I spent a week in August with my sketching friends down in Melbourne. A few had other objectives that week other than sketching, but for me that was my main focus. After a very personal ordeal, I needed to get back on track and remember what it is like to sketch out and about again. There was... Continue Reading →
One afternoon I felt like doing some drawing. I do a bit on a regular basis but they are always project-based and at different stages requiring thought and patience. So after some "serious" art I wanted to splash out and have some expressive fun. A few months ago I came across a link to the... Continue Reading →
Cockatoo Island revisited
Big outing out with the Sydney Sketch Club on Saturday and the venue was Cockatoo Island which has become a bit of a happy hunting ground for me in terms of successful art exploration (see my first visit here). I think it's primarily due to it being this huge industrial site where you can use... Continue Reading →
The first Urban Sketchers Australia outing for the year was a day trip to Newcastle. Over two hours by train from Sydney - the three things I always associate with this city are - surfing beaches, mining and the rugby league team, Newcastle Knights. I had never been there before (I know, shameful) so I... Continue Reading →
On the weekend was National Tree Day. Lots of local councils organised tree planting events and a friend of mine is a member of the Wolli Creek Preservation Society (WCPS). They are a group of volunteers dedicated to protecting a rarity – native bushland in inner Sydney. It would be like finding a natural woodland... Continue Reading →
On Saturday aftenoon
I went to one of my favourite sketching spots with a friend on the weekend, Camperdown Cemetery. It was established in the mid 1800s and I would say the last time it was used was a century later. The main kind of activity it sees now are dog walkers, people on lunch breaks, history buffs... Continue Reading →
Urban Sketchers meet up
I finally found time to head out to an Urban Sketchers Australia meet up. I couldn't stay the entire day so I went in earlier to get a head start. After spending some time considering how to approach drawing architecture (see Brick by Brick post) I really wanted to implement what I learnt. It wasn't so... Continue Reading →
Vote now or…Hulk smash!
Hello everyone, Following on from my last post, I have submitted more designs to Threadless t-shirts. They are running an Incredible Hulk competition at the moment, and this is my first (of two) design that has been approved and ready for voting. So if you have an account with Threadless it would super-fantastic if I... Continue Reading →
Toulouse-Lautrec to Turner
A sketching friend and I spent 10 days in Canberra and Adelaide seeing the touring Toulouse-Lautrec and J.W Turner exhibitions in each respective capital city. Apart from Canberra being the capital of Australian politics and international embassies, it has most of the national museums and galleries. I imagine it is like a mini version of... Continue Reading →
Abu Dhabi Do!
In February I was given the exciting opportunity to travel to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to play with TaikOz. A huge honour, considering I'm not one of their more dedicated students. It was a unique advenutre and a bit of an insight into the life of a professional touring musician, and it... Continue Reading →