Monday, November 26, 2007


Heck yes!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Illustration Friday: Superstition

I was stumped with superstition.. and quite busy so I didn't bother this week. i did have a quite busy week though.

I went to an information night at ACAP (Australian College of Applied Psychology) and i LOVED it. I'm going to apply to start a degree part time for the first term of 2008. I am just going to start off with one subject part-time to see if i like it.

I also went to the launch party for time-out magazine on wednesday nigth where i drank loads of free beer. There are some photos flying around somewhere../ but i'm too tired to bother finding them.... or punctuating.. or using correct grammar.

I spent 3 and a half hours at the tattoo parlour today and my back is just starting to sting. Today's task was to apply the stencil of the design and get the entire outline onto my back so next time i go he can thicken the lines and shade it. I'm very pleased with the result.

right after he finished

after a shower and applying bepanthen


so tired...

Friday, November 16, 2007

Illustration Friday: Scale

I started a rendering of some beautiful, retro, red scales but that was a little ambitious considering I didn't have much time this week.

At work we have been designing a layout of a brochure for a financial company and they didn't like any ideas for the cover images that we showed them. They didn't give us any indication of what they would like either. I drew this as an option and realised later that it can work on two levels for the theme "scale".

I guess I was accidentally clever.


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Illustration Friday: Hats

In Australia we call these things "Witches' hats", I think OS they are called traffic cones.

Note to self: draw in RGB, not CMYK.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Do You Stink?

This could be the answer to all your problems. Thanks, Mariah.


Thursday, November 01, 2007

Kids these days...

I bought my weekly ticket at Redfern station this morning, and as I made my way from the ticket booth to platform 11 I noticed some kids running in the opposite direction, obviously trying to make their train. They both had smiles on their faces as they ran. 20 metres behind them were another 3 kids in the same uniform, also running, also smiling as they huffed and puffed.

It warmed my heart to think that their biggest worry of the day might be missing out on the first 15 minutes of Maths because they missed their train.

This was a far cry from my reaction to the trick-or-treaters that were screaming "trick or treat" through my front door while I tried to enjoy my dinner last night. My instant reaction was to go and tell them to get fucked, luckily my housemate was closer to the door and apologised to the kids, telling them we didn't have anything to give them.

They said that was ok, "would YOU like a lolly?" I must say I was impressed with their guilt-trip technique for getting some sugary loot, but as a child I was always very jealous of the American holiday that is Halloween, but taking to the streets and knocking on strangers doors asking for lollies (unaccompanied by adults) seems pretty fucking stupid.

Maybe next year I should organise some "special" cookies and chocolate laxatives.

I guess I'm still a little jealous, I did have a pretty kick-arse Halloween party last year, but I think that got most of it out of my system. Is there a Halloween equivalent for "Bah humbug"? (Get fucked?)