Skip to main content

Urban Sketching: Federation Bells

This is not what I was drawing today but yesterday.  I've got loads of stuff to show for tomorrow and quite a bit to talk about!  Wait for the post tomorrow.  Now, I went Urban Sketching with the Melbourne Urban Sketchers group yesterday and this was a lot of fun.  This one took ages to draw too.  I was using my big landscape book yesterday.  These are Federation Bells, in Birraung Marr Park, a bit of a walk away from Federation Square.  It's a gorgeous view of the city from there.  All of us who were sketching were waiting for the bells to start and when they did...oh my gosh, it just wouldn't stop!  I mean, it started at 12:30 pm and we thought it would just go for a few minutes but half an hour later, it was still going and driving all of us sketchers a teeny bit mad!  It was great to catch up with the sketchers.  Sketch meets are fortnightly now and I don't always get to go and lately I have been way too busy to go out on location to sketch.  I really want to do more though.

For other of my pieces was used for a flyer without my permission.  I am happy to report that he has apologized for the transgression and with the help of friends on facebook, hopefully the point of not stealing somebody elses artwork hits home.  I think it did.

Anyway, stay tuned for the post tomorrow.  It's going to be a big one.

Popular posts from this blog

Drawing Request 08: A rancid baby teething on the enterprise while a stray shrink ray lies on the porch of the redneck family.

Day 34 and I've finally done another one of the drawing requests.  Only 2 more to go! This one is for my friend Peter Douglas, he requested this on facebook a while back, his request: A rancid baby teething on the enterprise while a stray shrink ray lies on the porch of the redneck family.  This was done with fineliners and brought into photoshop.

I am worried about what's going to happen after the pilot gig.  It's been really slow this year and with financial crisis looming...who knows what's going to happen.  I've never done any other sort of work that wasn't creative...with the exception of that one summer job I had working at a chocolate factory and admittedly that was fun.  Oh the many chocolates...ending up in my pocket (it was all perfectly legal, they encouraged workers to eat chocolates thinking that will make us all sick of it....obviously they didn't know that I could live solely on chocolates).   Anyway, I can't complain, I&…

Space Chickens in Space Trailer

Hi, hi!  A trailer for the projects I've been working on all year at Studio Moshi, as an Animation Team Lead, has been released!  Here it is in all it's glory.  It's pretty fun and manic and colourful, with funny stories and appealing characters. All the good things that I enjoy when working on a project.

It's always interesting when working with people from different countries and time zones, getting assets and feedback but it works.

We have 4 months left on this project.  Where did the time go?  It feels like it just zipped by.  I am looking forward to a break.  I think...this time around I will focus on getting my website done and working out all my social media accounts and perhaps a few new pieces as well.

Been doing budgets too.  I think I may have been eating out way too much and shopping, but hey...can't take money with you when you die!  That said, I think I will endeavor to be a bit more frugal in the next production.

Bunnylope 003

Howdy!  It's been a while since i posted anything up on the blog.  My bad. I've been super busy with one job after another and I WAS doing a few drawing challenges too before I got overrun with work.

For news, I finished up with one of my animation jobs last Monday, started work at one of my regular studios on Thursday and we're working on a cartoon movie for DVD, did drawing and freelance illustration in between those days and caught up with a friend, somebody was being a jack ass on the tram and I let them know it.   Rob and I also watched Logan, a great movie and I would totally recommend it.

Today, I did a bit of work, received text from one of my employers about more work and we're about to enjoy the day in a country fair.  Well, if we make it in time.  I also cooked up pancakes this morning and it wasn't a disaster.

Our kitty Hanzo (changed from Dorian) is causing a lot of mischief and he likes to eat electric cables.  Guess we have to find something to stop…