Brisbane Painting & Drawing Meetup – May @ Northshore Harbour
In May, the Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup group met at Northshore Harbour – it was a lovely day with lovely views across the Brisbane River. We all stayed in the same spot so was great to view everyone’s art as they progressed through the morning. It is so inspirational seeing the variety and quality of what others were creating. It took me a little while to get going but I then opted for a comic style approach documenting things as they happened, from me arriving by City Cat, having our coffees and seeing dogs walking by.
The next meetup is on Sunday at GOMA – for more information please see the meetup group page: https://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Painting-Drawing-Meetup/
Brisbane Painting & Drawing Meetup Group
In April, I organised the Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group and chose to hold it at Southbank. There’s such great views of the city from Southbank and so can really get stuck into drawing a landscape full of skyscrapers or people meandering by.
Afterwards we all had lunch together and is greatly inspiring learning about other peoples techniques and to see their artworks from the day. As my sketchbooks are normally full of animal sketches it was quite nice to get stuck into the Brisbane skyline.
The next meetup is on Sunday at Goma and to sign up or for more information please visit the Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Painting-Drawing-Meetup/
At the anime festival on Sunday I saw lots of cute little plush toys/teddys of cute little animals that I just wanted a Ringo teddy – so here is one, well an illustration of one 🙂
Super Cute Ringo the Ringtail Possum
Ringo is sporting a super cute look today as he is looking forward to getting inspired at Brisbane’s anime festival and learn about the Japanese artistic genre.
Last night I watched the amazing Edward Scissorhands at Brisbane Myer Centre cinema – it was so good to see it on the big screen.
So I couldn’t resist making me Edward Pencilfingers meeting Edward Scissorhands!
Australian Koala Foundation – Cartoon Update
Today I headed over to the Australian Koala Foundation and met up again with Deborah Tabart and her team. It was greatly inspiring to learn all about their goals for the next few years and how they would like to continue using my cartoons to enhance their campaigns.
So keep tuned as I will be producing monthly cartoons. I can’t wait to get started!
“I Can Hug Trees Too”
Just thought I’d post this as it is something a little bit different from my usual cute and fluffy wildlife animals! I came across some cicada shells on a tree on a recent lunch time walk in Whites Hill Reserve in Brisbane and so I attempted to sketch them.. Then I realised that, yes they may not be cute and fluffy, but they do belong to the wonderful natural landscape and the order of animals called ‘Tree Huggers’ which classification covers a wide range of animals which includes koalas, possums, snakes, and nature loving humans.
Koala Cartoon Sketches
Here are the latest sketches of my koala friend at Whites Hill Reserve in Brisbane. I feel very privileged to be able to see a wild koala fairly regularly, and especially one that offers so many cartoon poses for me haha!
Have you seen any koalas recently?
With all the rain in March there has been some beautiful fungi shooting up throughout Whites Hill Reserve. Here’s a super quick lunchtime sketch of some fungi sprouting out of a log. I was really getting into some shapes and shading – I could have kept drawing it all day!
Have you seen some interesting fungi recently?