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Goodbye 2012, thank you!

Hello, hello!  Well, this is the last post for 2012 and this year has been phenomenal and I am very thankful for a great many things.   A few things that I achieved over the year:

 I studied Maya at school and scored top marks which was awesome and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I also made quite a few friends, which is pretty fantastic.  I am also proud that I managed to support myself through school and excel in freelancing, exhibitions and learning a new program.  I did it without any monetary support from anyone too.Participated in quite a few exhibitions this year and have started selling illustrations I do for fun.  I did a whole lot of exhibiting at Squishface and joining the comic studio has been great!  I started selling my prints at the Sketch and Tulip too and have made many new friends in the process.  I also finished my first zine.I trained every week when I was physically capable.  To be honest, the only time I didn't train was when I got sick.  I am also fitter, slimmer …

Lucky Cat with Bunny

Howdy, howdy!  Here is a lucky cat drawing.  I like Lucky Cats, I like what they symbolize and I have quite a few at home.   This is a quick drawing on my sketchbook. 

New Year is coming and I would like to wish you all an amazing and fortuitous New Years!!!!  Here's to 2013!!!  This is the time to reflect and be thankful for all the blessings in 2012 as well as to learning from the mistakes and the not so pleasant situations that may have occurred during the year.  2012 has been a great year for me and am hoping for better and brighter things for 2013.

Brain Fish

Hello, hello!  This is actually an old piece.  Didn't get the chance to finish my drawing today.  What do you guys think of it?  This was a theme of fish bone series I started but abandoned some time ago.  Lost my mojo for it I would say.  Planning to make some new fish bone pieces for sale and exhibition shortly.  Should be good fun.  I haven't drawn a proper fish bone piece in months!

Babushka Bunnies

I really like Babushka dolls.  I guess the fact that it can contain other Babushka dolls or other stuff intrigues me.  I decided to fill my one with bunnies.  What a surprise, right? 

New Year is coming soon!  Hope it is safe and enjoyable and that 2013 rocks for you!

Blue Smoker

Hello, hello!  Just got back from watching "The Hobbit" and it is freaking cool!  Very close and loyal to the book, which I like and I found it thoroughly enjoyable.  I have read the book before though and I already can't wait for the third movie...trust me, if Peter Jackson followed the last few chapters of the book, the third movie should be spectacular....or am going to be one very disappointed Rabbit.

Overindulged Holiday Bunny

Hello all!  Hope your Christmas was awesome!  I may have overindulged in the last few days...alcohol, ice cream, chocolates, french toast, eggnog, chocolate cake,  roast dinners, fried food,  pringles...just to name a few of the foods I don't eat as much anymore.  My trainer said to watch what I eat when the holidays started......so...um...oops (?).  Hard not to go overboard during the holidays.  Am back to a tough regime when the New Year starts!

I had a great time over the last few days though!  My sister saw me working on my laptop on Christmas day (yes, I am a workaholic by nature) so she put on the Black Butler anime on to distract me and I ended up watching the entire season of 24 episodes in one sitting.  Terrible but also utterly relaxing....if I wasn't so frustrated by the fact that the anime was nowhere near the quality of the manga (manga is pure awesome whereas anime was rubbish). 

I do need to get some work done over the holidays unfortunately as some of the wor…

Daruma Doll

Merry Christmas everyone!!!  Hope you are all having an awesome time!!! This is a drawing of a Daruma Doll I did a few days ago at the studio.  A Daruma doll is from Japan and the gist is that if you have a wish, you paint one eye of the Daruma doll and when your wish comes true you, you get to paint the other eye. If your wish never comes true...your Daruma doll essentially stays half blind.  I have a Daruma doll at home as well and I made a wish and painted one eye years ago.  My wish has yet to come true though.  Hopefully it will in 2013!

Heh, New Years is on it's way...though tomorrow is Boxing Day and that means shopping and watching the Hobbit!!!

Ice Cream

There is always something so nice about eating tubs of ice cream and chilling on the couch watching movies.  I don't really eat a whole lot of junk anymore because of my fitness regime but it is nice to enjoy every once in a while and especially with good company.

Back to training and having a healthier diet with less take-away next year!  I have definitely eaten out way too much this year so am planning to cook more and properly this time.  Less burning.  Definitely less burning.

Face 02 ( no pencils )

Hi there!  I did this without any pencils which was rather cool!  Would like to practice a bit more on it all though!!  Drawn on hemp paper using copics and Mepxy pens.

