Showing posts with the label drawing

Drawing process

After watching the trailer for Rogue One, I felt inspired to put some characters I've been developing into a Star Wars scene. I took progress shots as I went to hopefully show a little bit of the process.

Learning to be who you are

Last week I had one of those gob smacking revelations about my art practice. Something so simple, yet it had eluded me for years.

Notes on Productivity

I've struggled with productivity over the years. At some stages I have had superhuman productivity and at other times super slug levels of activity.

Thoughts on drawing

I discovered this post from over a year ago. It's still relevant so I'll post it here. It's surprising how quickly drawing can become a chore. I have talked before about the importance of keeping your drawing fun . I think all too often as an artist you can get into a rut of drawing when you are tired and quickly associate the two together. I think it's important to draw at different times of the day in different locations. To achieve this you will need to carry your sketchbook around with you wherever you go. There is always small moments where you can be drawing, waiting for an appointment or bus for example. All too often we reach for an electronic device to fill those small moments, however if you are an artist, you can easily bag these times to do a quick sketch. You also need to find a way to draw that is natural to you. This sounds obvious and easy and if you aren't paying attention it might seem like this would be impossible not to do. I have found it is

Naughty Elves


Robert Crumb is 70!

It was Robert Crumb's 70th birthday the other day so I drew this Melbourne street scene in a crumbesque drawing style. Like many cartoonists I started out being obsessed by Crumb's work and it showed a lot in my early work. I have tried to work away from this and I hope my style today is more my own than anyone else's. Although, it is hard not to look like crumb when you are doing black and white comics with cross hatching. Look closely enough Crumb's work and you can see Basil Wolverton , Thomas Nast , or E.C.Segar .

Pretty Landscape

Another experiment with some ink wash

Joe Winter

A colouring test

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