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Illustration

Barside Snapshot

His conversation was somewhat robotic. #baddate...

Barside Snapshots

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....

Daily Doodle – Bus Stop

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

Daily Doodle – Robots

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

Daily Doodle

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

Daily Doodle – Juggling clown

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

Misspent Youth

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

Zen Pirate

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

Harpoon

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....

Screams

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

Pipe Dreams

Have been thinking about beards and pirates....

Waltzing Matilda

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

Daily Doodle

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

Doodle

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

Bushrangers – Sam Poo

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....

Bushrangers – Brave Ben Hall

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...

Bird Illustration

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

Henry Arthur “Harry” Readford (Redford)

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...

Bushrangers – Mary Ann Bugg

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...

Album Cover – Fire This Love

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...

Bushrangers – Bold Jack Donahue

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...

Bushrangers – Mad Dog Morgan

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....

Bushrangers – Kate Kelly

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...

Bushrangers – The Kelly Gang

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...

Bushranger – Captain Moonlight

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...

bushranger – Patrick Kenniff

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.  ...

Daily Doodle – the Posse

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! ...

Dinosaur!

Sometimes you just have to draw dinosaurs.  ...

The things that matter

Doodling is my favourite thing to do whilst supposedly doing other things and because it is my favourite thing there are initial feelings of frustration and an attempt to refocus on the main thing. The real thing. The thing that matters. Until I realise that maybe...

Triangle Shark

In the drawing workshop, I get the kids to do a drawing exercise called 'Shapes' where the kids can build faces using shapes. Yesterday Jono took some artistic license and drew a triangle shark. I loved this shark a lot....

Story Telling & Drawing Workshop for Homeschoolers

Had a great time yesterday teaching some drawing and story telling techniques to a fantastic group of homeschool kids. The picture is of me showing how to do a 'Scribble Sketch' which is a great warm-up for the imagination....