Met my partners extended family yesterday and it was a lot of fun!  Everyone was really friendly and nice.  I've been having too much junk food though...tsk tsk.  The cake at the party was awesome.


Pop Art girl

Howdy!  I don't normally show my progress but I had some pretty nice shots.  This was something I drew in the studio a few days ago.  It was fun just to sit down and doodle...I don't get a lot of chances like that though I am making the effort to draw more nowadays, even if they are just quick sketches.

Mmm....I haven't had confirmations/contracts of certain jobs go through yet so I am a little worried...that said, I have been hankering for some time to do my own drawings, comics and projects so perhaps I should stop worrying?  Who knows.  It may just be that I spent a lot over the Christmas season.....but hey, Christmas comes once a year right and it is for enjoying!

Raspberry Fish: SOLD

Howdy!  The original watercolour piece sold at the "Love for Art Exhibition" I was in.  The exhibition ended yesterday and this sold yesterday too.  Hurray! 

A very busy few days ahead with parties and Christmas.  Going to be good and I can't to eat my mum's cooking!

Happy Holidays everyone!

Well Christmas is approaching and here is my season's greetings to you all!  Regardless of whether or not you celebrate Christmas, I know you all enjoy the holidays that come with it!  So have fun with whatever you are doing but be safe!

Face 01

Howdy!  I bought a face book by Glenn Barr the other day and it inspired me to draw more faces!   I would love to draw up a face everyday next year...how cool would that be?  Though, I have a bazillion and one ideas and goals for next year already...so we'll see.  I can't do everything, as much as I would like to!

Anyhoo, hand drew and inked this on hemp paper and coloured in Photoshop!

Christmas Pinup

Christmas pinup!  Felt like drawing this sort of thing a few days ago.  I doodled it with my guy on the weekend in a cafe before heading off for a nice German dinner.  So need to work on my hands and feeet.  Next year!  Next year that is the goal...amongst a few other goals.  I know it's not Christmas yet but I've already started sorting out a few goals for 2013.  I did really well with achieving things I set out to do this year and I am hoping to have that same driving force for next year!

Chooky Bunny

I got called a Chooky Bunny the other day so I thought I'd draw it up!   Christmas is upon us!  A lot of Christmas shopping to be done that's for sure....and I need to get it all done by this Friday!  EEP!  I wont have any time after that....oh dear...

Thinking of doing an actual website to archive all my best illustrations.  Need to sort through my works soon....

Satisfied Cat

Howdy! So I went to Hofbrauhaus with my guy last night and we ordered the meat platter for two and we got so stuffed!  As it is, he's still asleep with a full stomach as I write this.  Pretty funny!  Was an awesome night last night though and it's always a delightful treat to throw caution into the wind and just enjoy.

Unfortunate Santa

Saw a rather unfortunate looking Santa in drag yesterday near the studio.  Wasn't pretty, had to draw this by memory though and I don't think I quite captured the essence...

Cardio Day

Today was cardio day at the gym and it was great but downright brutal.  Justin upped the ante in some of the exercises so am feeling it a bit.  There's an exercise called "suicide runs"  and from the name, you know it's not pleasant.  It involves running and running from point to point several times.  I'll need to do another illustration over the next few days to be able to explain it clearly. 

Fitness levels are shooting through the roof though...it's been awesome!

Tickle Fights

Well...with tickling...it's more like a tickle massacre really since my guy isn't ticklish himself so it's a rather one sided fight.  Frankly, it probably should be deemed illegal as the disadvantage to the ticklish party is far too much.

Been drawing a lot of Pink Bunny lately...just been feeling it I guess and will also start introducing more characters in it too.  This is my first design of a dog character.  Realized pretty quickly that I needed them to have noses unlike the cats and rabbit characters.  Couldn't tell it was canine otherwise.

Still quite a bit to do but I think am managing my time fairly well.......or as well as I can possibly manage given the amount I take on.....

All about the shoulders

Howdy!  Training this morning today and it was all about the shoulders and arms.  Been doing a lot of circuit training in the gym with my personal trainer Justin lately.  It's tough, I won't lie about that and am sore all over but the results are pretty obvious:  Am more toned than I have ever been in my entire life...so it's pretty darn cool.  Want to be fit, tough and toned...got to work for it! 

Did a lot of freelance stuff afterwards too...hopefully I will be allowed to show it on my blog as I quite like what I did today.

Training again first thing tomorrow and lots of work to do (as always)..though I am looking forward to catching up with a friend tomorrow night!

