Sunday, September 28, 2014

Last Post Before Peru

I'm officially unemployed, as I have finished my contract on the Day My Butt Went Psycho and going on holiday to Peru! I have wanted to go there ever since I saw The Emperor's New Groove. So here is my last post before I go venture off to Machu Picchu. I'm hoping to do some sketchbook drawings as I go.
Here is my latest children's book page. See you when I get back!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Loop De Loop: Childhood

I have finally entered Loop De Loop for their Childhood theme. Roughed out in Flash and animated in Photoshop. You can watch it here and if you like, give it a vote with the stars under the video (no sign up required).

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

AACTA Nomination For God Squad

A short film I designed characters for a few years ago, has been nominated for an AACTA for Best Short Animation.
Well done everyone who worked on God Squad for Zac toons!
Article Link

Monday, August 25, 2014

Masters Of The Memeaverse Threadless Entry

We all know who the new wizards of the web are. Bow down to the masters of the memes; cats, sloths and pugs. Go vote 5 for them here: LINK
Also on this competition there is a FUND IT option which is an additional vote and also another way to get printed if you dont win. Friends can get a $5 discount. Use the code XNP9R9 to get it. Just click the FUND IT button and enter your details as if you were buying my shirt and enter the promo code (you dont get charged unless I get printed). You'll also be helping me earn double royalties if it DOES get printed...which means I can have more money to buy pizza if I dont win the 20K. Mmmm sad pizza. Whatever you choose to do, Thanks!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Incredibles Threadless Entry

I have entered the Threadless Incredibles competition. If you like my entry, please go give it a vote of 5 and share it around: link

Thursday, July 31, 2014

RedBubble Store Now Open!

I have started uploading my artwork to a Redbubble shop. Please come check it out and share this link with your friends. You can buy phone covers, stickers, t-shirts, throw pillows, cards etc. So far I have five collections; Marvel & DC, TV, Movies, Hip Hop Heroines and Nature. I'll be adding more over the next few months, so if you have a specific artwork from my blog or site that you would like to purchase, let me know via my Facebook page and I can stick it up there for you to buy. 

For now Im just going through all my work one by one, next up will be some Vampire related TV show and movie illustrations, some squirrels and the Yeti from my 2011 Avant card illustration.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Game Over, Man! Game Over!

Yeah I know, that's Bill Paxton's line from Aliens, but I couldn't help it.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

July Update

I've finally finished my first pass of storyboards for the first presentation for the ACMI / Dreamworks project. So pooped! Here are the last rough character concepts. After the  presentation, Im going to go back and do some more concepts design, seeing as time wont be spent as much on storyboards...I hope.
This is what I stare at when I occasionally look up from my screen.
Last weekend at Oz Comic Con as Wonder Woman and Ellen Ripley.
 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Character Concepts & Psycho Butts Stuff

Here are some rough character designs I had to do for my ACMI Dreamworks Designing Dreams project. I just had to get something down so that I had reference for my storyboards, which im currently working on. There are a few more characters than this but these are the main dudes. I'll do more character & location concept work after the first board presentation.

         

Some of my designs are in some promos for The Day My Butt Went Psycho. Right now it's minimal as my character designs haven't aired yet, so here is a milkshake cups, some cheerleaders & a jetski.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

June Update

I may be distracted by the 2014 World Cup at the moment but that doesn't stop me from doing some work. Here are some illustrations from my personal children's book which I have been working on since like forever.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Teletoon Launches The Day My Butt Went Psycho

Photo taken by Mac Heywood
Teletoon launched The Day My Butt Went Psycho in Toronto, Canada this week and the voice of Zack (Mac Heywood) shared these photos on his blog. It starts screening June 12th (article link). The "World of Butts" photo has a Butt Shark design of mine.
By Mac Heywood
By Mac Heywood

Monday, May 19, 2014

May Update


Ever found a plumber in your toilet?! See how this one
got stuck there this Saturday, 7.30am on GO!
This Saturday's The Day My Butt Went Psycho episode includes a character called The Plumberbutt, who I had a hand in designing. After this episode, I have more character designs popping up here and there, but this guy and a poodle named Princess are my first in the series.
I'm really excited to finally see a character Ive designed come to life on an airing animated television series. 

Good work, team Studio Moshi and Nelvana!

Other good news (well not good news for my friend who had to drop out), but I got a placement in the Designing Dreams Dreamworks project with ACMI after a spot became vacant. I was next in line to be chosen as I was a finalist. So now I have to brainstorm an idea for a short film and eventually I get to pitch/discuss it with the creatives at Dreamworks. I unfortunately missed out on some of the earlier perks (free talks, lunches etc) but its all good!

Ive also started colouring my children's book and there is still some things going on with my Cartoon Network pilot.

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)