Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Year 3 of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 38


Week 38: Cat.

"Catwoman consults her script." Sketch of Eartha Kitt from "Batman", based on a publicity photo. Black finepoint Sharpie and white Signo opaque pigment marker on gold Quill Metallique card, mounted on black card.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Year 3 of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 37


Week 37: Holiday.

Collage using coloured cards, recycled paper, fabrics, aluminium foil, newspaper and Kindy Glitz glitter. Shading with coffee wash and black ballpoint ink.

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Week 37: Holiday II.

"Postcard from Down Under." White Signo pigment marker, black laundry marker and collage of stick-down lettering and various papers on black card.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Year 3 of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 36


Week 36: Pencil.

"Gone fishing." Freehand sketch in 2B graphite pencil, shaded with yellow, red and blue pencils. Based on my own photo of Dugil in 1978.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Year 3 of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 35


Week 35: Grandfather.

"Grandfather time." Freehand sketch in black Sharpie (no pencil, no eraser), shaded with graphite and yellow, red and blue pencils. Inspirational photos sourced from Google Images.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

A weekend of art

On Saturday, I attended the annual Penrith District Show, having again lodged five artworks in the art competition.

Penrith Show 2016

Penrith District Show 2016

Wow! I was not expecting to see a ribbon! (Last year, the organisers rang me to check if I was coming to the presentation.) My little octopus, drawn and coloured a few hours after my Masterclass with Leigh Hobbs, scored himself a gorgeous red rosette for Second Prize in Drawing!

Penrith District Show selfie

On Sunday, another meetup of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge Sydneysiders was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art's Cafe & Sculpture Terrace. It was great to catch up with fellow artists Louise Harland-Cox (and her gorgeous new twins), Patricia Ward, Jolanda Jarman, Cecilia Timm, Peter Hinton and Ramona Davey.

Meetup

Meetup sign-in

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Year 3 of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 34


Week 34: Intricate.

Black finepoint drawing of a petal, duplicated on various colours in a photocopier, then collaged onto red recycled paper. Shaded in watercolour.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Year 3 of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, Week 33


Week 33: Father.

One of the first frogs I ever caught, as a kid, had an extra frog attached firmly to the larger frog. A few minutes later: frog spawn! And lo, I learned about froggy fatherhood. Design created on black "scratch paper", which comes in a pack of five sheets (plus tool) for $4.00 from a toy shop. Based on an image found in a Google search.

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Week 33: Father II.

"Dreadlock Daddy". Freecut silhouette collage with various coloured cards and crushed papers, blue pencil and white Puffy paint. Based on a photograph of my nephew and his baby son acting out "The Lion King" at the beach.