Sunday, 9 October 2016

final helmet design

This design is based on a traditional diver's helmet. Doesn't really fit the 'gamer' profile but I find it anathema to try and do that style of work. I think of it as post-modern Rococo - art based on art and ridiculously fussy.

I should be able to pass the assessment with this offering, once I have done a back view and applied some colour.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

visual satire: the art of social conscience

This is the work of Gunduz Aghayev. Interesting when you situate it alongside the illustration I did for the ANZAC exhibition 2 years ago. Gunduz's rendition is quite a bit more acerbic though.

I am champing at the bit to start doing this sort of work because I think images still have the power to move people - especially illustrations. There is something poetically synergistic when you combine the visual with sardonic satire. 

Completing the illustration diploma is the first part of my evil plan. Stay tuned as I move further into this new territory.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Friday, 16 September 2016

composition01 update

Still working on this. (I thought digital painting was supposed to be quicker then traditional *sigh*) 

Anyway, getting happier with it. This is one of the assessments so I need to put some care into it.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Monday, 29 August 2016

week 6 WIP

This illustration course is making me work hard, which is great. Wonderful to be able to indulge myself drawing all the time.

This one has been done from scratch - no paintovers here!

Tuesday, 2 August 2016


This is the updated version of the scene paintover. The illustration course is challenging and difficult at times but I'm learning a lot. I can't articulate just how right digital drawing is for me.

It is ironic that at this stage of my life, I am forcing myself to engage with the physical world in ways I have been avoiding most of my life. The world is still an illusion to me, but the process of looking harder at it and examining how light works is strangely liberating. Maybe because I still get to create my own reality. Or maybe because I am engaging with the light.