As an illustrator most of my time is spent drawing relatively cute and pretty pictures aimed to appease conservative publishers and appeal to a young market. Thus, my private sketchbook is a haven to unfetter my brain on paper... (If you are looking for my usual work in children's literature, check out my regular blog at

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bikeway Sketches

After a week of drizzle it was nice to get out and do a bit of sketching, so I took my bike for a ride along Kedron Brook. Such a lovely afternoon too.

I love the following house at Everton Park, it's an unusual sight in Brisbane. It's located on a huge chunk of land with a dozen or so head of cattle. It feels like time has stood still in this tiny part of the city.

Farmhouse at Everton Park

Hickey Park, Stafford

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Dr Sketchy's Brisbane - July 2012

I hadn't been to Sketchy's in a couple months, been flat out with shifting house and getting artwork finished for another book.
10 min, 5 min, and 30 sec poses
I took special care trying to incorporate a face on the 10 minute sketch above, but I ended up making her look like Dustin Hoffman, so I promptly whited it out.
10 min, 5 min, and 30 sec poses
10 min
15 min
Unfortunately I had cut this 15 minute pose short and run to catch my bus home.