Multi-Dimensional Urban Spaces - The Final Enmore Dancer
I never posted my personal favourite of the Dancers (so far). Whoops! But while I'm planning on doing more Dancers, this is the last Dancer piece I do with photos from around Enmore. It helps that I had a great reference for this, a classic B-boy pose, transitioning from one move to another. I tried a couple of things with the colouring, mixing some of the shades in the legs.The more you enjoy drawing these guys, the more you want to experiment. So, the exhibition is over, bu
Multi-Dimensional Urban Spaces opening
Multi-Dimensional Urban Spaces opened on the 4th of September. I had a great time, and I'm incredibly grateful to everyone who came. Still, I went a bit quiet there, didn't I? Might have something to do with moving house and coming down with bronchitis since the opening night, I mean, maybe? Anyway, it was a good night, and a huge experience for me, opening my first solo show. I really want to thank Vinh and Stuart at ArtSHINE for organising it, and the people at The Alley Du
Robot-Breakdancing into the future!
Yeah, I didn't really have any good breakdancing jokes after 'Electric Boogaloo'. I did a few different sketches of this dancer, as the pose and angle would have gotten a bit distorted quite easily. I really liked the stripe on the t-shirt, so I thought it was a good element to keep. The hair is great too (and a reminder of when I, too, had it), so it made sense to incorporate that into it as well. I had to do a few colour variations to properly get him to work. I liked the b
"Different Worlds" Artist Statement
In preparing for Different Worlds, I wrote up a statement for the show. It sums up the show (obviously, I mean, if it didn't, I'd need to do some serious redrafting), but also explains a lot of my work in general. When I was a child, I never really saw the appeal of shows and stories set in the real world. There were so many worlds that could be, could have been, or could come to be, that it seemed strange to limit yourself to this one. Now that I’m creating my own stories,
"Different Worlds" Opening night!
Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Two Artists "Different Worlds" exhibition at ArtSHINE yesterday! Vinh, Stuart and Girija made the day great, and it was fantastic seeing my comic, fantasy, Steampunk and Scifi art all exhibited together with Girija’s brilliant paintings! "Different Worlds" Exhibition: 1st-22nd February 3 Blackfriars Street, Chippendale There are different small worlds in this big world. Different people, different thoughts, different visions, differen
Different Worlds #3 - The World with The Interdimensional Refugees
With the 'Different Worlds' show coming up, I wanted to focus on the actual different worlds I'm using to link my work. This one is the world that links to my Urban Fantasy pieces. It's been 18 months since the first refugees arrived through portals all over the world. Since then, we’ve grown accustomed to having neighbours and workmates who would have been considered myths 2 years ago. Here, some of them enjoy a tea break on their building site. This piece is the pencil and
Different Worlds #2 - The World with The Portals
With the 'Different Worlds' show coming up, I wanted to focus on the actual different worlds I'm using to link my work. This one is the world that links my Street Art Superheroes. An amphibious creature emerged from the sewers beneath Brick Lane, London, panicking local residents yesterday. Patrolling meta-officer, Jacqueline Bambera confronted the creature, and peacefully subdued it. She announced to the press that she plans to train it to fight crime with her. A robotic te
Different Worlds #1 - The World with The Mechanicals
With the 'Different Worlds' show coming up, I wanted to focus on the actual different worlds I'm using to link my work. The first is the one that links my Steampunk, robot/art nouveau pieces, and the more recent Dancers piece. This is a world where, since the Victorian era, mankind has lived alongside intelligent, robotic creatures, known as 'The Mechanicals'. In an alternate history, Art Nouveau designer Paul Berthon depicts a living mechanical model as he promotes his upcom
So, what is'Different Worlds' actually about?
The Different Worlds exhibition with Girija Kulkarni is just around the corner: the 1st to the 22nd of February, with the opening night on Saturday the 4th! If you're in Sydney next Saturday, it'd be great to see you at the opening. In preparation for the show, the folks at ArtSHINE have put up a page on me in their 'Artists' section. As well as a Bio, it has my Artist Statement for the show, and images of some of the pieces that will be on show there. Artist’s Statement When
New piece for the 'Different Worlds' show - The Dancers
This is a first for me - my first entirely digital piece! This is an extension to my Steampunk pieces, bringing them out of the traditionally Victorian Steampunk era, and into the early Twentieth Century. This piece, The Dancers, is set in the Roaring 30's (The 30's roared, right? Was that the right decade?). The Statement accompanying the piece reads, "In the early Twentieth Century, mechanicals started to identify with groups who were marginalised like them, such as African