July – Cute Australian Wildlife Illustrated Calendar Page featuring Koala and Possum

Cute Australian wildlife koala possum illustrated Calendar July 2017

I can’t believe we are into July already!  And here are the cute Ringo the Ringtail Possum and Koala playing in the tree for the July page in my adorable wildlife illustrated calendar.

Some dates to note for your calendar are:
7th July original TMNT screening at Metro Arts if you are a comic book fan
9th July Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup
29th July Comic St Expo
30th July National Tree Day (event with Mount Gravatt Environment Group)

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Pictures from the Marvel Exhibition at GOMA, Brisbane

Marvel GOMA Brisbane

Marvel GOMA Brisbane The Avengers Marvel GOMA Brisbane Spider-Man Marvel GOMA Brisbane Storyboards Marvel GOMA Brisbane Ant Man train set Marvel GOMA Brisbane Iron Man Marvel GOMA Brisbane Loki Marvel GOMA Brisbane Iron Man Arm

Marvel GOMA Brisbane Artist Work Area

Photos from GOMA’s Marvel Exhibition

With the Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group on Sunday we visited the Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art.  If you love the superhero movies then you will love this – the exhibition features a whole range of costumes, props, movie clips and scenery from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy.  

Here are a selection of my favourite photos showing costumes, artwork, artist work space, and even the awesome train set from Ant Man!

My Drawings from Ace Comics June Meetup Group

Teenage Mutant Ninja Long Necked Turtles illustration with pizza Sketches at Ace Comics Annerley Drawing Group meetup by Edd Cross Teenage Mutant Ninja Long Necked Turtles illustration

Ace Comics June Meetup

On Saturday I joined the Ace Comics drawing group in Annerley.  This was the first time I went to this and was great to meet other illustrators, including people I’d met before at expos.

I drew two pages.  One included Ringo the Ringtail Possum and other characters of mine, but after we ordered pizza for lunch, I soon got in to a turtles mode and created the Australian version – Teenage Mutant Ninja Long Necked Turtles!! 

Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup – May at Northshore Harbour

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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 April Meetup – Southbank

Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group - Southbank April

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/ 

BRISBANE PAINTING & DRAWING MEETUP GROUP: March meet up at Moora Park in Shorncliffe

Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group March Moora Park Shorncliffe Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group March Moora Park Shorncliffe Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group March Moora Park Shorncliffe Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group March Moora Park Shorncliffe Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group March Moora Park Shorncliffe

Brisbane Painting & Drawing Meetup Group – March Meet Up at Moora Park

It’s that awesome time of the month again when I join the Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group for a social and fun arty get together.  Last weekend on Sunday we were at Moora Park in Shorncliffe enjoying the fresh air, sounds of the waves hitting the shore, and in some great company.

In the morning I sketched a couple of palm trees, some people, an ibis and a few characters that are rummaging around in the back of my mind.

It’s always greatly inspiring to see the diverse range of creativity amongst everyone else who goes and also to see other parts of Brisbane I have yet been to.

In April, I will be arranging the meetup and it will be meeting at the Maritime Museum on Southbank.

For full details of the group and to sign up to attend please visit the website here…

Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group – February 2017

Edd Cross Illustrator Brisbane Drawing and Painting Meetup

Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup February 2017

Sun shining… sea view… sketchbook out… socialising with friends…  it’s the Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group!

This months meetup was at the GJ Walter Park in Cleveland where we all sat under a nice rotunda and enjoyed company, weather and being arty together!  Afterwards we all had a refreshing drink and a bite to eat!  It’s such a great way to see and sketch different parts of Brisbane, and of course meet other creatives.

Brisbane Painting & Drawing Meetup Group, October, Sherwood Arboretum – post 1 of 2

Edd Cross Illustrator sketching at Sherwood Arboretum with Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group

Edd Cross Illustrator cute sketch of Ringo the Ringo the Ringtail Possum at Sherwood Arboretum with Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group

Edd Cross Illustrator cute sketch of Magpie at Sherwood Arboretum with Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group

Brisbane Painting & Drawing Meetup Group, October, Sherwood Arboretum – post 1 of 2

Last weekend I attended Octobers Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group for some sketching at Sherwood Arboretum.

It was such a beautiful day.  It took me about an hour just enjoying the moment without even touching pen to paper!

So I thought I would start with drawing the very cute Ringo the Ringtail Possum ready for his day of sketching, and then a magpie showed up so I drew them too!

I’ve got two more sketches and will post them tomorrow…

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Brisbane Drawing Group Sketch 4 – Barbecuing Man

Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Edd Cross Illustrator

Barbecuing Man Sketch

This is the final sketch from Saturday.  I was introduced to sumi ink and using wooden kebab sticks to apply it.  I looked around and saw a guy barbecuing and causing a lot of smoke.  I though this would present a great way to test the different ends of the sticks from pointed, broken and blunt/flat. This proved a lot of fun, especially making the smoke effect with the broken flared end.

Have you tried sumi ink?