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 →
As per usual around this time of year the Festival of Sydney is on which hosts all types of performing and visual arts, both national and international artists. Then on top of that a lot of Northern hemisphere bands like to tour the country in our summer to make the most of our weather (although... 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 →
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 →
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!
4, 5, 6, 7...Sketchbooks Before I met all my sketchbook buddies I only ever used drawing books to work out ideas in – they were full of scribbles, notes and taped in clippings and especially not for sharing. But the phenomena of sketchbooks more as personally illustrated journals has rubbed off on me. Now I... Continue Reading →
A, B, C…
Greetings everyone, welcome to my new-ish blog makeover! To see more colour ink work please click here. With much deliberation of what to do with this blog after my satisfying breakthrough using colour inks, I've decided to showcase a bit more of my work besides black and white ink. Which will be quite nice –... Continue Reading →
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 →
More Bus Stops
More bus stops for my Urban Sketches contribution. For detailed images click here. Cheers!
Pump Pen Second Review
Over the last month or so I have tried to fit in some random sketches to continue my trial of the Ackerman pump pen with fairly interesting results. I may have mentioned in my last review that the pump pen would be really handy when I'm sketching en plein air, instead of having to balance... Continue Reading →