I’m getting a double dose of life drawing this week with the return of Dr. Sketchy’s this past Sunday (Yeah! Sketches soon) and with the next Covert Characters tomorrow!
This weekend I got to cross “See Dita Perform” off my life to-do list! Strip Strip Hooray returned to Melbourne for 2 encore shows after the first sold out within hours and I wasn’t going to miss my chance!
All of the performers were incredible and EVERYTHING sparkled! Dita’s iconic performances are iconic for good reason. She is impossibly graceful and precise yet genuinely seemed to enjoy herself. Did I mention that everything was sparkly – breathtakingly, dazzlingly sparkly.
The opening act was her Martini Glass routine and the crowd was instantly mesmerised. When she splashed it looked like diamonds falling in slow motion. This small (14x19cm) painting is my attempt to capture that.
Watercolor & Gouache
I will be selling prints and postcards of my work along with some new plush toys and a few other new things at OZ ComicCon Melbourne this weekend June 11th & 12th, 2016!
This will be my first time exhibiting at a OZ ComicCon event and it looks like it is going to be HUGE!
You can find me and my work at table 28 in the Artist Alley by the entrance near Stage 3.
Every class has a very different theme and model. The session lit by blacklight with glowing body paint was unlike any life drawing I have done to before!
These are a few of my favourite sketches from the last few months – NEON LIFE (Models Sebastian and Brie, Body Artist/s – Dale Proposch (Flutterby Face Painting), Body Artist and Photographer Suedy) , Mr Marmalade and Tahlia Celenn.
And in fitting with Fallout’s salvaged aesthetic I recycled a 20x30cm tin sign, weathering and sanding off its original paint.
I wanted to capture the Petty Girl glowing tan and sweet smile of vintage pin ups. I imagine that an image like this would be like a recruitment poster for the Brotherhood faction.
She is entirely painted using Vallejo acrylic paint including the Brotherhood logo and text that I airbrushed stencil on before beginning the figure. The finished painting is protected and sealed with UV cut Matte clear spray varnish.
I will have her on display and for sale at Supanova this weekend (April 16 & 17th) at the Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale.
Samus Aran in the Art Nouveau style new print design. I will have prints of her and my other designs for sale at this years events and online.
I never really got to play video games much as a kid but when I got to play Smash Bros. at friends’ houses I always chose Samus. It was years later I found out that she wasn’t a robot and there was a person inside!