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'EyeBird' vector illustration

'EyeBird' vector illustration

Creation time: A few hours or so.

I was sketching a drawing of an eye and I noticed it looked a bit like a bird. I refined the idea on paper then scanned it into the computer. I imported the pencil drawing into Adobe Illustrator as a background layer template, this helped guide me when creating the blended vector shapes on top. I played around with the colours for quite a while and ended up with a yellow eye because it was more bird-like.

I'm slowly learning Illustrator - it's so different to Corel Draw (which I've used for many years) but some things (like layers) are similar to Photoshop which I absolutely love. I'm really happy with the end result.

Looking at the sun through closed eyes

Looking at the sun through closed eyes

This morning was one of the first noticeably cold days of Autumn. I stood in the backyard with my eyes closed soaking up the sun. This is what I saw.

Angry man

Angry man

Medium: Graphite pencil / digital.

Creation time: About an hour.

I was feeling angry and frustrated so I took it out on a piece of paper and drew this... I felt so much better afterwards!

It was drawn with graphite pencil then darkened after scanning. I added all the colour with Photoshop in a really rough, quick scribbly way.

Crystal glow vector illustration

Crystal glow vector illustration

This is one of my smallest vector images ever! Only 3k =) It's a picture of Crystal that I used for the front page of my website a few versions ago.

Winged skeleton vector illustration

Winged skeleton vector illustration

I used this Flash picture on the front page of a previous version of this website. It's based on a pencil drawing that has much more detail.

Holden Astra vector illistration

Holden Astra vector illistration

Vectors are amazing because you can keep the file size down to almost nothing and still do amazing things. This vector image was only 12kb.

Mazda MX5 vector illustration

Mazda MX5 vector illustration

I drew this Mazda MX5 originally for a project for Strathfield Car Radios, but it was never used.

Crystal the doll

Crystal the doll

Crystal the Doll is one of my favourite characters.

The Bay

The Bay

Medium: CorelDraw, Flash.

This is the bay where Ogga and James live!

Armed bear cartoon illustration

Armed bear cartoon illustration

I drew this for a firearms website I built a long time ago.

I don't like guns so I doubt I will ever draw something like this again.

Bjork It's Oh So Quiet

Bjork It's Oh So Quiet

It's Oh So Quiet - I really like the way the background turned out on this one. It wasn't rendered - I just drew it with vectors in CorelDraw.

Bugs illustration

Bugs illustration

A coloured drawing of the bugs in my Ogga the Cane Toad comic strip. I love drawing the bugs because they're so simple and cute!

The view

The view

Over the fence from James' place you can see this view. If the waves are pumping then chances are Ogga and James are out there surfing!!

Bjork Hunter alternative CD cover artwork

Bjork Hunter alternative CD cover artwork

This is a mock up CD cover that I drew for Bjork's song 'Hunter' just for fun. The flowers were painted by hand.

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Lyndal the Flower Girl vector illustration

Lyndal the Flower Girl vector illustration

This is Lyndal the flower girl - part human and part plant. Her hair turns into flowers!

I first drew this picture in pencil then inked it with black felt tip pen. Next, I scanned it in black and white and turned it into a vector drawing with CorelTrace. All the colours were added in CorelDraw.

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Astro Bjork poster design

Astro Bjork poster design

This is AstroBjork; a cross between Astro Boy and Bjork. The character was inspired from the Beautiful 3D rendering on her 'Army of Me' single cover that was created by Me Co.

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Crystal Circle illustration

Crystal Circle illustration

This was my first drawing of Crystal the Doll. I much prefer the latest version from the front page of my last website but this old one still has something nice about it!

Original Crystal

Original Crystal

This was the original Crystal picture with her whole body. She is just a doll with sharp curved blades for hands... Ouch!

Bjork big time sensuality

Bjork big time sensuality

This artwork was inspired by Bjork's song 'Big time sensuality' and I drew it in the comic book style of the artist Roy Lichenstein.