Month: December 2014

How-to

Been asked a few times how I do the whole cartooning thing. It’s not hard, bit of a lark really. So I vined it, because apparently that’s what I do now. Also did my friend Carolyn, with a hat-tip to Mallory Archer. Advertisements

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greylead

Over Christmas I was relegated to pencil-and-paper. Or sometimes pen-and-paper when I lost the pencil sharpener. Brief segue: I was sharpening my pencil off the side of the balcony at my sister’s house (sketch of said house left) Next door neighbour: “Haven’t seen one of those for a while.” Me: “We’re a dying breed, the pencil-sharpening people.…

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Preaching to the converted

I mentioned in a previous post I’d been putting together a comic-style piece of Da Vinci’s last supper. This is a version featuring my rowing buddies. Worth noting this isn’t really about religion or any sort of statement. In fact, I stole the idea from an art exhibition held by the artists of the West Australian some…

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Satori and the jungle book

Satori is one of the reasons I have taken up drawing again. A former colleague, Satori took to drawing flowers – or “doodles” – in her spare time. One she gave me has been on my work desk for a few years now (along with an indoor plant she gave me that stubbornly refuses to die). Anyway,…

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Return of the posca

The first time I encountered a posca pen was when Digs (Sonia, being her real name) used one to write on her trendy circa-1994 tartan pencil case something about Kurt Cobain, I think during English class. They were also perfect for scribbling graffiti onto the bunsen burner station. For more than 20 years, I’d not given the posca…

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New things

Ahhh I took a trip to Jackson’s Art Supplies. It is the go-to for any art enthusiast in WA, although the real pros get their kit online in bulk. Not being a real pro, a lovely Russian girl with a Scandinavian/French accent (she told me few could accurately pick her accent) helped to procure some black paper,…

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