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This is a digital artork from 2004. I think it may have been one of the first non cartoon digtial works I ever produced
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Drawing these lately has been really exciting me. I'm also getting a kick out of colouring them. I'd love to do a series of gicle or laser prints

Doujicon

I ended up goinig to Doujicon from 2-4 pm. I thought therede be more familiar faces there, although I did have Ive and Jac to hang out with ;) Also saw the movie 'Junebug' which I really liked

Subs

I need to get in contact with Hannah from QLD about her subscription, I seemed to have misplaced the letter you sent. Could you please email asap ;)

Concept Drawing #1

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Haven't been posting much lately...So I thought I’d better make up for it with this drawing offering. I’ve been doing these ‘conceptual’ drawing s lately for some installation ideas. I find they start being little works on their own. This is the first full one I have done with some PS colouring. In other news I keep thinking that I wont be able to make Doujicon on Saturday, but I have to go…How often does a self published comic fair come up. I think I can do it it’ll just take some swift maneuvering.

opposites

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Doujicon

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A reminder to all that 'Doujicon' the comics fair is on this Saturday... WHEN: From 10:00am, Saturday, July 29th WHERE: Monash University: Caulfield Campus – Check the map ! HOW MUCH? Five lousy dollars… You’ve paid more for an Orange Mocha Frappucino! Go to the site for more details I will be there launching the latest issue of 7 Pages Digest #5 (Special all comics issue!)
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A collage offering

Updates:

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'Wave#1' collage and transfer on paper (A bit larger than actual size) 1- Missed illustration Friday this week due to lack of energy and grumpiness. And came up blank with �Sacrifice� as a topic. Can see possibilities with �Opposites� 2- Feeling slightly better now, less tired and irritable 3- Made a mock up of new comic today, looking good so far. I�m trying to get the print quality spot on for this ones so here�s hoping 4- Was going to have to miss doujicon, but now may be able to still go� 5- New �Smog� Ep came in today (nice) 6- Art school project going to plan. Feeling like I�m actually getting some where with my honours work 7- Start teaching again on Monday, arghh!!! No actually really looking forward to it, should be a good group
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Some images I've been working on digitally for transfers. In other news I had a totoal brain wave the other day whilst trying to get to sleep, it was like a slide show of the work I want to do for this semester. It's actually one big project that I'll complete in smaller pieces. I'll probably show pieces as I go but you'll have to wait unitl the end of year exhibition to see the final result.

Ash Drawing

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This is a drawing my 9 year old daughter did the other day, I liked it so much I put it in a frame. Her drawing talents are really starting to bloom now.
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"Bop" Collage and crayon on paper. Thought I might start posting general art stuff on the blog seeing how I enjoyed doing for the 30 days thing. Even though  didn't get overwhelmed by comments I know there's eyeballs out there reading and looking... Found this article on the net . Doesn't say anything mind blowingly different but just thought it's be relevant to post in relation to ready made sculpture and junk art, a snippet here: "Modern artists are no longer confined to conventional techniques and realistic depictions. Instead, they are free to construct their own creative visions of the world with whatever materials they deem necessary. As artist Bruce Conner said, in another quote on the gallery wall, "An artist should be able to make a work of art out of anything."

Ray Johnson

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Once again I find myself enthralled with the artist Ray Johnson . I've loaned out a great book on him from the library for the second time (titled simply “Ray Johnson: Coresspondences”). I remember last year when I looked at it it set my work on a whole new direction and confirmed a lot of ideas i was starting to have. I guess i knew it would have a similar effect so i made sure I waited until the right time to give myself a second dose of the book. And sure enough it has invigorated me again and put me back on track. One of things i like about Johnson is his large output of work, there's not too much preciousness in making the work, the work is perfect in its imperfections.

Muh Powhurs

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The exhibtion is now up for the particpants of the 30 day challenge in which i particpated. Check out these cool 3-D views1 & 2 of the gallery and if you squint you eyes you may be able to recognise a few of my pieces... Or check out here for opening night photos Saw the new Supeman flick last night which I enjoyed. I guess thats cause I don't expect something thats going to chnage my world view or challenge me, I'm going to see an entertaining popcorn flick about a guy in tights who can fly. I've heard mixed reviews but I thought it was worth the ticket price... Speaking of super powers I'm still gigling about the video I watched on Dole diary about super-becca. You can see more of it on her site and even buy used tights at , check out the art section for some awesome henry dargeresque outsider art.

Wisdom Teeth

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Good deeds

Lately I've been trying to figure out a way to understand (as to communicate) the the value of art. Maybe that sounds silly but too many people there is either no value in art, or only a monetary value. The fact that you can buy and or sell art isn't inherently good or bad either, but I think it's important to also understand the broader picture of what's potentially going on. I think the best way to describe the value of art is to equate it to doing a good* deed (the question of what is 'good' is just as tricky as what is 'Art' so I won't go there now) You should make Art like you are doing a good deed, without thought of reward. If you make it with the thought of reward (fame/fortune) it limits what the art can do. At the same time, people may want to reward your efforts which is great but not entirely necessary *I guess this could also be a bad deed...>:-) link to Sarah Fianelli

Lomos and Blogs

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Image care of Clickykbrd Came across this article in the good weekend about camera tossing which refrenced this blog A concept I'd already heard about through a 3rd year student who recently purchased a 'Lomo' camera. It has 4 lenses on it and a pull string to take photo, so she had taken a couple by pulling the string and throwing it in the air. (Although obviously you don't need a four lense camera) I'll have to consider trying it, but the thought of dropping the my new digi scares me!! I was also talking to some of my students about some of the concepts behing postmodern photography and a 'bad' photograph isn't necesarily 'bad' if it has a strong concept behind it. Other news, Heather discovered the joys of reading other peoples blogs (OPB's) last night after discovering an an author of a book she's read, who has now started up a blog.

Sick

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Skyline

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Click here for the proper full image This is a digital piece I'm working on at the moment which fir the IF them this week too :)

Honours Exhibtion

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As promised here is a photo of my instalation in the Honours exhibition at school. Whadda reckon?

Soiled sample

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I just got my copy of 'My soiled sample' from Tim Danko. It's a comics anthology out of Newzealand (but not limited to that country) It's put together in a realy nice handmade hardbound cover, with lovely stamp artwork by Danko himself. The work I have in the book fits in the theme as they are sketchbook comics which I equated to a solied sample.
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simkinberke

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Came across this site simkinberke on drawn.ca and really enjoyed it, a much needed invigoration for some ideas and thoughts I've been going through in relation to drawing
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