Monday, June 23, 2014

Brisbane on stilts

Pen and watercolor wash drawing of Brisbane as dusk, with flying fruit bats overhead, and old style Queenslander houses.

Inspired by the city I live in, Brisbane. Colonies of flying foxes at dusk, and seemingly rickety Queenslanders on stilts. Growing up here these were pretty typical sights, though don't try and find where this is. This one's made up. More process pictures can be viewed on my Facebook page.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Juggling projects

Pencil illustration of elephant character setting off in rowboat

Mixed media illustration of elephant character gathering bits and pieces

If you've been following this blog you'll be pretty familiar with this character by now. Here's a couple more scraps exploring different mediums and treatments. We are still seeking a publisher for this one, however I have been quite happy to just keep filling my sketchbooks with ideas for it. If/when we do find a willing publisher, I think the character and his world are going to flow from my pen/pencil/brush like an old friend..