Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fish Preview

You can also see it on Vimeo here.

A preview for my current project; a hand-drawn short done with conté and grease pencil. Nothing here is final -- the boy still needs a solid head, for instance and the reflection's only temporary but you get the idea.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Brenda Chapman

I just finished drawing this poster up for Brenda Chapman's talk at CCA next month.

It's actually the first time I've done a real picture of a Pixar character.  Guess I just never had the nerve to attempt one.



Saturday, September 8, 2012


A sketch I did for my dad of Ayla from Clan of the Cave Bear.

Pencil, pen, marker and white gel pen on paper.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Been working on this vampire bat guy for the past few days.  It's a big challenge trying to get his "hands" to work without cheating the anatomy of a real bat too much.  Same thing with his feet.

They're all pencil on paper.

Sketches and studies.

Monday, July 23, 2012

I've been developing an idea I had a while ago for a short based on a certain cryptozoological phenomenon.  (I love unexplained mysteries, even when I don't believe them.)

I'm excited for it, since it'll give me a chance to do comedy while also incorporating the dark and mysterious stuff I've been having fun doing for the past few months.


Friday, July 13, 2012

The Heath Ledger Young Artists Oral History Project

So this morning I did an interview at the Australian Film and Sound Archive as part of the first stage of the Heath Ledger Young Oral History Project.  Basically, since Ledger died so young there aren't that many biographical interviews with him.  Because of this the Film and Sound Archive have started this project to interview young Australian artists at different points in their careers.

I got recommended for it by my old faculty at ANU, so I'm going to be doing a recorded interview every five years for the next twenty.  As wierd as it feels to talk about yourself on camera for an hour, it's a nice honour to be included in it.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Corban and Crew

These are from some from sketches I did for our first visual storytelling assignment, where we had to illustrate a scene from a story that Mandrews had written and read aloud to us. It was the first chapter of this pulpy sci-fi adventure about the legendary space captain Corban and his crew, including... giant lizard man and bat guy. (I can't remember their names.)

Anyway, I redrew them to practise inking some more.

For some reason I imagine the bat guy being German.


Friday, June 29, 2012

Korean Graffitist

I’ve been working in childcare part-time again over the semester break and decided to set myself a challenge: whenever I get a chance to sit and draw with the kids I have to ask them for suggestions as to what to draw. I have to take the first suggestion, unless it’s something I’ve already done recently. It’s great because it forces me to interperate subjects I wouldn’t normally do, like a “graffitist”.

I thought for a bit and then remembered a documentary film a girl made at the ANU last year about graffiti bombing in South Korea. I adapted the outfit from a previous doodle and worked it into a bit more of a character, taking the sketch home and developing it.

I’m also trying to develop my drapery and inking skills.

Ink on paper with digital colours.


Monday, June 4, 2012


Present for a friend's birthday.  Indian ink and marker on paper.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Queen Face Design

I designed this character for a dialogue exercise earlier this semester.


Exploring different shapes and concepts.

Turnaround and expression sketches.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Little Red Sketches

Some little idea sketches for my next visual storytelling assignment, where we have to adapt Little Red Riding Hood.  I've really been into supernatural/ghosty stuff this semester for some reason.

Pencil on 3x5" index cards.


Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dragonheart, part 1

For my Visual Storytelling class we had to re-board a scene from Dragonheart.  I'm re-doing it this week to make the sequence stronger but I none-the-less like some of the drawings from my first pass.

They're all done on 5x3"index cards with pencil.