Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Just some snippets from my sketchbook. A mix of mall sketches and a caricature from memory. You could say 'compost' for future character designs.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Character design

Done some time ago, these character designs were 'spec' work for two different productions. The top one is an 'aussie santa' and the one below an immigrant janitor.

It's looking like both projects fell through, which means I can show them. Something to do with the GFC bogey man I suspect.. And perhaps setting Santa in the Australian summer time was too cruel a concept to contemplate anyway!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hand studies

Away, but not idle... not that there is anything wrong with idleness. Please remember to stop and smell the roses fellow creatives!

My recent house move is over, but things are still not set up. Nevertheless I've been enjoying working only with the simplest of tools, namely a pen and sketchbook.

Getting stuck on drawing a hand pose recently I thought I'd delve a little deeper into the problem. Study and visual research can be tedious, and stifling to the creative urge I find. But since I was doing it, I thought I'd do it 'good'.

You may notice I went to the trouble of studying fingers in and of themselves. It became apparent that my inability to draw the given hand posture was actually a problem with drawing fingers. This would make sense given they are 50% of our hands!