Monday, December 19, 2011


This is my present for my nieces and nephew, who live in W.A and New Zealand. It is A Special Christmas Message featuring Rudolph, who has a British accent.

Also, a depressed Santa

Monday, December 5, 2011

fun with lip synching!

Did you know you only need 6 mouth shapes to animate something talking? 5 if you're if you're lazy.

how do you make gifs

                  Hey Dude

how do you make gifs
                Gotta smoke?

how do you make gifs

                   Fuck you!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I used some lambrusco left in a wineglass to colour in these sketchy things. It works surprisingly well, maybe I'll get a box of goon and start a comic book.

This line and wash stuff reminds me of this book with these drawings. I had as a kid. I'm going to try and do more of it.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

digital painting

So classes have finished and I haven't really done anything since, apart from start watching Twin Peaks, so I figured I get drawing again. Amongst the piles of loose computer paper I found this:

I've been  scared of these fuckers since that movie Communion came out.Though alien abduction and subsequent space rape is scary, what I find particularly unsettling is the idea of them watching me. Like if I looked out the window and there was one there, just looking at me. No expression. Not bothered that I've seen it. Ahhhhh shit!

Anyway, enough about my fragile psychological state. A grey, camped outside someone's house taking observational notes, seemed like a funny image so I redrew the alien, along with a back yard for it to observe from.

I scanned them both, cleaned them up and merged them. I also got rid of the plants because I couldn't be bothered with them. Leaves and shrubbery are tricky in that I can do them simply or detailed, that's it. I'm never happy with them.

After converting the outlines to colour I added in block colouring, as I do for Circle Jerk.

Then I added highlights and shadow. I avoided using black and white and used similar hues to the block colours, apart from a faint black filter over the whole thing.

I'm fairly happy with the shadows, but I think the line work in the original drawings is better. I'm going to try colouring this in a few different ways, next up is water colour. This is like therapy or something.

I painted the two line drawings separately then merged them in PS. 

I put the outlines from the digital version over the top, to see how that looked too.

Pretty much like I did the outline in ink, which is what I'll do next. Maybe in black and white.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

More Birds

I've been drawing a lot of birds recently, here is a selection from scraps of paper I've been doodling on.

I personally like the farting penguin.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How I Do An Assignment

SURPRISE! it involves Virgil!

Brief was creating a cartoon character for a new line of cat food treats. I'm not shitting you.

So I started drawing cats. First I thought it would be good to show them doing stuff, being active cats.

 But I kept coming back to this floating, not-so-anthropomorphised cat.

In this one he looks like he's dead, or is a zombie, which isn't going to make people buy the product BUT it gave me an idea.

So I redid the floating cat, trying to make him look less dead.

When I did the colour rough in Photoshop I decided to give him the hypno eye treatment.

I got the go ahead from my tutor, and followed his advice about using acrylic. I did a rough undercolour and worked over it with the cat's darker coat colours, so you can see the lighter colour underneath. 

After that I did the same thing for the background and stuck the cut-out cat over it, then fiddled with adjustment layers a bit to get this:

Now I've just got to get a better scan of the background (because my scanner is rubbish), then I'll replace the slightly faded one in Illustrator

Thursday, September 1, 2011


This is Virgil. I'm quite fond of him.

It has been suggested that he is my muse.

I tried to colour his rad stripes with pencil but his wonder is too great for my prismacolour premieres

and i ain't so hot with water colour. especially when i use them on shitty printer paper.
 i will colour him digitally. STAY TUNED

Sunday, August 14, 2011


these are two more bird drawings. i did them last year and found them today. i drew them from a book about vultures

check out the stuff coming out of the zebra's ass! ha!

i think i watched the jungle book before i drew this

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

divisive figures in colonial history

captain cook didn't tell any of his crew what they were doing most of the time, and unlike pretty much everyone else (including that douche bag joseph banks) he didn't believe in a Great Southern Continent.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


My good friend Jon from Larry Tyler Management has got another installment of his monthly gig at the Evelyn Hotel in Fitzroy.
It's on July 22, come.