Brisbane Canaries featured in Norwich Evening News

The photo of one of our meets last season was used in an article for representing Canaries Downunder.  We are the faces of Norwich City supporters in Australia!! 🙂

To see the full article click here

Sketches From Stradbroke Island – Whalewatching & aTurtle!

Last weekend we went to Stradbroke Island – absolutely beautiful!  Not only did we see a koala and a kangaroo, but also a whole bunch of ocean wildlife to marvel over without even having to get wet!!  We saw humpback whales, turtles, bottlenose dolphins and manta rays!!
So, as always, the sketchbook came with me and I just added some digital colour back at home to a couple of sketches:
Whale watching

Ptchhhh – the first thing you see and hear from a whale is the water being expelled from it’s blow hole, then it’s dorsal fin breaking the surface, and finally it’s caudal fin disappearing back into the water.

Turtle under the surface

Hazel took some absolutely beautiful photos

Storyboard Completed for the SWARA Cartoon Workshop

All the brilliant ideas that had been created by the clients has now been finalised into a storyboard for the Faulty Wires sci-fi story comic book.  With the story now in a sequential form we can begin to create the characters and their costumes and all the artwork for the pages.  It’s planning to be a collage of photos and art.  How cool!!   

Norwich City FC Brisbane Supporters Meet #2

Norwich City FC Brisbane Supporters

This was 90 minutes of brilliance.  Our Brizzie supporters group increased by a few more members and at this rate we will be the best supported club downunder!  Our constant chanting almost raised the roof as the Arsenal crowd remained silent.

Norwich City FC Brisbane Supporters

For the brilliant Canaries Downunder website click here

Norwich City FC Brisbane Supporters

NCFC Brisbane Koala

Last Saturday I watched the Norwich City Vs Man City game live in Brisbane.  Although a disappointing result it was great to meet other supporters within Brisbane.  This has been achieved through connecting within Canaries Downunder, the extremely fast growing Australasian based supporters group.  Even better is that I am able to supply my Canary Fan cartoons to the website for more supporters to see!

Looking forward to seeing the Brisbane supporters again at the next match!

NCFC Brisbane

Tree Planting Towards a Greener Brisbane Future

On Saturday morning I went to the suburb of Richardson with Mike Fox from Mount Gravatt Environment Group to do some tree planting, as organised by River City.  River City has an initiative with the Brisbane City Council who fund them to plant trees throughout the Brisbane areas.  It was a lovely bright sunny morning and was nice to see the local community engaged and volunteering – helping to make their own streets greener in the future by planting the little tree saplings.

Koala mother with joey on Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Now we feel very privileged!  On Sunday we decided to walk back up to where we previously saw the family of koalas.  Within the same area that we saw them before, Hazel spotted the mother and joey!  The male wasn’t to be seen this time.  Some people have never seen the koalas up there and we have now spotted these beautiful creatures twice!  Surely, encounters like this is what makes living in Australia special!

The mother was sat with the joey slumped over her lap.  On one side of the tree we saw the joey’s back legs  draped over the mother lap.  When we walked to the other side, we saw the joey’s head resting on the mother’s lap.  Awww.
I thought I would show both these views on the one image above!

Please also head over to Hazel’s blog for her photos of these cuties!
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Koalas on Mount Gravatt

A few months ago we heard that there were some koalas on Mount Gravatt (link) which is pretty cool to think that they are that near to us!  We always look up in the trees when we walk the mountain to spot them, and a few weeks ago I saw a little bundle of blue high up in a tree!  EXCITING!

But best of all, there wasn’t only one!  In the next tree along was another koala, and this one had more of a grey coat to it.  I returned my gaze back to the first one as I was a bit puzzled by it’s shape – it looked like it had an extra arm or leg, but sure enough it was a little joey tucked away asleep!  After a few minutes it realised it’s mum was perplexed as to why we were staring at them, and so it woke up to take a look at us too!

Beautiful creatures.  Great to think they are just about on our doorstep!!

Photo below taken by Hazel: