Here is some fan art I did for a neat little novel by Bren Macdibble called How to Bee. It’s published by Allen and Unwin.
This was some practice with ink and nib line work. I think it worked out ok.
I was fortunate to be commissioned to create website headers for the Noted Festival in Canberra in May. Here are the images.
CABINET OF CURIOSITIES – which is about tools writers use.
WORDS BY NOTED STAFF
WHAT I’M READING
I went minimalist with the colouring on these to keep the images bold and eye-catching. Hope you like them.
I did these pics on the weekend just gone because I was feeling a bit disconsolate with a writing project I was working on and having a bit of writer’s block (which in this case basically means that I have a pretty good start to a story, but can not for the life of me figure out an ending for love or money). I didn’t want to end the weekend having stared at a screen and achieved nothing, so I drew these to make myself feel better.
Basically, I’ve been watching a lot of Justified and I love drawing dinosaurs and I thought, hey, let’s draw hillbillies on dinosaurs. Because why not …
Both of these feature Dewey Crowe because Damon Herriman who plays the character has interesting features. There’s a third one of Dewey I’m still finishing up and I will probably draw more with other members of the cast in the future because these were fun and, hey, I want to see Boyd Crowder on an allosaurus as much as the next person.
Hope you like them.
Note: to see them enlarged, you can click on them and use the magnify function.
I’ve only depicted Dewey on herbivorous animals because he’s the kind of person to get himself into real trouble with anything that could consume him. If you’ve seen the show, you will know he is really not that bright.
He’s an avid hunter. He would likely still be living a hunting life even if he did have a dinosaur instead of a pick-up and so I’ve drawn him after a session of rabbiting. The netting, floats and lures are there in case he fancies a spot of fishing.
The huge tooth around his neck is a nod to season 1, episode 1 of Justified where Raylan asks him about the alligator teeth hung around his neck and he replies, “I killed her and ate her tail.” I figure, in a dinosaur world, he would have the biggest tooth he could find around his neck, even if it looked stupid. This one is a Carcharodon megalodon tooth.
The bird is a crow because, well, obviously.
Here he is fishing for a coelocanth while hanging from the neck of a brachiosaur. The apples are there in case he catches nothing and also to treat the brachiosaur.
And yes, he is hanging by his leg with a vine of poison ivy.
Here are some of the drawings I did at Art Underground in March. The inking is done using Pitt Pens and each takes about five to ten minutes (done during the person’s performance). The colouring is done using Photoshop and is just quick and basic.
The people who arrive early get chairs. Everyone else gets milk crates covered with colourful cushions. I drew this while waiting for events to kick off.
Lana Woolf was one of our special guests this month. She is a journalist and radio producer and awesome poet and story teller. If you ever get a chance to see her perform live, you won’t be disappointed.
My friend Valerie performed her first poetry slam in ages at the open mic session. She did a rockin’ job with two excellent pieces.