Saturday, March 31, 2012

Moreland's Ball

The finished illustrations with a couple of separate character studies....









Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sneak Peek - 'Moreland's Ball' 2012

Detail of an illustration for the cover of the second album by Melbourne gypsy band The Woohoo Revue. http://www.thewoohoorevue.com.au/photos.cfm

The concept behind Moreland's Ball is that each song on the track list is represented by a character (including Moreland himself) , each of whom is depicted in a ballroom scene dancing to the band's music.

There will be a well publicized release and national tour beginning in March, so I'll wait until after then to upload the rest.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Twins

Dear little Erica and Eliza, born 09/05/2011. About 3 months here.


Pig!



I had a lot of fun sketching some domesticated wild pigs in Thailand
during August 2011.



David Wilson




Not one of my own unfortunately, but a drawing I purchased recently by the late David Brian Wilson. With tonalism so popular among students of classical drawing in recent times it is worth pondering the structural efficiency of this dynamic little foot study.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Jim




Jim's father Wayne helped me out with some renovations earlier in the year so I'm doing a portrait of Jim in return. He sat for a solid 3 hours for this drawing study.




Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ella 16 months



These were done at a water park for kids which has been built in our local park. A painting of Ella made from these outings was a finalist in the Lethbridge 100000 Small Scale Art Award this year. http://www.brettlethbridge.com/10000_finalists_2011.php

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Invitation


I ran out of time so I just dashed some colours in on photoshop.....

Friday, October 1, 2010

Ellas


Having some fun with ideas for an invitation to Ella's first birthday.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Recent quick sketches




























Done with a ballpoint pen on copy paper; not very archival I suspect! The poses themselves contribute a lot to how appealing the results are after a life-drawing session.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

recent studies












Some recent life drawings and my first portrait study done wearing prescription glasses for short sightedness. The contsant refocusing from far to near required while working from the model will take some adjusting to.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Beccy '10


Beccy stayed a few days early in the new year and had time to sit for this portrait sketch.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Student drawings, Ashtons '98 - '02






























































Still digging up the past, here are some life drawings from my student years at the Julian Ashton Art School (http://www.julianashtonartschool.com.au/). They aspire to emulate the likes of, among others, Ingre, George Lambert, William Dobell and the school's principal Paul Delprat (bearded portrait), who gave me a scholarship to study there in '98. It was the first time a person of influence had validated my urge to draw and become an artist.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Etching '99


A notable Lloyd Rees influence here at 19yrs, he was my first art hero.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Life Dawings











You end up with a lot of these after a while, so I'll sparingly add just few every so often.

Ella







The first few tentative sketch pages of my beautiful baby daughter Ella, born 11/10/2009.

Woohoo drawings













My first foray into digital art, these are the original pencil drawings for the album art on Melbourne gypsy band The WooHoo Revue's first album Dear Animals. My sister Beccy plays the violin and was a founding member of the group. http://www.myspace.com/thewoohoorevue

My mate Johannes got me started on the basics of photoshop once I'd done the drawings, and the whole process was heaps of fun and a real revelation for me. http://hannesleak.blogspot.com/