The Creative Plan – Typography

The focus was on lettering today. With my background in design I appreciate typography and type design. Although I don’t believe I have any interest in designing type as a future career, it is however, one of those artistic disciplines that I do admire, but only when executed correctly. Despite the expansive availability of free fonts... Continue Reading →


The Creative Plan – Expressive drawing

After spending so much time doing controlled exercises it was time to get messy. Expressive drawing still benefits from some control or discipline, but to me it’s drawing with feeling and energy, using your whole arm to draw and not worrying about mistakes. Even if it's not your thing practicing this kind of drawing is... Continue Reading →

The Creative Plan – Patterns

I’ve never really been into pattern/shape making. It’s something I would only subconsciously do when I’m in a meeting or on hold wth customer service purely to stop me from falling asleep. Don't get me wrong, patterns are cool. I love patterned fabric and am envoius of designers who can balance multiple shapes as well... Continue Reading →

The Creative Plan – Cross-hatching

I chose a mug because of its cylindrical shape, its always harder than something with a straighter edge. Also, I think I’m not alone when I say the the mouth of any cup, glass or bowl can be really tricky not only in getting the shape and angle right, but where the highlights and shadows begin... Continue Reading →

The Creative Plan

A personal journey exploring art making to find out who I am as an artist. See post. I ruled up a few squares (10x10cm) and using a 2B pencil drew an egg pre-dawn, morning, noon, afternoon and dusk. I chose an egg because it had a clean, simple surface and shape, but with some level... Continue Reading →

Bon voyage

I made a significant lifestyle change last month where I ended full-time employment and went part-time. Although it was only a two-three year stint (a temporary situation after a stretch of freelancing), minimising my working days to just three days a week will be a new circumstance for me. My whole working life has been... Continue Reading →

Hey St Peters!

Who likes storage containers?! I'm not talking about any Scandinavian interlocking eco-friendly pantry organisers. I'm talking about the big mac of storage containers, like so... You know you are an artist when an industrial site gets you excited. So on a cool winter's day I met up with the Sydney Sketch Group in St Peter's,... Continue Reading →

Rediscovering Sydney

My work had moved office location, and the final destination wasn't ready yet. So we were temporarily located to the end of George St, which is the more touristy part of town. It's a hop, step and jump to the Harbour Bridge, the Rocks and Sydney Opera House, plus several museums and galleries. To make... Continue Reading →

Catching up

I have been completely undisciplined with posting blogs this last couple of years. Sometimes I think I have posted only to find out nothing's there. I have been drawing a decent amount (somethings I'm not particularly ready to share with the online public yet) but I have been out sketching with my friends since January!... Continue Reading →

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