Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wellington Book Signings

So this month saw some serious scribbling going down as a whole posse of artists hit Unity Bookstore and the Weta Cave for our Wellington Book Signings.

We all had a blast and even sold some books (admittedly some to ourselves) and at the Weta Cave even got to enjoy some sun. A huge thanks to all the folks at Unity and the Weta Cave for hosting such a unruly mob and supporting our book!

Captured artists at Unity

Mr Beck

The rowdy end of the table.

Signing sure is thirsty work, thank God for giant glasses!

Kicking back at Leuven

Weta Cave, check out Claire's artful comping in of the elusive Wootten...
Do I want the book or the dog...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dwarf Lord Rembrandt Rip-off

So if you scroll down to some of these older posts you will see artists employing a dazzling degree of process in their work, my God Tom even sculpted his piece first!

I thought I would explore a different method. This somewhat stoic Dwarf was done a few years back and is starting to look a bit worse for wear. Essentially I took a quick doodle and decided to see what I could come up with in a couple of hours with no real idea or preparation, other than an interest in what that very clever Dutch fella Rembrandt did a few years back...

Finished Painting
Click for animated step by step process.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Signing at the Weta Cave!

Where: The Weta Cave, 1 Weka St, Miramar, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Robot Boy

Hey guys,
I thought I would jump on the process train and show you some of the steps for my Robot Boy piece.
To save me struggling to write something clever, here's a quote from the amazing John Foster (an illustrator with exquisite skill):

"Early in my career, I was under the impression that I should be able to sit down and create a beautiful piece of art from start to finish with no preparation…I thought all great artists did it that way... the truth was that I did not realize the blood, sweat and tears that my favorite artists were putting into their work."

Great to hear from someone you look up to. And it's true. Even on 'Robot Boy' which is a relatively simple piece, you can see how much searching was involved to get to the final piece. And this isn't even all of it! Sheesh!

Click the second image to see meandering animated steps of the final piece.

Click this pic to see step by step process for the final image.