Category Archives: ILLUSTRATION

Another Page Done

Finally finished another page of my story. The problem with doing something that takes a while is that when you come up with an idea, or a story in this case, the longer it sits in your brain waiting to be vomited up, it becomes less interesting by the day. Maybe thats just me. always looking for something new. I think its a problem that many of us have that prevents us from continuing on with things because they get boring and we want to do something new. but its only through perseverance that can complete a large project. So my tip to you… stick with an idea no matter how stupid is seems to feel after a while. because once you’ve finished it you have experience and you can start on something new.

Meanwhile heres another page from my story. making a wish in the fountain is what my little character is doing. can you see him throwing the coin? well im starting on my next drawing now. i already know what im drawing and i have this really great idea about connecting two of the drawings but don’t want to spoil the surprise!


First Page Done!

Well its not the first page of the story but its the first illustration i’ve finished. Note that the title on the left is not the story title or any part of the text. its just a description of the individual drawing. im thinking to come back and add some clouds in later but for the moment im going to leave it and continue with the other drawings. As I keep posting more drawings see if you can have a guess at what the story will be, or make up your own!

And let me know what you think of the drawing.

Sneak Peak

Just got a start on my first illustration for the children’s book i’m making that i’ve been talking about. Its the first one i’m doing but i don’t think it will be the first picture of the story. Also i think my main character just changed as I drew them. Hopefully I will finish this one tomorrow maybe and post the result up. Already thinking about the second drawing to do. Thinking to make 10 pages in all but lets see…


When you are wearing shades of grey, big black shoes and fur everywhere I think you need something to lift it out of the depths of dreariness…. Cue yellow manikins.
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I am very confused at the moment about life. About where i’m going and what i’m doing and everything thats happening to me. 2011 is definately turning out to be a year of despair and destruction. And i’m not just talking about myself. There has been natural disasters one after the other; The Queensland floods and huricane, bush fires in various parts of Australia and of course the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. My thoughts go out to all involved and think its a good idea for you to all donate.

But life goes on, even though it seems it never will and sometimes it just isn’t the same again but you have to keep going. Time waits for no one. And my trusty pen and paper always seem to be here. I seem to find the greatest comfort in historic and heritage buildings. The details and decoration are always enjoyable to sketch. (So much better than boring modernism IN MY OPINION). I sketched customs house today in Sydney. The interior is so modern its scary. I really liked the variety of lights they used. Take note, the old looking chandelier light is actually made of bright red plastic! 😮

Write me a letter

Its raining today which is nice. I’m so glad the weather is cooling down because I can’t stand sweaty, hot days. I’ve been sketching with my quill and ink (which is fast running out!). I have some gold ink which I’ve been desperately wanting to experiment with but not sure what to draw with it?

This building was actually the local post office when I was younger. However today it is a vintage shop, and barely recognisable from what it used to be. Its not a very good vintage shop either which is disappointing because the interior is fantastic. maybe a sketch of the interior is where I can use my gold ink…

Melbourne Sketches

Not feeling so great right now. Just decided to post a few sketches that I did in melbourne last year. Just walking around the streets and sketching, adding notes and little thoughts that came to my head while doing so. Thinking I’ll take out my camera this arvo and capture some pictures. Haven’t done any photo taking in a while and need something therapeutic to take my mind of things.