RedBubble

I’ve had a RedBubble shop for years and years and never sold a single thing. I’m not moaning, I’ve done absolutely no work on it and if you have a shop but don’t change the stock or advertise in any way you can expect nothing to happen. It didn’t seem worth …

New Projects

A few weeks ago I watched a video by an illustrator. It was a talk on her work practices. She bordered of being OCD but her approach was something I feel I’d like to adopt. It centred around systematically and routinely creating according to rules and commitment. Sounds really boring …

Drawing meditation

Sometimes it’s really great to just empty your head and draw. I watched a little video of Shaun Tan talking about how he approaches starting a book. He said most of the time it starts with a bunch of drawings that seemingly come from nowhere. Here’s the result of my …

Morning sketch

I thought I’d try to start the day with a random sketch. I went for a particularly blowy walk on the beach this morning. The dogs had heaps of fun….I was going to say they had a ball but realised they are dogs and that could be misunderstood. They’re not …

Working for Nothing

Whenever you read or listen to advise from wise old artists and designers who have ‘made it’, top of the list is “Know what you’re worth”. That is; don’t sell yourself down, quote what you think your work is worth and never ever ever work for nothing. I totally agree …

Scribbles

    I’m enjoying some experimenting with new inks, gold ink! What a joy. Also,, I went to life-drawing for the first time in years and years. An old friend told me it’s like creative yoga, so I finally went and enjoyed every moment. My attempts to get out and …

Hill of Content

Just popping off to The Hill of Content bookshop to drop off my picture for this exhibition presented by Illustrators Australia! Check out their website here. It’s a glorious little place in the centre of the city in Bourke Street. Very exciting.