I picked up this book Sunny by Taiyo Matsumoto the other weekend at Kinokuniya in Sydney.
Absolutely amazing book. Everytime I look at it it makes me want to draw.
My impulse is to emulate, but I know my style works best when it is brushy rather than the delicate nib or fineline marker line that Matsumoto [...]
David spotted Zara’s autobiography in a second hand bookstore while visiting Sydney. He recalled that it was on my reading list for the Enid/Harold project.
From what I have read so far Zara does focus on the pleasant aspects of life, here is an example ” I loved the girls who looked after us in the [...]
This photo is from the National Trust website, but I will post some of my photos soon. None of the photos do justice to the colours. Enid really wasn’t afraid of colour apparently.
Also Enid was a big fan of the Better Homes and Garden type magazines. I just came across this great flickr photo set [...]
“I expected not to like him, but from the beginning I saw in him qualities that suggested far greater depths of character than appeared on the glossy surface. Of his mental capacity there was ample evidence in this scholastic attainments and in the substance of his speeches. His style as a speaker was not particularly [...]
I recently watched “The Prime Minister Is Missing”, (opening sequence above) a dramatised documentary about Harold Holt’s final days. It has a lot of imagery I hadn’t as yet come across, such as Arthur Calwell in hospital and an image of the car that he was in when he was shot at.
It is a little [...]
I recently participated in the OzComics Weekly Drawing Challenge because the theme was The Maxx. The Maxx is the first comic I feel in love with.
Today I felt the temptation to continue participating in these weekly drawing challenges (this week is The Punisher), but I convinced myself that if I was going to draw a [...]
There are heaps of comics out there I respect and enjoy, but Ryan a’s Nothing Is Forgotten is one of the rare ones I wish I had made.
It didn’t grab me straight off, it took until the aerial shot of the house and the boy running towards the forest that I felt it starts to [...]
It is movie Watching Time.
My fiance David has been working particularly hard recently on writing funding applications and strategising towards getting his animated cop show up and into the world. So I decided to make him a sculpted version of one of the main characters, Sargent Ackersley.
It is very much a prototype to figure out issues with the design [...]