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 →

C is for Cookie

  Exciting news! Earlier this year I entered an online competition with Threadless t-shirts to design a Sesame Street shirt. Well I wasn't the ultimate winner, however, they recently contacted me about accepting my design as a t-shirt. It's a fab wesbite, I have bought several shirts from them. The great thing is that the... 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 →

Welcome Spring

I'm a big fan of winter but even I'm over the cold season this year. And without fail on the 1st September (for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere) it was a warm, sunny spring day. Work has been very manageable this week so it allowed me some free time to sit in my... Continue Reading →

From baci to brushwork

One of my pleasures these last few years has been learning taiko. It is a Japanese drumming practice which spans thousands of years. Not only are the taiko, or drums, beautifully crafted generation after generation in Japan, this style of drumming is an art. It not only requires great technique but an insight into Japanese... Continue Reading →

The 5 Food Groups

Armed with a bit more knowledge I was prepared for the next round in my pursuit of better architectural drawing. As work has been full on I haven't been able to get out and sketch (not that the weather has been great for it either) so the only time available to draw is at night... Continue Reading →

A bit of colour in Sydney

We're heading into the middle of winter now and although the endless days of rain seem to be a permanent fixture in Sydney of late, my favourite type of weather came out on Saturday for one of our Sydney Sketchclub Meetups –nice, crisp cool winter air with bright warm sunshine. It may be hard for... Continue Reading →

Urban Colours

It seems like the only time I have to draw out and about is when I'm eating. All except for the one in the park was sitting at a cafe/restaurant/gelati shop etc. For a closer look click here.  Cheers!

A Breakthrough at Cockatoo

Back in December 2010 I started this blog with the whole premise of finding a style that I was happy with, or to see if I had a style at all. I was testing myself on all levels – landscape drawing, still life, different mediums, participating in online projects like Urban Sketches, Sketchbook Project, Everyday... Continue Reading →

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