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His conversation was somewhat robotic. #baddate...

I thought I would sketch different characters that meet at the bar. This one is 'The Catch'. Hope you all enjoy the series. Keep watching for more....

Pencil sketch and coloured illlustration. 2 people at the bus stop - just for fun....

User friendly AI. The meet and greet is an important part of any integration process....

Pirates riding whales could tell a ripping tale and then their breathing held they'd go beneath and maybe not be seen again....

I started this drawing with the clown and when I started to draw the balls he was juggling they became puppies. Happy puppies!...

When pirates sing a lullaby who is it that is sleeping? For we all know that pirate songs can have a hidden meaning. So if you're in the deep blue sea and hear the sound of music be sure to batten down your hatch as pirates come a sneaking....

Santa's early career was not an ideal fit....

If pirates lived a life of kindness maybe they would find that not all problems needed violence and the sun would sometimes shine...

If you're hunting for a whale don't use a little boat for if you find the thing you hunt You'll really need to float....

Late at night he hears the screams of the souls he doomed to Davy Jones locker....

Have been thinking about beards and pirates....

Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong, under the shade of a coolibah tree.  ...

A rhinoceros would be in the horn section - of course....

Not sure where this guy came from - just started drawing him. Nice hair.  ...

Ned Kelly is perhaps the most iconic Australian bushranger. His metal armour and helmet alone are impressive. Whatever your take on history - there is no doubt that Ned had courage and felt that he was standing up against an unjust system. At age 11...

Sam Poo was Australia's only Chinese bushranger. An emigrant to Australia during the Gold Rush, who took to highway robbery on the road between Gulgong and Mudgee rather than gold mining. A skilled and elusive bushman, he evaded capture from the authorities for several weeks....

Born 9th May 1837 in Maitland NSW. Ben was on the path to being a successful grazier until his wife Biddy left to live with a flash young stockman named James Taylor. He became despondent and started associating with notorious bushranger James Gardiner. This led...

This is a bird image that I illustrated for the disc label of Fire This Love - David Willersdorf's new music release....

Back cover illustration for David Willersdorf CD art. This is David. Mixed media....

A well known Australian cattle thief or cattle 'duffer'. In 1870 he devised a plan to steal cattle from a cattle station he worked for. He recruited 2 helpers, built stockyards in a remote area of the station and collected over 1,000 head of cattle. Knowing...

Mary Ann Bugg (The Captains Lady) Mary Ann Bugg was Captain Thunderbolts lover. She fell pregnant soon after meeting him. Captain Thunderbolt took Mary to her fathers farm for the babies delivery and in doing so broke his ticket-of-leave regulations. This got him sent back to...

Captain Thunderbolt (Frederick Wordsworth Ward) Renowned for his escape from Cockatoo Island and for being the longest roaming Bushranger in Australian history. Ward robbed mailmen, travellers, inns, stores and stations across much of Northern New South Wales for over 6 years. On the 25th May 1870...

I illustrated this cover for David Willersdorfs new album 'Fire This Love'. I received the printed sample today and it is looking good!Started this illustration in vector paths. drew each individual band of the feather. It took a while.I then dropped the feather into Photoshop...

Bold Jack Donahue (The Wild Colonial Boy) An orphan, born in Dublin in 1804, Jack was transported to Australia in 1825. He escaped from the prison farm and started bushranging. He was captured and escaped again when he joined with a group of 10 or so...

Dan Morgan aka Mad Dog Morgan was an Australian Bushranger. After he killed a trooper in July 1864, a price of 1,000 pounds bounty was put on his head. He was shot and killed after holding up the McPherson family at Peechelba Station in Victoria....

Kate Kelly, Ned Kelly's sister attracted the attention of Alexander Fitzpatrick, a young police constable. on 15 April 1878, Fitzpatrick visited the Kelly household whilst drunk and made a pass at Kate, resulting in her family coming to her assistance. Ellen Kelly, her sister, struck...

Hart was a sometime jockey and was reported to win 'The Benalla Handicap' after a protest was upheld. In 1877, Hart was convicted of horse theft and illegal use of a horse and sentenced to 12 months hard labour. After his release one of the...

The Notorious Kelly Gang. Ned Kelly, Dan Kelly, Steve Hart and Joe Byrne. On the 28th June 1880 the Kelly Gang made their final stand against police at the Glenrowan Inn. The police set fire to the inn and Dan, Hart and Byrne died in...

Captain Moonlight (Andrew George Scott) and his friend and fellow bushranger James Nesbitt. James was shot at Wantabadgery Station along with Constable Bowen. Captain Moonlight "wept over him like a child… and kissed him passionately." Scott was captured at the shoot out and hanged in...

This is bushranger Patrick Kenniff, who with his brother James were the last Australian bushrangers. Executed in 1903 at Boggo Road Prison. Convicted of murder, he proclaimed his innocence to the end.  ...

Inspiration comes from many places. Today I am sketching one of my favourite illustrators style. Steve Simpson Rocks. I am loving the noses and the moustaches! ...