Gotta make my mind up

May 20th, 2011

I wanted to have a play around with my quill pens and ink again, though its been a loooong time. So long in fact the ink had separated into a solid on the bottom, and watery layer on top. I thought I might be able to bring it back with some vigorous shaking, but to no avail. I used to enjoy inking with quills so I think I’ll go pick up some new fresh ink soon.

RedBull Wrecker’s Yard – Brisbane June 9 2011

May 18th, 2011

If you’re in Brisbane, get along to Barsoma on June 9 for the next round of the RedBull Wrecker’s Yard comp.

Latest Piece – Finn’s Painting

February 28th, 2011

Finn's Painting

Its been sometime since I painted anything, and even longer since I was since I was commissioned to do this piece for a friend’s son. I’d finally cleared up some time in my schedule and got to finish this one up last week. It was great fun and I really hope to do more tangible painting soon, much nicer to touch a finished piece than to stare at it on a screen.

Finn's Painting - Detail

Indian Film Festival 2011 – Bollywood and Beyond

February 19th, 2011

Last month I was asked to create a 30 and 45 second commercial for the upcoming Indian Film Festival in Australia and New Zealand, and it needed to feature a lot of famous Bollywood faces. It was a fun project to work on (I find a lot of the shorter ones are) and I’m pretty happy with the results.

Flick Buddies Released!

December 16th, 2010

After months of hard work, Flick Buddies has just been released around the world for iPad and iPhone! Its a super exciting day for me and the other guys on the team, our little baby is out in the real world! I’d really love it if you could all check it out, buy it, play it, love it, rate it and most importantly, recommend it to ALL your friends :) We hope you all enjoy playing it (especially against friends) as much as we did making it. I’m pretty excited about the updates we’ve got lined up for next year, its going to be fun!

You can grab Flick Buddies from the App Store below:

Flick Buddies:

Flick Buddies HD:

Also, check out our launch trailer:

Flick Buddies: Crazy multiplayer action for iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch

December 7th, 2010

Its been 3 secretive months in the making but today I get to announce what I’ve been working on with my good friends from Bane Games. Its an action packed multiplayer game (1-4 people on a single device!) for the iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch. It will be available from 15 December but to whet your appetite, we’ve released some screenshots and our first trailer.

We wanted to make something fun that people could pick up and enjoy immediately, while also having a level of depth to it so those who spend time mastering it are rewarded. Its intended as a multiplayer game where you sit down with a group of friends and all fight it out on the same screen. It can get pretty chaotic with 4 people playing at once, and a lot of fun! With me being in charge of the art, I wanted to make sure it looked  its best and I had free reign over the design of the characters, backgrounds and logo. Its all me so I really hope you like it!

I’d love to hear what you all think of the trailer, and it’d be great to see you all follow us over at Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with our progress. Theres going to be more free levels and teams to come in updates so make sure you’re the first one to know. I’d also be hugely appreciative if you’d share those Facebook and YouTube links with your friends as we’d love to see our game in the top ten iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch lists!!

iPad/iPhone announcement only days away

November 29th, 2010

The Team

Over the past few months I’d teamed up with a couple of good mates who I used to work with (Bane Games), to put our heads together and come up with an iPad/iPhone game. We’ve had a lot of fun and are really happy with how its all come together. Its been a nice change having such freedom on a project and I was lucky enough to have free reign with the art. While I can’t say much more before its announced, I can say if you like my art and what I’ve been drawing recently, then you should like this. Stay tuned for more updates this week!

Oh and if you don’t have an iPad/iPhone, go get one!!

Kidney stones mean hospital

September 12th, 2010

Its been a while since I’ve updated here, but I’ve got a pretty valid excuse for the last week or two. 12 days ago I visited the doc and was prescribed some antibiotics for what was thought to be a bladder infection, but this time 7 days ago I was in hospital after severe abdomen pain sent me to the Emergency room. After some scans, and thankfully pain killers, it turned out I had kidney stones (quite surprising as I’ve quit drinking alcohol months ago and thought I drank plenty of water). I had an op to remove as much of them as possible on Monday and have spent the rest of the week in bed, either in hospital or home. Things are improving now and with two more procedures scheduled for this week, I hope to be back to normal by Friday. I’ve been aching to get some art done, but haven’t been able to manage much time sitting up without getting sore (I still have whats called a “stent” in between my kidney n bladder to help drain out any remaining bits of the stones after they blasted them), or super tired.

Thankfully I’d downloaded an awesome app for my iphone called Autodesk SketchBook Mobile which I hadn’t really found much of an excuse to play with, until now. Now I’d planned on spending some time on a few pics before uploading my first 5 images to show what I’ve been able to create with it, but I’d only completed one pic before I ended up in hospital. I was feeling pretty bad for neglecting this blog so I figured I’d upload this pic now, and throw a few more up at a later stage. I whipped this up in about 2-3 hours (across 2 lethargic days in bed).

Hospital time

I’d seen some drawing apps on a mates iphone, but never thought I’d be able to access such a large amount of features that I’m used to in Photoshop, from my phone.  I will endeavor to do a more in depth tutorial of the app later on. For now though, I can say that I highly recommend the app if you’re an artist, and would love to see what you all come up with.

I also just noticed theres a flickr group here if you want to see what people are creating with it – Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile Flickr Group

Farmer squid spots some babies!

July 18th, 2010

I’ve got a mini farmer squid tending to my veggie patch out on the balcony, and he was pretty excited to show me the first little strawberries of the year are starting to grow. Its the first time I’ve tried growing strawberries, so I’m pretty happy to see those little fellas sprouting already. Has anyone else grown these before? Got any tips?

Baby strawberries starting to grow

Slam Magazine

July 16th, 2010

Heres an illustration I did for Slam Magazine (issue 170) last month. It was about a guy (Dom Kekich) who had a bobcat push him down the Nirto Circus mega ramp in one of those giant Zorb balls. Only problem was the bobcat punctured the ball and snapped his leg! Poor dude, sounds super painful, hope hes made a full recovery.

Dom Kekich illustration for Slam Magazine