Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Aang The Airbender

I don't usually delve into the fan-art side of illustration, but after watching Avatar The Last Airbender, I was curious to see what it would look like if the series was drawn by me. I put my curiosity to rest after I attempted this portrait of Aang, the main character of the show. It seemed strange converting a character that is drawn in an anime style to a more western form, considering it usually happens the other way around. Even with the simplification of lines I think I was able to maintain his curios, kind and playful childlike character.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


You know those people you see that you swear have grown up in the wrong era. I recently went to a gig where there was a guy that looked like he walked off the set of Wayne's World. He had the biggest hair I've ever seen and a denim jacked with cut-off sleeves. I'm pretty sure he somehow gained access to The DeLorean from Back To The Future and rocked his was to 2012 to make our ears bleed with his insane riffs!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Christmas Pageant

Illustration Commissioned by Community CPS for the 2012 Christmas Pageant
This is an illustration that was recently published in The Advertiser newspaper and was commissioned by Community CPS for the 2012 Christmas Pageant. I've posted the illustration in it's raw format without the added text or logo. I don't think I've ever done an illustration this intensely populated by so many different characters and colours. It's filled with many of Adelaide's most famous floats and well known characters, designed to be a feast for a child's eye. I spend many hours finding the right colours to complement a Christmas themed pageant making sure to steer clear of the cliché'd red green and white that seems to plague every other Christmas poster. I've posted a few close-up's of the illustration below to show some of the detail that went into creating the illustration. 

"Penguins grooving to the sound of the marching band"

"Clowns doing what they do best.....scaring young children"  

"Elephants, snowmen and jesters finally living in peace"

"Unicorn's making an appearance after years of extinction"