Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

Some Pirates

Here are some Pirate Character design's I sketched for Nate Wragg's CGMA class.
Hope I can find time to colour these guys in before CTNx.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Chimney Designs!

Great way to explore textures and colours for the Little Pig's brick house, here are the chimney designs.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Schoolism Painting With Colour & Light Week 8

This course has taught me so much and I can see the massive difference from Week1 observation paintings. This cafe diffused study was for Week 8 and then we added The Dam Keepers Pig. After this created 3 other colour light setups through adjustment and mask layers.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Adding some light & colour

this project was from Week7 of Schoolism Painting with Light and Colour by Dice Tsutsumi & Robert Kondo. Painted the diffused light painting of the buildings outside my apartment and then had some fun adding different light sources and some colour!

Monday, September 21, 2015


I did this one a little earlier this year under the hashtag project #MeetTheArtist

Monday, July 27, 2015

Modern Librarians!

Had so much fun designing a bunch of Librarians for Nate Wraggs CGMA Character Design Class!! A bit more of a modern take. From left to right, we have the not helpful rude lady, the artsy snob in the middle and the quiet and happy girl.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

3 Litte pigs story continues in the forest

It has been awhile but i am still making progress on the 3 little pigs story. Here is the Little pig alone in his stick hut in the forest. This low key painting was hard but love the challenge of the limited palette.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Observational studies are so much fun!

Here is a bunch of observational studies I have been doing for Schoolism's class, Painting with Colour and Light by Dice Tsutsumi & Robert Kondo. Taking the time to see how and why values, colour and lighting change between diffused and direct light, has been a real eye opener for me. I recommend this class so highly! More studies to come!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ready to meet the Big Bad Wolf!

Just finished up CGMA Character Design for Animation Class with Nate Wragg and can not wait to share all the designs, so far my favourite was finishing the Big Bad Wolf!

Friday, March 27, 2015

3 Little pig character design update

Learning so much about character design the last month I decided to update the 3 little Pigs and push them further. More moment paintings to come with this update too!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Designing Monsters is fun!

Taking my first Character Design Class at CGMA, Character Design for Animation with Nate Wragg and loving it! Here are some fun monsters from week 1.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Finding and painting diffused light

Here are some diffused lighting observational paintings I have completed for the self taught Schoolism class, Colour and Light by Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi. Week 1 and I have already learnt so much! Note finding diffused light outside in Australian summer is really hard!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays from the 3 little pigs!

Wishing everyone a very merry christmas and exciting happy new year!
2014 you have been awesome, very busy, inspirational and one of a kind! I can not wait for 2015!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

back from CTNx & painting colours on walks

Walking at the beach and walking around my streets, I had to stop and paint the pretty colours.
Painted 5-10mins on Brushes iPhone app

Monday, November 10, 2014

Pig Brothers watching TV

As always, last minute rush to get CTNx portfolio together and I ran out of time to share everything here on the blog. I promise to upload more cool development pieces and share what an amazing year 2014 has been for my artistic growth. Let me know if you will be at the conference, would love to say hi!

one little pig waiting for his brothers return

CTNX is almost here!! 3 little pig update!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

This little pigs last match

It has been an amazing year of study for me. About a month ago I finished the CGMA course Colour & Light, lectures by Ryan Lang, and taught by Tyler Carter. This is one of my final pieces.
If you are looking to improve your colour knowledge and get a break down of how colour and light work, you'll love this course! One of my takeaways was learning how to use fill light, ambient light and bounce light properly to create form. But my biggest break through was understanding and applying local colour, and I owe a big thank you for Tyler's advice and paint-overs for this!
If your interested in the course here is a link: Tyler Carter CMGA Colour & Light

Ready to meet the 3 little pigs?

Left we have the little pick who used sticks, middle is bricks and lucky last is straw. Can not wait to share the world I have been developing for these 3 little guys, all should be posted by next Tuesday as it's crunch time for CTNX! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sunset Boulevard Colour Script

What a year of learning! 2014 has been amazing with so many assignments and working on my fundamentals, I can not wait to share everything I have learnt!

At the start of this year I studied once again under the guidance of Chris Oatley at the Oatley Academy and kicked the year off with a bang! Focusing on learning everything I could about colour, the class was simply amazing. It opened my eyes on how much you can achieve with a limited palette, support from a mentor and amazing group of very talented students. Chris set the challenge to create a colour script for a black and white film to apply all the principles of the course. I was given the film noir classic, Sunset Boulevard. I had never seen the film before and loved it! It also started my new addiction to watching black and white classics to learn about compositions and clever use of limited values.

This colour script has evolved throughout 2014, returning to the piece again and again, to apply new knowledge and adding more colour keys from my collection of screen caps.

Hope you like my interpretation of the classic. I have included my favourite 4 colour keys. If you would like to see any of the other keys bigger please just post a comment to this post.

If you want to learn anymore info about the Oatley Academy here is a link to Chris's site 

Sunset Boulevard © Paramount Pictures