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Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2018

I wanted to share some photos from last weekend Oz Comic-con and say a big thank everyone who came by to support me with their kind words and purchasing my work 

I did my first playmat con sketch and got an amazing Space Dandy sketch from Jeffrey Cruz “Chamba” for my partner James to say thank you for all his help.

My sister, Maggie had her Comic con debut sharing my table selling her handmade and gloriously sparkly one of a kind earrings – Check out her work at Showgirl Pearls 


Dr. Sketchy’s Life Drawing with Chase Paradise

A fiery and funny night at Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Melbourne last week with Chase Paradise #strippacomic!
I am having a great time loosening up and scribbling with my watercolor pencils 


#mermay Mermaid Drawings

I’ve had some health problems lately and I decided to draw mermaids to cheer myself up #mermay
I wanted to create some decorative ornament like designs.
Copic Multiliners on A4 illustration board


Fairlady 300ZX “Woodblock” Painting

Something a bit different – Japanese woodblock print style 300ZX Fairlady I painted as a birthday present for a friend based on his own beautifully restored and lovingly converted street/racer Nissan.
The scene is on “Benkei Bridge” looking towards a modern Tokyo.


Tarzan

Tarzan – strong and wary. He is at one with the jungle.

An ink and watercolor piece I did earlier this year as a birthday present for my very dear and very talented artist friend. Find him on instagram – https://www.instagram.com/loopydavestuff/ and shower him with compliments and money

I wanted to capture the feel of old 3 color printed bookcovers using only yellow, green and black to build the image. I completely redrew the line work 4 times before I was happy with it.


Valkyrie

“She has come for me,
Moonlight is her face
Ravens, her cloak
Through the cold mist
On the now silent battlefield.
VALKYRIE”

I had this idea and sketched out a tiny scribbley thumbnail about a year ago. I started collecting reference images and refined the sketch. I would work on it when I got a chance but it wouldn’t look right. So I would leave it. I would restart again with the thumbnail. More reference. Restarting it again. And again. And again.

And then something clicked and I restarted and finished the painting in about a week. What clicked? Her wings couldn’t be majestically outspread, to be descending they would be pulled back and smaller. And the composition fell into place.


Indiana Jones Ink Drawing

Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of my favourite movies. It has everything that makes a great story. And the cinematography is masterful.
Has Harrison Ford always been a cool grumpy old man?


Superman Sketch – 80th Anniversary

A sketch to celebrate Superman’s 80th anniversary issue #1000 which I never posted. Jubilant and full of justice.


Free Comic Book Day 2018

A few of the 20+ sketches I did as part of Free Comic Book Day 2018 last weekend. Thank you Classic Comics and All Star Comics Melbourne for having me! And thank you to all the lovely people that came by and requested something. I had a great day drawing for you! 


May the Fourth be with you – Happy Star Wars Day!

Happy #StarWarsDay #MaytheFourth
Here are some of my tributes to Star Wars from the last couple of years. The movies have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember so it was only recently that I realised what a influence they have been