Pink Boxing Bunny

Howdy!  Well, I had a boxing training session with Justin yesterday and it was awesome!  Need to get rid of a few habits that I got when I was doing kickboxing though.  Training has been pretty great and I like how my fitness levels have shot up and I do feel a whole lot more confident body-wise too.  Looking forward to another year of intense training next year too! 

I haven't drawn the Pink Bunny in aaaaaages!  Looking forward to drawing everyday once again.  I have some new drawing goals in mind next year.  Let you know more closer to New Years!

Strath Creek Falls

Went to Strath Creek Falls last weekend.  I will be practicing creating landscapes next year (3D models and drawing) so gathering a lot of reference material when am out in the country.  It was so much fun and a great thing to do on such a hot day.  That said, it was difficult place to get to.  Every local we asked said that it was clearly marked and it was sooooooo not!  Looking forward to more adventures and travelling.

Backpack design for a job

Howdy!  Here is one of the object designs I did for a job a few months ago.  I think it's cute....I wouldn't mind a bag like this.

Anyhoo, I spent all of last week not training at all because I was sick and I am back into it tomorrow.  I also have a ton of work to do and Christmas is fast approaching and I need to do shopping soon and need money for shopping as well.  Ah dear....see how that all pans out!  It's going to be a very busy next few weeks....

3D render of project

Not a lot of time to write, more tomorrow.

Friday Drinks

Howdy!  This is a quick sketch I did yesterday while waiting for a friend for a catch up.  We were planning to do a little project together and this drawing was inspired by that.  It won't be what I will use for later though....

Friday today!  Though much work still needs to get done.  Bleh!

Legs

Howdy!  Looks like I may be on a roll drawing up new illos again.  I have a ton of deadlines though so lets see how long this lasts....  beeing seeing ladies with legs that seem to go on forever so thought I'd draw one up just for kicks!

Bird Nest Hair

Howdy!  Check out what I drew for Squishface drawing night!  First actual illustration in a long while where I actually took some time to do it.  More to come....I hope.

Still sick.....

So am still a bit sick.  I've blown my nose so much that I don't have any skin left.  I'm also a little deaf in one ear.  Training has been cancelled for the whole week till I recover and I really have to take it easy the next few days.  I am feeling rather blue and hoping I don't run out of kleenex.  I want hugs but I don't want to give anyone this virus either.

My parents came by today with some food though, so that has perked me up a little bit!  I like food.  Least am not sick and starving.  I spent most of yesterday just eating muesli and fruit and a some crackers.

Sick, sick,sick.....

Howdy.....so am sick.  The constant change of weather in Melbourne has caused a few problems for me, in a sense I am now blowing my nose like nothing and my head feels fuzzy and it's difficult to breathe.  Going to have to call it an early night tonight....

WIP screenshot 02: about boiling line animation

Hello, hello!  A work in progress shot of one of my current gigs which I can say absolutely nothing about for a good while.  I can mention though that it has a boiling line animations.  Which essentially means that I need to re-draw everything twice so that the lines wobble. ....it's easy but tedious and takes time.  Gah!  Imagine, every prop and asset needing to wobble 3 times and be re-coloured 3 times too....so essentially...am going to be here for a while.  This is one of those gigs where I design and animate everything myself.

I am so hankering to draw my own stuff soon...

concept art for a current gig

Howdy....a real rough concept art for a gig am working on at the moment.  Can't say anything about it though!  More to tell later....

For the Love of Art works

Howdy!  Had a great time at Sketch and Tulip yesterday!  Here are the works I have on display!  I had a great time yesterday!  I had family and friends come in and people seemed to like the works and there was pizzas to be had....it was pretty rad!

For the Love of Art Exhibition tomorrow at Sketch N Tulip!

Hello, hello!!!  Well...the For Love of Art exhibition is on tomorrow!  Wheee!!!  The top picture shows the front window of Sketch & Tulip...it has a bunny!

Hope to see you guys there if you can make it!  The address is 364 Victoria Street North Melbourne.  Event starts from 6pm onwards!

Berry Fishies dropped off

Howdy!!!  Well, I dropped off my berry fishies at Sketch and Tulip for the Love of Art exhibition this morning.  The opening night is this Friday and am really looking forward to it!  Should be an awesome night.  Come on down if you are free!  364 Victoria Street North Melbourne Victoria.




Work in Progress screen shot

Howdy!  Here is a screenshot of another project am working on.  Quite a few to smash out before Christmas.  The holiday season is either nothing or everything at once and I have a bit of a snowball in my hands at the moment.  Probably a good thing...I have something to pay my taxes with.  Yech.  I hate taxes.

