Monday, November 25, 2013


Check it out! It was all go at the Harley Davidson 'For the Love of Lids' exhibition launch last Thursday evening. Above are a couple of pics from a great article about the event covered here by Zen Garage. Have a read and a look over all the lids featured, mine included.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

New Threadless sub...

Up for voting soon. Nice to try a yardage print for a change.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

LOVE OF LIDS..colour!

Here's some progress shots of colour. These are the last I will post til after the exhibit. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


I have been invited to be a part of the a Harley Davidson exhibition, opening at the end of November. Each artists has been asked to 'art up' a helmet. I struggled to come up with a concept and style for this, but have decided to do a series of comic book style panels all over. Limited colour, and heavily inspired by Sin City and Film Noir. 

Above are some pics of my work in progress. Wish me luck. :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

On the top is my interpretation of 'Forest Creatures' for the Threadless Music Relief charity shirt design comp. 3 colours on heather grey.

On the botom, my Riot Fest submission. 4 colours on black.

I hope you like them.

Monday, June 17, 2013


I know this is a little old news to some, but my cat shirt at Threadless got turned into a cake. Crazy..

check out other talented (albeit twisted) bakers HERE.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Here's a work in progress sketch for my piece for Arcade Screen Printing's Rock Screen Paper exhibition. Nude bibble dude, chickens, eyeball spacemen, frogs, brains. Can you guess which band I am illustrating?

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Here's the poster I did for my good friends UNCLE MONKEY, famous for paying my 40th birthday bash! :)

The massive white space at the bottom if for the band to write 'Tonight @ This Pub @ This Time!!" etc...

Monday, March 25, 2013

New shirt design up for voting at Design By Humans... fingers crossed.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Here's a look at a piece I did last year for 'Mambo's Sundays of Live Art' at Manly Wharf Bar. The brief was completely open, all I knew was I had a skateboard to paint. The pressure was on as those relaxed surfer types at Mambo's head office got the board to me 3 days before I was to be on display! Now those of you who know me well know I am a bit of an obsessive planner, so I needed ever hour of every day to prep and paint this board...eventually throwing my toys the night before the gig and scrubbing all my paint off! True story... let me explain.

Here's a step by step:

A. Here's the board painted base blue and the start of my 'under-drawing'. Above the board is a enlarged print out my original sketch, based on 'Bride of Frankenstein.'

B. About 80% through my under-drawing. In the top corner you can see my digital colour comp from a scan of my original pencil sketch. This under-drawing part took me about 5 hours.

C. A mix of blue and acrylic mat-medium to give it more blue base, and so I can still see the pencil when I begin to paint over it all. End of day 1, about a total of 8 hours art time...

D. Day 2...Background dark blue painted and some hair details started. After this I started to paint the face details in acrylics... after a total of 10 hours I lost it..hated what I had done (so much so I didn't take a picture!)..and proceeded to take to it all with a wet steel wool pad!

E. Day 3...A close up shot of the result. I was not happy with the lazy yet rushed was I was painting, so I decided to take to it with the colour pencils again...with a happy result.

F. Layering wax based pencils on the scratch board and paint gave me an unexpected texture that I was stoked with. I spent about a total of 12 hours on this on day 3...went to bed and finished it the next day.

FINAL BOARD. I was really happy with how this turned out. I only had the hair and some other highlights to finish, but 3 hours at the Manly Wharf Bar was enough, and I was relaxed enough with it now to actually drink and draw! I even let some passers by colour in some.

The board is still at Mambo's head office awaiting a confirmed date for a charity auction. Stay tuned.

Thursday, January 3, 2013


A quick (4 hour) piece for the BIG DAY ART comp. The image that wins will go onto the Drum Media cover, with 4 passes to the Big Day Out and CD's of all artist. The BDO this year has this psychedelic theme, hence the tv test pattern feel. Wish me luck (and please excuse the crop lines..)