It all happened so fast

December flew by and I had a small collection of drawings I did over that time, plus some from the last few days.  Collectively they're all a little random but it ends another sketchbook at last. Only took me a whole year and eight days. My dad's long drawn out stay at RPA to have... Continue Reading →

Alexander the Great

Visited the Australian Museum today to see the touring Alexander the Great exhibition. The collection comes from the State Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia which is on my art bucket list. One thing I will say about the incredibly rich and powerful, they got a lotta booty and they like to show it off. So thank you,... Continue Reading →

Sketchbook Project 2013

On Monday I sent off my completed Sketchbook Project - a whole month before it's due!! Huge feat and huge relief! But if I'm completely honest with you, I did cut out the last two pages, hee hee. But I had good reason for it which I will explain. Sadly, I didn't enjoy working on... Continue Reading →

1st Urban Sketchers Australia meet up

It was a much needed day out of sketching for me, and although Sydney was thrown into 40˚ heat leading up to our first Urban Sketchers Australia meet up, the gods were fairly decent towards us on the day. The gardens are a lovely refuge in the inner city and even though there was a... Continue Reading →

Breaking out

I was given the opportunity to sell some paintings. I wasn't sure what to charge as it puts a bit more pressure on you when it's commissioned work. But the brief was pretty open as long as it related to taiko music. So I came to an agreement if they let me experiment I won't... Continue Reading →

Sydney Open Day

The Historic Houses Trust of NSW ran a "long" weekend event called Sydney Open. With the co-operation of several private and public buildings in the city centre they opened their doors to the general public for a look round. It was a drawing opportunity I could not miss, so went along Friday night with the Sydney Sketch... Continue Reading →

A double dose of drumming

As several of you know I am a student of Japanese taiko drumming, and over the last month Australia's TaikOz and Japan's very own Kodo have been touring the country together. To explain how exciting a prospect that is, it would be like the Avengers teaming up with the X-Men. I did promise myself not to... Continue Reading →

Out at Rookwood

I dont know what it is about cemeteries that I enjoy drawing so much but Rookwood has always been on my checklist of places to draw, so when the Sydney Sketch Club headed out for its Open Day I thought it was a great opportunity. Rookwood Cemetery is the largest neocropolis in Sydney. It was... Continue Reading →

Harvest Moon Festival

Many Chinese celebrations do not have fixed dates, like Christmas or New Year, they are instead governed by the appearance of full moons. The Harvest Moon Festival celebrates the change in season, and the main day is when the moon is at it's brightest, fullest and highest in the sky. For those in the Northern... Continue Reading →

Let’s pencil that in

I'm doing a personal project using colour pencils and thought I'd share my process. I'm no expert with colour pencils and hardly use them, in fact these are the same ones I've had since I was twelve. But there are a few things you might find interesting or handy to know. And as always, I would love to hear... Continue Reading →

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