Sunday, March 25, 2012

Animals and stuff

I just photographed a bunch of stuff from my sketchbook from the last few months. 

Concept for a skateboard that didn't get picked up. I'm going to do something similar for myself anyway though. 

Bad ass Imperial Stormtrooper, complete with looted lightsabers, rebel pistol and hip flask. 

Done on my mini-honeymoon. It's a finch. 

Planned drawing for friends who run the glorious Black Bear Lodge in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Not sure what else to do with it yet. 

Work in Progress

This is my latest project. A combination of blunt jigsaw blades, crappy sandpaper and stubborn acrylic paint means this one is taking a bit longer that I expected but hopefully the results will be worth it. 

I'm hoping to have 4-5 new pieces for June 15 which is when my show starts. Here are a couple of close-ups. 

I'd really like to get a proper work bench and some bigger g-clamps so a trip to Bunnings will be in order soon, but will have to wait until my next pay cheque. In the meantime I'll be just working on concepts for the other boards. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dune book cover

Just playing around, did my own design for one of my favourite books. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Jack O'Neill portrait

I don't often attempt portraiture, but I've had a crack for the "60 Years of Innovation" thingie - detailed here. The competition closes today - I sent my entry in this afternoon, hopefully the deadline is tonight and not this morning...

This is my take on Jack O'Neill, inventor of the wetsuit. It is done with India Ink and acrylic paint on an old skateboard. I cut it in to the shape of a (rough) surfboard with an electric jigsaw.