Friday, 30 December 2011


A couple of exercises I did in painting class. The first is a repetition exercise with I used a transfer for (the owls) .The second is a collage exercise where I combined magazine cut-outs, a crumpled piece of paper with paint patterns printed on it and the same transfer technique as the first one.
This transfer required a photocopy of a drawing/sketch I did, which was then placed face-down onto sticky-tape and water was used to peel away the paper, leaving the imprint of the drawing on the sticky-tape.

Monday, 26 December 2011


Above are a couple of paintings that I did with the use of a (rather surrealist) technique that Max Ernst used. This involved printing a textured surface onto paper with wet paint. As a result, strange patterns would appear on the page, which in turn gave me an idea on what my composition would consist. For these two paintings, I saw eccentric creatures and used a bold, black outline to emphasise their bizzare forms.

Thursday, 1 December 2011


I used ink and water colour to create this character drawing. The work is on A3-sized cartridge paper.

Book Project

This is a work which I created as a part of the brief for the Simple Design Projects and Exhibitions class. We were required to create a work that was influenced by a book of our choice. The beginnings of the work must include a book, but the final product could be anything we wanted. In my case, I had chosen a book entitled "A Seperate Peace" (see right) and I used the cover design of a tree growing out of a man as inspiration for these tree creatures I have here.  

I used fineliner, water and water colour to produce this work. The bleeding effect with the fineliner for this work had inspired me to create some of my own drawings in that similar sort of manner (which I have previously posted). Each individual drawing is mounted on a white foam board (roughly around A2).

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


A simple painting I did of one of my characters with the use of fineliner and water colour. I used a fair bit of water to give the work less control, causing the inks to bleed around the paper. This in turn gave the work a sense of unease which I had intended to create through the subject matter. I also avoided over-doing the colour palette so that certain areas contrasted more than others e.g The red of the mouth and the contrast of the subtle greys against the purple sky.

Monday, 7 November 2011


Another fineliner drawing I did with the use of water to create a moody, water-colour effect. I used the same technique as the previous work posted, yet I used more fineliner and no texta for building up the tone. This work has actually been created from a small scale, so I was careful to avoid using thick, strong lines which can ruin the detail.

Saturday, 5 November 2011


A drawing I did in my spare time where I had used minimal fineliner and water to create a soaked, bleeding effect (similar to that of water colour). Fineliner was used on the detailed areas such as the hair and the eyes, whilst black texta was used to build up the darker areas to create tone and emphasis. I had used an effect similar to this once for a book project for the Simple Projects And Design class.


An etching I did of my raven character for my personal project. I etched into a plastic sheet with a drypoint tool to create the fine, intricate lines in this print. I also explored using red rice-paper as an addition to the print itself, which in turn helped to make the character stand out. I have submitted this particular print in the Preston NMIT Midway exhibition for first year students.

Friday, 28 October 2011


A print created with the use of a collograph. The collograph consisted a piece of strawboard which had to be painted in shellack before it was printed. The design of the print itself was based off some sculptures of the raven characters I was very fond of.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011


A soft-ground etching created of a landscape for print-making class. I based the etching off a sketch I did of a landscape in my local area.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


A character sketch which I will use for my personal project for print-making. It will be an etching, preferbably on plastic.

Monday, 17 October 2011


An image created from the "Mirrors and Shadows" brief. Used photo shop to make the photo black and white and heightened the contrast. This image incorporates both reflective (from the glass cup's shadow) and shadow elements (from the pattern of the curtain). The main quality of this image is of its overall ambiguity and perplexing-looking subject matter.

Saturday, 15 October 2011


A couple of photos taken using shadow and dramatic lighting as a main focus.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011


A simple character sketch I did in greylead with the use of the dark strokes effect in photoshop to enhance the contrast.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Digital Collage

This is an image I have created by compiling both photography and original sketches and artworks on photo shop. I have also used a variety of different techniques, layers and effects to finalise and tie in different images and textures into the one image. This work also draws upon a nightmarish, whimsical and fantasy feel.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011


A line drawing created by pen. This picture was considered to be used as my fantasy image, but wasn't chosen to work with.


During class, we learnt how to take pictures of our own  art work in a professional manner. This is a photograph of an oil pastel drawing I did in drawing class which required predominately a black and white palette with some colour.

This work was taken with a digital camera, set up on a tripod in the studio. The auto setting was used and the colour was then corrected over photoshop.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011


An etching that I had completed with the use of a copper plate and the hard ground etching technique.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011


As a part of the brief, we were required to draw a series of the same image or pattern of our choice using different mediums. I have used a combination of wet mediums, print-making processes and even punctured the paper with a dry point etching tool.


A collection of photographs/photograms which have been individually scratched and punctured to create a drawn-like effect.


Above is a photograph which I have continued on with a pencil drawing, thus re-creating the other half of the image.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011


Above are a collection of landscapes which I had painted for assessment for Tafe. You may recognise these from the photos I had also uploaded onto this blog. These landscape paintings were in fact based from the photographs which I had taken previously.

Saturday, 13 August 2011


A drawing I have made previously with the use of the filter effect in order to create a darker, moodier feel.

Thursday, 11 August 2011



These are a couple of photograms I did in class. The first was the original photogram with a projection. The second was the photogram created as an acetate overlay with a magazine image also projected onto it during exposure.

Digital makeover

As always, I have chosen to make this work based around my haunted/owl theme. Above are two collages which I have made. The first, the owl makeover of me in a drawing of mine and the second in a landscape photograph I took.

Thursday, 4 August 2011


Used graphite stick for this.


These photographs above are not for photography class as it may be suggested. These were pictures I had taken of the landscape around my backyard and neighbourhood for a new assignment for painting, which in turn required a painting of a landscape.

These were my best three that I had picked from many others I had taken, yet I had chosen the third one to be used for my painting instead.

Thursday, 28 July 2011


Another character sketch of one of my owls. Used greylead.                                

Sketch for new etching

This is a sketch of some paper cranes I had decided to use for my hard ground etching. The varied line and detail in the floral patterns in the origami paper makes this design ideal for etching.


This is a bird I saw in my back yard the other day. I'm not sure of what species it can be, but I think it may be a black cockatoo. The bird itself is rather uncommon around my area and its dark feathers, large claws and yellow eyes gives it an eerie appearance, which in turn can provide some inspiration for works of my own.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Artist of inspiration-Mirka Mora

An artist I had discovered at one stage was Mirka Mora, a French-born local artist. She does works very similar to mine from her use of creature-like characters. Her child-like and simplistic use of colour and line is also characteristic to my style, yet I do not have much colour at all in my works. Although I only found out about her after I had already started creating those bird-like characters of mine, she is still a fascinating artist to look at for inspiration for her use of mediums. 

Below I have uploaded particular works of hers that I found rather intriguing.