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Happy 2022! Back to work.

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  Hi! Hi!  How have things been?  Well, I started back at work yesterday and I have to say, it feels like I haven't left work at all.  Vacation, what vacation?  Considering I spent most of my break trying to clean my work space, gardening and going back to working on Fuzzy Pudgies , it feels like I haven't had much of a break at all.  Does anyone  else feel that? I actually haven't sorted out all of my yearly goals yet.  I always bite off more than I can chew and then I feel like a failure when I don't accomplish everything.  This time around, am trying to take it week by week and see how much I can get done during that week. Right now, am back to freelancing and working on a commercial right now and doing patterns and Fuzzy Pudgies after hours,

Happy New Year 2022

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Happy New Year everyone!!!!  Hope you all had a good and safe one.   It's been sooooo hot these last few days so Rob and I just stayed home and away from the sun the last 3 days.  I also spent those days stripping down my study to organize it.  New Year, new set up, right?  I was hoping to be completely done by New Year's Eve but it didn't work out that way.   I took out all the books from the shelves to order them by genre/subject and or size.  I also culled my Fiction books and just kept my favourites. What's a New Year without a bit of a cull?  A fresh start to 2022, cutting out the fat, so to speak.  Hanzo spent his time helping me catalogue the books and check if the book shelf has maintained it's structural integrity. And hey, cos I started with the books, I thought it would be a good idea to organize my art supplies.  I have a lot of supplies. Hanzo felt a bit daunted by it all.  I could probably open up my own art store or do art classes at my place.  Though

Merry Christmas Eve 2021

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  Happy Holidays everyone!  Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, hope you're all at least enjoying the time off or getting that sweet, sweet holiday money. I haven't been working as much this month since finishing up at Studio Moshi.  I spent my 2.5 weeks of unemployment catching up with people, training at the studio gym, Christmas shopping and Christmas parties.  It was so good just being able to catch up with heaps of people. Had a picnic at the park for Studio Moshi.  I worked with them this year as an Assistant Animation Director for a TV series that will be released next year.  The two guys are veterans in the 2D animation Melbourne scene and definitely, my good friends and  one of my most favourite animation teams to be a part of. Studio Moshi Christmas Party My long time friends and fellow cat lovers and who are all veterans of the 2D animation scene as well.  We still have yet to work on a project that involves all 4 of us though.  We had Christmas lunch at a lovely

Lucky Cat (Maneki Neko) Collection updated on Redbubble Shop

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 Hi, hi!  I've started updating my Redbubble shop again and this is an illustration based on my lucky cat collection from a few years ago.  My collection has well and truly increased over the last few years.  Anyway, I spent the last few days, after working hours, to turn this illustration into a pattern.  It took a while and I've come up with this fairly detailed thing.  Lucky cats, also known as maneki nekos, beckoning cat, fortune cats and Chinese Money Cat (though they originated from Japan) come in many colours and carrying different props which all mean something different.  If you do have one in the house, make sure to put it near where you make money or easily seen through an open door.  I have a few in my office and next to my computer where I make most of my money.  It's good feng shui I hear, that said, I am not an expert! The lucky cat print looks great on quite a few products!  These are a few below.  Do make sure to check out my shop and feel free to click on

More work illustrations and it's November. Where did the time go?

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 Hallo, hallo!  Where did the time go?  Seriously, we're in November now.  It's been a real busy few months.  Above are illustrations I did for a job earlier this year.  I really should make a separate folio for children's book stuff since I can do it but my folio in general is pretty erratic.  I love drawing nature and skulls best but you don't get a lot of jobs with those.  I need to draw more humans in my folio and definitely ones with full backgrounds.  It's just finding the time and motivation to draw those I guess.  Right now, am more interested in creating patterns and am hoping to expand my folio there as well. Currently I have an Assistant Animation Director role on the current TV series I am working on. Should appear on the Disney channel some time next year. That has been keeping me busy.  Lockdown has finally ended (again) in Victoria, so I am enjoying that right now.  Seeing friends, training with Justin and just recently Rob and I went to the museum fo

Finished Illustrations for a job and life update in general

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  Hallo, hallo!  Been so long since I wrote anything since August.  Well, I was working on a TV series at Princess Bento and am now at Studio Moshi, my contract is until end of November, early December.  I finally wiped out everything for this illustration client I've been working for since February and the drawings above are a few I did for the job.  My favourite ones anyway. It's about books, if you haven't been able to tell.    It's been a super busy year.  I haven't posted up heaps of drawings or projects that I've been working on or the last few commissions for Fuzzy Pudgies, all that!  This is my second day of not working 2 jobs.  I look forward to drawing my own stuff or relaxing!  

Blue Jays and Skull

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  Hi!  It's been a month since I wrote, whoops!  Things have been really busy, as per normal.  So  the Blue Jay skull above was the last illustration I managed to finish, for myself , before things got crazy.  I've been working on back to back contracts.  A Chobani commercial, which I will post up on my next blog post, a commission for Fuzzy Pudgies, I am currently finishing my contract as an animator for Smiling Friends this week and then am starting on another contract at Studio Moshi for Solar Oppostites and on top of ALL these jobs I've been doing illustration jobs after hours and on weekends.  It's quite nuts!  I will hopefully be able to post more and show the work I've done.  There's a lot of content I could put up and just not enough time or inspiration to do it. Drawing above was done with copic markers.  I am so close to completing my copic collection.  Very excited. For other news, Victoria, Australia is back in lockdown.  Thanks a lot NSW for not con