Tuesday, November 8, 2011

go aussie

This is what Australian Olympic athletes will look like after brushing with the regulation toothpaste, issued to all for the London games.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

urban myth

There are some pretty scary urban myths out there, some I didn't even want to read, but the old croc/alligator in the sewer system was plausible.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

fuel for the man

For the IF topic of "fuel". We all need a little sustenance, or a lot!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

floyd's new glasses

'Tis ages since I posted something, so this one is for the Illustration Friday topic of "scattered'.
We all know a beam of light can be broken into its component colours by a prism, however Floyd was not too impressed with the reaction of his new triangular glasses , wasn't exactly over the moon about it, one could say!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

dog show

My response to IF topic of "disguise". I was thinking about masks and this morning I walked past some junk and found a book on dogs, so I chopped a few piccies out, with the idea of just a simple collage.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

magic hats

Our studio group, Ultimo Project, has a show coming up with The Sydney Fringe Festival, so I decided to paint a version of the digital image done the other day. I found it a challenge, the painting being fairly difficult to achieve a similarity to the original. It has really to go its own way, and the dry brushing worked well.
They are both about A4 in size

I just added one more, with some extra details, in the show it will go

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Tis a bit like the expression of putting brain in gear before engaging mouth.
for the IF topic of "influence"

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

hot day

It was hot
It was thirsty
A nearby hydrant....

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

floating cats

A strange anomaly existed in the cat's backyard, the gravitational field of the earth had become a little distorted, imperfect maybe, causing problems for the 4 legged creatures.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

the drongo

This piece was inspired out of my bushwalk in Kakadu National Park, where I walked for 14 days backpacking in the wild, with a group, some of them keen birdwatchers. The spangled drongo does indeed exist, and many of our sightings of this one, as well as others, was where the bird was!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

bird vs cat

For the IF topic of "perennial", I thought of the old bird/cat relationship, not normally a friendly one.
This one is from a hand drawn sketch, then using Illustrator and Photoshop. I am painting another one on board using acrylics, but it is a bit slower to do.

Monday, July 18, 2011


For the Illustration topic of "Gesture". thought I would do some weirdo head.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

the ramp

The IF topic of "launch", flying off the ramp on the old trike.
I can't post for a bit, as I will be away for a walking trip to Kakadu National Park , in the Northern Territory of Australia, the next 2 weeks, should travel between 100 to 200 km, a nice adventure.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


This is Duff, sadly not around anymore, who took to climbing in trees and on roofs when he was really past that time of his life, maybe that is some inspiration for of us . See you on the rooftops!!

darryl's comb-over

The strong wind sent Darryl's hair a-flying, swept back, the carefully layered strands streaming out.
The coffee was ok.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Response to IF "shadow". I tried to make it a little odd by reversing the shadow tones. My thankd to Munch.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

send in the clowns

response to the topic of "asleep" on IF.

Monday, April 25, 2011


I was poking around for something a little odd to do for "bicycle", from Illustration Friday. I suppose one of these riderless machines going by would give anyone a fright.
Pencil to start, then digital.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

round and round

For the IF topic of "journey".
I did a doodle of man in pram, probably after seeing a child in a pram , using binoculars reversed, which will be another illo at some point.
Then for the journey part, he is travelling around Saturn on the rings.

Monday, April 4, 2011


I have been doodling the pachyderm family for a new height chart that will feature stacked up hefalumps, to use a lovely word, so I thought 2 of them would do for the Illustration Friday topic of "duet".

Monday, March 28, 2011

pork chopper

I had this sketch of a piggy on a bike, so with a bit of work, this is my post for the IF topic of "toy". I think he is a little nervous and confused biker / porker, but I am glad he has taken the risk to ride out of his sty.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

as ye sow, so ye shall weep

This is one I had a go at painting with acrylics, about A4 size.
I had some sense of deja vu, as I am the father of twins, and it only struck me yesterday . Was a long while ago, and with 2 others, the twins were quite an armload.

Monday, March 21, 2011

as ye cultivate

My response to the IF topic of "cultivate". I hunted back through old sketchbooks, done late at night from soppy photos, in bed just before dropping off the planet, and then this. I have painted a version and will see how that goes, this one being pencil sketch with digital finish.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

to stir or not to stir

In response to the topic of "stir".
I went through a few pencil sketches and the in Painter using scratchboard tools, then in Photoshop using a filter!

Monday, March 14, 2011


this is the little piggy I will use on my email

Friday, March 11, 2011

Traffic light control box

The before and after shots of a control box, which I painted as part of our local council's
"beat graffiti" strategy and competition, which is judged next Thursday. They make quite a difference to the streetscape, usually remaining untagged, except by chewing gum, in this case.
The dogs and moons go well , and I painted 10 small works just for fun, like this image

the joy of cactus licking

A last minute post for the Illustration Friday topic of "warning". Some people just never listen to their mum!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

head layer

A quick sketch for the Illustration Friday topic of "layer".

Thursday, January 27, 2011

dusty pig

A quick one done for IF, after spending hours trying to get another design to work, and not being happy with it.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

who's chicken then

For the Illustration Friday topic of "chicken".
The old pig chicken game.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

tattooed tales images

These are for a book a friend and I are collaborating on. We will print a few copies in the not too distant future.
They are just black/white, using Photoshop's threshold filter, done with ink, sponges, and whatever makes a mark.

Monday, January 10, 2011

mind or eye

for the Illustration Friday topic of "deja vu". 'Tis a tricky topic, I kept wondering how to show something seen before, so this morning just started something in Painter, drew from some weird sketch I had done before, and , just before my morning coffee, the words mind or eye came to mind, hah!