Monday, 21 July 2014

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Getting ready for the Auckland Zinefest! It's today from 12-5 at the Old Folks Ass. on Gundry St off Krd. C'mon down!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Ananas


A commission for a friend as part of my fundraising  for my cat's vet bills, he wanted a pineapple. I think he's taking the bottom one (did two versions cos I wanted to see what it looked like with yellow behind the blue), so I'll probably put the other one on my etsy, if anyone is keen...

Friday, 11 July 2014

On the world wide web


So I've updated my Etsy shop with some originals for sale, will get my new prints up there any day now. Also I now have a Behance profile which you can check out here.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Art sale for sick cat

As I have previously mentioned my cat Shorty is sick with cystitis, after giving her lots of different pills it turns out she is going to have to have an operation. We have pet insurance but it only covers 70% of the costs and it's all broken down into weird brackets so we can't actually claim the full 70% of all the costs of her treatment. So to try to raise some funds I'm having a 2 week sale with 40% off my older digital prints and 25% off my screenprints, and free p&p in NZ. You can see all the works for sale on my facebook here or on my etsy
Might chuck some original works up for sale too, keep yr eyes peeled

In healthier times.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Zinefest + cystitis


I'm chuffed as to announce that I'll be at the upcoming Auckland Zinefest.
I was going to do a fanzine about the old movies my pal & I watch but got sidetracked by my cat's medical drama and am now doing a tragi-comic zine about her recent cystitis.
More on the AKZF here, and here it the poster by the talented Lucy Meyle




Monday, 30 June 2014

Fair enough

So I survived another Auckland Art and Craft Fair, thanks to everyone who stopped by, even if it was just to giggle/guffaw at my Animal Power lions or Zombie Resume. As per usual I didn't get any snaps of my stall but here's one that Ellie of Extra Curricular took.

I had some new giclee prints available too, here is a terrible photo of them ready to be editioned.


Once I get some better photos of them I will put them on my etsy so y'all can buy them, or you can send me a message on my facebook page.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Update #2

Also there is an interview with me on the Auckland Art & Craft Fair blog here

Update


Well it's been a wee while. I've been very busy but aren't quite ready to announce what it is that I've been working on, so am going to be all annoying and secretive and just say 'watch this space'.
In other news I got a lovely write up over on the Extra Curricular blog, check it out here

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Latest cards fresh from the printer



Here's my new Seal of Approval design in print, just need to get envelopes for it then it'll be ready to go. I also changed the colours on my Best Wishes card to freshen it up too. I'll be putting these on my online store (and shops around Auckland) soon.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Just a little painting for fun, still love drawing and painting bats.

Ramp it up

I was delighted to be asked by the lovely people at Ramp Gallery in Hamilton to send down some zines for their Small Press exhibition, a "survey of some of the best Australiasian fanzines from recent years" according to their website. Here's the link to the facebook event where you can find all the details and here's a link to some info on the upcoming hamilton zinefest. 

Sup dog

Here's a recent commission for a friend, based on my Hello dog card design. Sausage dog demonstrates his stretchiness again. 

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Seal of Approval x 2



This is my latest card design, the Seal of Approval, haw haw. I initially wasn't happy with the first design so I did another one, but then I added some detail to the sea and now I like him better, I'd be keen to know which one other people like though. Seals are pretty fun to paint, great for drybrush. 

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Arts and crafts movement

I'll be vending hard at the next Auckland Art and Craft Fair, Saturday the 28th of June, lock it into yr diaries! I'll post an update about the new things I'll be selling once plans are more concrete.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Red Dish

Happy Easter everyone, here's one of my egg paintings from the Hot X Buns exhibition. 

Explorerer


I had a wee job for a friend to do an image of a female explorer with a giant magnifying glass. As I always really like getting an inside view into other peoples process I thought I'd include my process sketches too.

sketching ideas

sketch version

ink version

And the colour version again


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Egg head


Another painting for Hot X Buns which is on this weekend Friday 11th April, 6pm - late, Saturday 12th April, 11am - 4pm, Sunday 13th April, 11am - 4pm. On Sunday there will be hot cross buns, from Bread & Butter Bakery and CafeKokako Organic Coffee and hot chocolate in the studio. From 1pm the Quick Draw sketch gang will be in the studio, come along and commission an on-the-spot portrait for only $10 (realistic or monster version).

Saturday, 5 April 2014

HOT X BUNS



I was lucky enough to be asked to put some work in this upcoming exhibition, I'll be alongside a bunch of super talented ladies. The exhibition is only up for a few days but there are events on the Friday (the opening) and Sunday (closing) and we have lots of great sponsors for all the major food groups; beer, gin, coffee, hot chocolate and, of course hot cross buns.
As we are all illustrators there will also be prints/cards/postcards for sale so even if you don't want to shell out the big bucks you'll be able to afford something. 
Poster image by the brilliant Rebecca ter Borg

Thursday, 20 March 2014

You egg


These are a couple of works for an Easter exhibition, 'Hot X Buns' which will take place above St Kevin's Arcade in Auckland. The exhibition will up from the 11th-14th of April. More info to come!