) Dreamwork's Designing Dreams Studio Workshop. I'm applying as a designer amongst the animators and the trickiest part is the one minute video of yourself you have to submit...here I am disappointed at my billionth take.

Here is a website store screen capture of Lights, Colours, Ninjas!

Monday, February 24, 2014

IA's Featured Artist of the Week!

Illustrators Australia has me as their Featured Artist of the Week across their website, Facebook and Twitter. Thanks Jody!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Book Update...

Here are some more snippets of the latest scribbles for my children's book. I'm hoping to get the rest done over the next couple of weeks. I'll be looking over those scribbles and maybe re-working some stuff, adding things...then it will be onto the layout, colour thumbnails and colour!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lights, Colours, Ninjas!

Whoo hoo! I received a copy of Lights, Colours, Ninjas! today, the Pearson educational comic book that I illustrated at the end of the 2013, its about physics and light and stuff.
Turned out quite nice. Its official, Im a comic book artist...sort of.

Also in the new year I spotted The Monster Maintenance Manual on a bookshop shelf (three years after it's release) at a discounted price next to Grumpy Cat.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry Christmas Update

This year has been busy but much more structured than 2012 and lots of fun. As well as working on the animated series The Day My Butt Went Psycho and working on an educational comic for Pearson, I have been to San Diego Comic Con, visited Dreamworks, Cartoon Network and Walt Disney Studios, had lots of fun costuming with my friends and finally started illustrating my children's book I wrote waaaay back in 2011. Unfortunately I was suffering from a back problem brought on by sitting down too much and working into the evening...so I had to pull back on my freelance and even my own drawing in my spare time.

Here is a preview of some of the book sketches I have done. I'm looking forward to colouring them all. Until then, see you next year!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Last Week This Happened...

...I Met Dan Aykroyd. So cool!

Melbourne Armageddon 2013


This past weekend I attended Melbourne Armageddon as Silk Spectre II and Ellen Ripley from Alien. 


(Top Ripley photo by Adam Duncan/Bottom photo by Tarquin Murnane)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Goal Achieved! Level Up!


This is how you watch a cartoon.
This weekend was special for the peeps at Melbourne based Studio Moshi and personally for me it was pretty important too. Eight years ago I finished my degree at uni, where I studied traditional animation. I left with a goal to one day work on an animation series and if I was lucky enough  I'd get to see my name in the credits. 

On Saturday it finally happened, my name in the credits on TV as a designer for the Australian/Canadian animated series: The Day My Butt Went Psycho.

Well done to Andrew Davies who has worked hard for the last two years to get this project up and running here in Australia. I remember working on it two years ago for like a day, when the character design was first being developed and I had a go at a background concept...so now its fantastic to be working on the actual series.

I have finally achieved my original goal, congratulations Moshi crew.
LEVEL UP!
Deuce and the rare double mouth frame.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Attention Potential Clients: Things To Avoid When Hiring An Illustrator.

I love working for free...in opposite world!
I don't usually post these things on my blog, but if you want a healthy relationship with an illustrator or even get one to work for you in the first place, you will avoid these things which are VERY common annoying.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

High Five! Two Days Till Psycho Butts!

Image from: www.animationmagazine.net/people/rising-stars-animation
One of my favourite shots from the upcoming series The Day My Butt Went Psycho...and not just because I drew up that block of chocolate Deuce is holding.

For Australia: 
Saturday September 21st on Channel Nine's Go!, straight after WB Kids.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Adele Butt


Had some spare time today so I did myself up in Butt form in celebration of The Day My Butt Went Psycho starting up this Saturday on channel Nine. Adele Butt is judging you...

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Day My Butt Went Psycho News

The animated series I have been working on this year will begin screening on Australian TV soon! You can check out the official Australian Facebook page here.

I'm pretty sure I drew the door and background in this shot...I think. So long ago. I work in characters and props now.
"Meet Zack Freeman. Zack is best buddy to his butt, Deuce, and is determined to be the best Butt Fighter ever! Find out what Zack and Deuce get up to in the all new series - Saturday 21st September, 8am on Nine Network's GO! Channel."

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries.

A few months ago I did some work on the second season of Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries. I was a hostess...a gentleman's hostess, if you know what I mean. I have to wait till i can record the actual clips, so for now this will have to do...click the photos for a larger image.
Here I am protesting against the police. I'm yelling, "dirty cops!" and giving it a bit of the arm in the air, waving my purse around in anger.
And here I am doing my best suspicious glaring. I knew on the day that their continuity would be a bit stuffed up, cos here I am on BOTH sides of the room in the one scene. Oh well, more of me for everyone!
Just me having a chit chat with a client, escaping out of the room for some "business" and then casual walking through shot, showing up in the local paper and then trying to organise some more "business" with another client.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Coloured Jaime and Brienne (and their feels).

Here it is, all coloured! I have been meaning to post it for aaaaages. Here is the original sketch.

Now I have finished working on the children's book, I can return to my own personal artwork, yay!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

USA Wrap Up

So i'm back and had a great time in the US. So many things happened but I wasn't able to blog about it as it happened as all the plans I had with internet access was thrown out the window.
I had a wonderful time visiting friends, studios, LA and Burbank, seeing and meeting Jeff Goldblum at his Jazz band night and especially San Diego Comic Con...wow, that was an amazing geek experience.

Here are some of my favourite photos and events from my trip:

Bruce Timm!
J.Scott Campbell
Camping out for the panels.
Successfully getting into the panels.
20th anniversary X-Files panel
Hugh Jackman/The Wolverine Panel
This is me asking a question at the Days of Future Past panel.
Here are is a playlist of videos from youtube of me having a bit of banter with Hugh Jackman at Comic Con from different angles: