Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
If you're in Melbourne on thursday night get along to The Sixth Annual Advertising Art Auction and put a bid on my piece above! Fenton Stephens advertising approached me to contribute a canvas. All proceeds go to the Lighthouse Foundation which helps out young people dealing with homelessness. More details about the event here: http://www.lighthouseartauction.com.au/
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I've been doing illustrations to accompany a column by comic Jean Kittson (who remembers Tim & Debbie? - I think some of you may have missed out! ) in Australian Health Smart Magazine. It's a fun job, Jean sets the tone with some irreverent ranting and I colour in the squares provided with some irrelevant illustrations.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Hello, back from holidays and excited to receive my copy of Illusive- Contemporary Illustration Part 3. I'm honoured to have a page amongst some very impressive company including some of my fave illustrators, Olaf Hayek, Gary Taxali and Yuko Shimizu, yikes!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Some of Beck Wheeler's characters have recently made it to TV. Beck has been working on the re-brand of Telecom New Zealand. The new Telecom branding was released a few weeks ago with a series of TV commercials. Watch the commercial here or head to http://www.lightofmine.co.nz/
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Picture Pigger Ben Sanders along with Travis Price and Sam Harmer are exhibiting a fresh collection of fine art and giftware. This is their second solo illustration exhibition and first in over a year. On opening night you can enjoy a free wine, have a nibble and peruse some of Triiikes new works, while enjoying the mellow, acoustic tones of Dishpan Fingers live. More about Triiike at www.triiike.com
1st Dec 2009 - 30th Jan 2010
Join us on Opening Night Sat 5th Dec 2009 5pm - 7pm
Arthur Gallery. 35 Mair St, Ballarat (next to Blockbuster)
Opening night & exhibition is all free of charge
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Another piece for SooJin at Plansponsor. The brief was simply "Optimism" so I sent in a few ideas including a half full/half empty glass but we ended up going with this one. The bright side of the moon. I can't keep away from space themes and blue at the moment!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sonia has just completed a music video / personal project based on a track by local singer / songwriter / ukelele enthusiast Rose Turtle Ertler, who has just released her latest album “All For One From Now Til Dawn". Sonia more or less did everything else- wrote the story, directed, animated, edited, mostly using a combination of Photoshop and After Effects. The tale was inspired by a recent trip to the Australian outback. Feral animals journey across an inhospitable landscape in search of their dreams... but are they really cut out for this place?
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thought I'd post a recent illo I did for a great A.D who looks out for us illustrators, Sheree James from "The Deal". That's not to be confused with the US publication of the same name. The article was all about that horrible biz-speak that people like to use to make dull stuff sound important.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
This commission originally had Steve Mcqueen to be depicted as a full body shot, split-down-the-middle fashion disaster on one side/ fashion icon on the other as the way to illustrate the "do's" and "don'ts" of mens fashion. I argued Steve McQueen, being a Mens Style kinda guy, should NEVER be anything but cool. So the guys in the lineup became the faceless fashion criminals and Steve the exemplar of mens' chic. The layout also allowed me to do a more detailed character study of a truly classic Hollywood star.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Here's my entry for this year's Illustrators Australia 9x5 exhibition. The theme this year is "20" as it's the associations 20th birthday. This one was inspired by vintage cigarette paper designs. French to be precise! Any other Piglets got a plank to post?
Monday, September 14, 2009
I was a Sydney Child. Born and raised in North Epping but that was kind of like ages ago.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wow, Bam, Wham...
My Dad’s a Wrestler!
The new book from the creators of 'I got a Rocket!'
Dean Gorissen has illustrated a new book written by Matt Zurbo, about young Louie and his hero worship for his Dad. It's the story of an overweight, ragged and unshaven storeman by day, who by night transforms into his alter-ego, the overweight, raggedy, unshaven, unknown and pretty much completely unsuccessful Percolator!
None of which matters to Louie, who wants to be a wrestler too, just like Dad!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Here's my piece for "The Cuban Connection" exhibition opening on the 13th at Gorker Gallery. Everyone was given a cigar box to work with. I love South American loteria cards so I used that as my starting point. Get along to the opening if you're in Melbourne. The show is curated by Timba at Wooden Toy mag.