I declare this day Batman Candy Wednesday! Well, OK, every day ought to be Batman day… I am perpetually in a DC Comics frame of mind it seems. When I first saw the prompt word, this just somehow meandered into my mind. I can never get enough of Bruce in a half-dressed state in the [...]
This week’s Illustration Friday topic is grounded. I spent about 2.5 hours working on this, which I consider very slow. And this despite working very roughly. Originally I had a sketch of Batman holding up traffic lights, one red light and one green light (go figure, Kryptonite!) which would then “ground” Superman. But in the [...]
Welcome to 2012! Kickstarting the year I am proposing that I do Illustration Friday every week for the whole of 2012. It’s been a while since I last participated. You can check the tag and see just how long ago it’s been!
So that’s 52 illustrations in one year. Surely that’s not difficult (!).
This week’s topic is highlight.
So, it’s the end of June, and I’m halfway into my Honours project—SCARY THOUGHT. If you don’t know what my project is about, you might want to read this post though my objectives have altered slightly as time’s passed. Now is the perfect time to critically reflect on my progress throughout the first semester. We [...]
Last month I went up north to the nation’s capital, Canberra (yes, it’s actually not Melbourne, nor Sydney), to see the Masterpieces from Paris – Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and beyond at the National Gallery of Australia. This breakthrough exhibition (it is the first post-impressionist devoted exhibition in Australia) boasts 112 of some of the [...]
For the lucky Melburnians and visitors in town, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) for today only is showing Salvador Dalí: Liquid Desire for 24 hours, from 10am till 10am tomorrow morning. It’s the last day today to see it! Isn’t that brilliant? Sure, they’re probably just trying to squeeze in last minute cash, but [...]
Three weeks worth of Illustration Fridays. Whoopsies! Voices I grew up with Enid Blyton, and I love how the Magic Faraway Tree could speak to the children through its leaves and branches: “wisha, wisha, wisha, wisha!” Rambunctious So sue me. I thought of Joker. Similar For the indecisive person, this is a nightmare.
Last Monday, as planned, I went up to Bendigo with my folks, mainly to check out the featured exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery, The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London (1937–1948), direct from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It was overall a fantastic show of outfits, ranging from refined afternoon wear to [...]
So… I haven’t been to an art gallery in a long time. I think the last time was NGV’s Art Deco. That’s a long time in my book. For me, it’s a good way to chillax and rejuvenate some of my creative vigour, and usually an excuse to hang about the NGV Shop (which I [...]
Am very late with this prompt, but I had the idea as soon as I saw the word last Friday. Meh. I’m a very indecisive person—my head is full of rationales as to why I should do this and why I shouldn’t do that. The lazy typography is pretty telling, huh? But this isn’t a [...]
Yes, after nearly 2 years of not participating in Illustration Friday, I am back in full swing. Whenever I think of someone wise, I think of them as having attained a certain self-awareness, or being completely at ease with their lot in life. That’s a point at which you’ve become wiser. I haven’t painted for [...]
Now that the damned essay has been handed in (it was utter agony like I’ve never imagined, yeesh!), there is only really studio and film to be worried about this week. The weather’s been improving, albeit the fluctuating winds remain as intense as ever. Shooting for my short film is on Sunday; unfortunately my partner [...]