Animals! Animals! Animals!

Back in January I went down to Melbourne for a short break to catch up with some friends, and in particular sketching friends. I chose  Melbourne Zoo as a location for a day out having not been there since I was probably 16. Its very different from what I remember, a lot more trees and... Continue Reading →

Quick sketches

I've had so much on this year that getting out to sketch on location is a luxury. I've allowed  myself once a month to go out with one of my local sketch groups. On the weekend we went to the Sydney Fish Markets. The weather has been really unpredictable lately so packed mediums that I... Continue Reading →

An Evening with Kevin Smith

Last Friday I went and saw Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes (aka Jay and Silent Bob) at the State Theatre. Smith directed one of my favourite movies Mallrats - its very rare to find a movie that throws in cool comic book related jokes. Anyway, couldn't find any takers to come with me so went... Continue Reading →

Blue Lining

I headed out with a friend to sketch at the Coal Loader and Balls Head Point on the north side of Sydney. Usually when its a planned day of sketching I decide the night before what mediums to take. Sometimes it's everything - inks, watercolours, inktense pencils, graphites etc. but I end up not using them all. This time I couldn't... Continue Reading →

Coogee Beach

I made a promised myself to join my sketch club or urban sketchers group at least once a month. Life just gets busier and busier and I'm afraid my outings with them are becoming less and less. I've mentioned before how important they are to me as I use them get out of my comfort zone and experiment with... Continue Reading →

Toko and Band of Skulls

A rare night out these days, a friend and I headed out to see UK act Band of Skulls. Beforehand we went to dinner at Toko in Surry Hills. Only at the last minute I decided to take a sketchbook and pens. I have drawn quite a few bands lately and felt not much more could be... Continue Reading →

Easter treats

I'm not sure if this happens around the world, but in Australia, for those of us that live in the city, every Easter the Royal Agricultural Show comes to town. It was originally established in the late 1800s as a way to bring attention and promote the state's agricultural produce and industry. And it still... Continue Reading →

Chinese New Year, Part II

A week after the first lot of drawings, the lion dancing performances intensified but I still fitted in some sketches in between all the rushing around. If you would like a larger view of the sketch, just click on the image This is a shop entrance that sells Chinese ornaments and decorative hangings. If you... Continue Reading →

Chinese New Year

I'm a member of a kung fu school in Sydney (although to be more accurate, a lapsed student for a few years now) but when I can I help out at Chinese New Year with lion dancing duties. For those unaware of what lion dancing is please check out this link to my school, Jin... Continue Reading →

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