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?

Brisbane Drawing Group Sketch 3 – Tree Trunk

Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Edd Cross Illustrator

Tree Trunk Sketch

Firstly oops, I seemed to have made the trunk wider than it actually was haha!  But this was really just an opportunity to practice with my grey scale pens to add a bit more shading in instead of just black lines that I normally do.

Do you like the greyscale effect?   Should I do more of it?

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.