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James Bond 007 Themed Life Drawing Night

Another great night of life drawing with Covert Characters! Our model John was both the dynamic hero and sophisticated man of mystery. We continue our movie themed classes with a tribute to “The Wild Ones” next Wednesday night. The beautiful Tijana will be playing Marlon Brando with her motorcycle! Yes there will be a motorcycle inside the studio for you to draw 🙂

Details and tickets can be found here>


Watch My OZ Comic-Con Workshop on Twitch

I had a great time at Oz Comic-Con this weekend! Thank you to everyone that came by my table and supported me with your kind words and purchases.

Like every event I could not make it through without my wonderful helpers and friends <3 I am especially grateful to my sister and Ben for coming to help on Sunday when I did my first ever workshop.  That is a photo of me doing last minute revision and notes for my presentation looking deceptively calm.

If you are interested in seeing my workshop the video is available to watch on Twitch through the link below:

â—ŠIntroduction to Better Figure Drawing & Character Design -Lily McDonnell OZ Comic-Con Melbourne 2017â—Š

 


Little Groot Plush Toys

Do you need a Little Groot in your life?

I have 2 new Little Groot Plush toys for sale at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne this weekend!

These are my own design and handmade by me for the convention. They are made from cream fleece with quality green fabric paint shading. The eye detail and leaves are hand cut felt. They have black plastic safety eyes and hand embroidered smiles.

The stand about 21cm tall which is roughly what I could estimate as”life size” from GotG2.

 


OZ Comic-Con Introduction to Better Figure Drawing & Character Design Workshop

I will be teaching a Workshop this Sunday July 2nd at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne. I will be at the Twitch Workshop Stage at 4:00pm talking about tips and practices to help create interesting characters and draw them better.  I will also be talking about basic proportion, creating unique characters and how to improve your drawing skills by setting goals.

I will take questions after the workshop or you can visit me at Table 66 near the Comic District.

 


OZ Comic-Con Melbourne July 1-2

I will be at Table 66 at OZ Comic-Con Melbourne next weekend, July 1-2. Not only will I be selling prints and plush toys I am teaching a workshop!

If you are around on the Sunday at 4:00pm I will be talking about creating unique character designs and how to improve your figure drawing. I should be at the “Community Stage” but check your Event Guide. It’s that booklet that you get that you only look at once you’re back home…


New Ripley/Alien Prints

New Ripley/Alien Print!

This piece is for my dear friend Ellen- keep going, keep fighting.

I wanted try to create a tribute to the 1979 Alien film but I felt that the soft romantic Art Nouveau style that I love wouldn’t be appropriate. But the style of Aubrey Beardsley and H.R. Giger’s Xenomorphs had a certain harmony.

Knowing that both artist studied architecture I found inspiration for the composition in the depictions of St George in church windows.

I will have a limited number of A3 posters of this piece at Oz Comic-con Melbourne on July 1-2. Find me at Table 66 near the “Comic District”.


Ziggy Stardust Themed Life Drawing

We started off our June music themed life drawing sessions with a bang! The multi-talented and delightful Hamish treated us to a song and was every bit a rockstar as Ziggy Stardust.

Our music theme continues in our next session on June 21st featuring none other than the King, Elvis Presley!  Join us for a hip shaking and fun sketching!

Details can be found on the Covert Characters FB page.