Beautiful day to draw in Brisbane

Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Edd Cross Illustrator

Beautiful day in Brisbane to draw

On Saturday I joined the Brisbane Painting & Drawing Meetup Group at Mowbray Park.  I think Spring is officially here it was such a nice day!

I’ve got four sketches to show you and will spread them out through the week.

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This weekend – Brisbane Drawing Group and Bayside conservation

NAtional Tree Day 2016 Mount Gravatt Brisbane

This weekend – Brisbane Drawing Group and Bayside Conservation

I have an exciting weekend coming up – on Saturday I am joining the Brisbane Drawing and Painting Meetup group on the monthly draw outing, and this time its at Mowbray Park – more details… 

Then on Sunday I am heading over to Melaleuca Park to do some conservation as part of the Bayside Creek Catchment Group.

Can’t Wait!

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Three Praises I Received at ZICS 2016

Edd Cross Brisbane Illustrator and Cartoonist table at ZICS 2016

After yesterdays day at ZICS, instead of doing a long blog post report on it I thought I’d break it down into three posts all saying three things in each, and today is three praises!!

 1. ‘so cute’, ‘adorable’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘lovely’
It was great to receive these compliments as people looked at and read my mini comics.  Every time I draw Australian wildlife I aim to make them extremely cute and adorable just like the beautiful animals themselves, so its always reassuring to hear these words directly from the public 🙂

2. ‘I like your style’
Thank you very much to the people who mentioned this.  I think the more you draw on your artistic journey the more you discover about your style, and I love to draw Aussie animals.  My style is cute Australian wildlife and I am glad it brings a smile to faces.

3. ‘Jolly and fun’
It was nice to have Sean Leahy visiting my table and having a good chat with him.  Sean runs the Brisbane Painting and Drawing Group that I attend.  Sean had been around most of the tables and said it was nice to read a mini comic that was jolly and fun.

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Brisbane Painting & Drawing Meetup Group – May – Powerhouse Markets

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Todays Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup group was at the Farmers Market at Brisbane Powerhouse.

I must say I think I saw about 12 different dachshund dogs so couldn’t resist doing some sketches of those.  We moved position into the park when the sun came out and then I proceeded to draw some funky trees.

Brisbane Drawing & Painting September 2015 Meetup – Walkabout Creek

 

Photo of Edd Cross cute illustration of wallaby at Walkabout Creek, Brisbane Forest Park
Cute wallaby illustration at Walkabout Creek
Photo of Edd Cross illustration of Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre, Brisbane Forest Park
Illustration of Walkabout Creek visitor centre

 

Today was Septembers meetup for the Brisbane Painting and Drawing Group, and the venue was the awesome Walkabout Creek at Brisbane Forest Park.

This group is excellent to meet people with such variety of talent to learn and inspire from.

I photographed two of my illustrations from today; one of a cute wallaby which was admired for its picture book cuteness, and the back of the visitor centre working in some textures.

Life Drawing with Brisbane Painting and Drawing Group

Last month I joined the Brisbane Painting and Drawing Group which hold regular monthly drawing events which presented a great way to meet other artists and to enhance skills.

 

The group is run by the Courier Mail cartoonist Sean Leahy who is a great inspiration to watch as he draws.  It was really encouraging to see him eagerly flicking through my sketchbook giving praise.

 

Two events I have been to so far are the life drawing evenings.  A bit different to the traditional life drawing, as these feature local singers who sing a for an hour and a half as we draw them.  I kind of like the creative cycle it forms from musical creativity fuelling our drawing creativity which in turn fuels their singing.

 

The two singers were Hayley Wilson and Jessica Sarah.

 

Life Drawing with Brisbane Painting and Drawing Group

Life Drawing with Brisbane Painting and Drawing Group

Life Drawing with Brisbane Painting and Drawing Group

Life Drawing with Brisbane Painting and Drawing Group