Screen Capture of previous gig

Howdy!  I am busy.  Yes...I know am starting to sound like a broken record...but seriously, I am as busy as they get.  I work really hard, I love freelancing and I don't care to let clients down, especially those that have been good to me.   Good clients inspire loyalty and me trying my best for them.  I drew over 16 different stuff (can't say what am doing for the moment) and that's a lot.

The pic above is a screen grab of job I did aaaages ago.  I am unsure whether or not I can show any good quality versions of them soooo...alas.

Anyhoo, got an exhibition at Sketch and Tulip this Friday!  Wheeee!  Come on down if you're in Melbourne at 364 Victoria Street North Melbourne.

WIP screenshot

Howdy...this is something am working on at the moment.  This is me cleaning up a rough of one of my designs.  Unfinished ofcourse.  I can't really say much about the project or what it's for right now.  Perhaps later!

Steampunk fish from fish zine

Howdy!  Running around for most of the day with events and whatnot which is always nice.  Anyhoo, here's one of my old drawings from my steampunk fishzine I made earlier this year..

I really can't wait to have more time to complete my list of personal projects.

A blast from the past: an episode from "Cabbies"

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Hah!  Check this out, I animated this aaaages ago, total blast from the past...about 2008 I would say.  I animated 10 Cabbie episodes for Zactoons and this is one of them.   You guys can watch all 10 episodes on youtube.  I think there were more episodes after that but I ended up getting booked elsewhere so I couldn't work for them.  This was a really fun gig to animate on.

Guess that's the advantage of not having much time at the moment to generate new artwork is that I have to look at my backlog of work that I would be allowed to post up on my blog.  I can't put up much of what I am currently working on, that's for sure.  I like looking at the different gigs I've done over the years and the range of it.  From community, government, corporate jobs, animations for kids so it's all c-rating (c-rating is even lower and far less offensive than the g-rating) to adult animations that are aimed to offend.   It's pretty cool and I love b…

Egg timer

Howdy.  A simple image for tonight.  So, I tried to make an omelet tonight for dinner and I only had a few eggs left in the fridge.  I go to break all of them over a bowl and then I tried to crack the last one and it was more resilient than the others. I then realized it was hard boiled.  Why on earth would I hard boil an egg and place it in with all the other eggs in the fridge?  It's like am self-sabotaging myself in the kitchen and I certainly don't need any help in that department!  I have had quite a few home economic disasters over the years...so much so I've been advised to make a comic about it and as soon as I have time, i most certainly will!  My list of personal projects is getting pretty long.....

Monkey Punch Dinosaur

Behold....the first thing I've illustrated that wasn't for a job or school for months and months and months!  I did this for the Monkey Punch Dinosaur tumblr page.  Check it out as the entries are pretty effing sweet!


Dukes of Broxstonia plane prop

Howdy!  So I am finished designing for Dukes of Broxstonia.  Was a lot of fun and I hear that the series is getting nominated for quite a few awards which is pretty darn cool!

Anyhoo, I still don't have time to draw anything which is a bit of a pain.  I have a lot on at the moment (so what else is new?).  Bit of freelance has come my way, hoping that'll help cover some new equipment I need and to take a short course on z brush later.  Amazing modelling tool that one.  That said, I think I'm done with school.....for a little while.  Looking forward to just full-time freelancing again.  I juggle my time a bit better that way.

I need to take a vacation....but the downside of providing for yourself is that there's no one else to cover bills and whatnot if I don't do it since I'm not getting any financial support any where else.  Freelancing is still the bomb though!  What other job can I enjoy a sunny afternoon and then work till the cows come home?

character design for a job

Howdy!  This is a rough design for a job am currently working on. Was testing linework and looks for this one.  There is limited animation involved but a lot of designs to do.

I have quite a bit of freelance work to get on with for a few months which is awesome.  Tons of bills to pay and thinking of expanding my computer equipment ever since the rendering debacle.  I need to build a few 3D worlds for my portfolio which means...a lot of rendering and my machines being taken up.

For the Love of Art (Exhibition)

Howdy!  My work is going to be in this exhibition that's going to be at the Sketch & Tulip on Nov 30, Friday!  Hurrah!  364 Victoria Street North Melbourne.  Come on down and check it out!  I am still sorting out which pieces I will be putting up for sale.  All original pieces this time!

My friend David Pereira is running the show.  Check out some of his work if you get a chance!