Brisbane City Council Fauna Monitoring Box

Early this week I noticed a Brisbane City Council fauna monitoring box device had appeared on a bridge where I spend my lunchtime sketchwalks.

I find it an odd place to put the device as the birds are in the trees and pacific black ducks and water dragons are in the water.

So it amused me to picture the Brisbane City Council fauna monitoring team being agitated that all they were recording was a guy with his sketchbook everyday!

 

Edd Cross cartoon illustration of Brisbane City Council fauna monitoring team room Photo of a Brisbane City Council fauna monitoring box device

Become a Long Necked Turtle or Sugar Glider at the Green Heart Fair on Sunday

Painted long necked turtle and sugar glider boards for Green Heart Fair in Brisbane

This Sunday 2 June head over to Brisbane City Council’s marquee at the Green Heart Fair in Chermside to see my painted boards of a long necked turtle and sugar glider.  Poke your head through the boards and have your picture taken as the characters themselves!

Illustration of Long necked turtle and sugar glider riding bicycle for green heart fair

Also, whilst you are in the BCC marquee have a look for the 8 cartoon illustrations of turtle and glider as they demonstrate the various areas of sustainability.  Have fun!

See my artwork again at The Green Heart Fair!

 

Illustration of Long necked turtle and sugar glider riding bicycle for green heart fair
1 of 8 illustrations of Turtle & Glider to see at The Green Heart Fair.

On Sunday 2nd June is the next Green Heart Fair in Brisbane, at 7th Brigade Park, Chermside.  Once again my Turtle and Sugar Glider characters will be out in the Brisbane City Council marquee.  There are 8 different illustrations of Turtle and Glider representing the four different key areas of sustainability (Backyards, Community, Homes and Natural Areas – see if you can spot them all!).  And also the two life size boards of Turtle and Glider where you can stick your head through and have your photograph taken as one of them (great for your Facebook profile picture!).

 

Painted long necked turtle and sugar glider boards for Green Heart Fair in Brisbane
Have your picture taken as either Turtle or Glider…

Artwork for the Green Heart Fair

This month has been super exciting!  At the end of September I was contacted by Brisbane City Council to provide some artwork for their marquee at the Green Heart Fair.  This fair focuses on sustainability and environmental initiatives which is very exciting being an enthusiast of all things Australian wildlife!

They had two face-cut out boards that required some attention.  So the first part of the brief was to create two characters that will go on to the boards.

Long necked turtle and sugar glider

 So along came a Long Necked Turtle and a Sugar Glider!!

Then there was also part two of the brief.  With the two painted boards to be outside the marquee, inside the marquee they required cartoon illustrations of the characters performing different actions of sustainability.

Edd Cross – Artist in action!!

So after an exciting challenging month 8 cartoon images were provided and the boards painted.  The Fair is tomorrow and I cannot wait to go and see all the illustrations ‘in action’!!  The boards were completed a few hours ago and here is a picture of my head in each:

Painted long neck turtle face cut out board

Painted sugar glider face cut out board

I’ll do another blog tomorrow showing everything in situation and a look at the cartoon illustrations.