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HAPPY CUSTOMERS: I Met Some Fans wearing cute koala kids t-shirts!! :-)

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Two little happy customers!

Wahoo – earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting two little happy customers!  We were at the Wynnum Manly outdoor cinema with Hazel’s work colleague and his family and they surprised me with their two daughters wearing t-shirts with my koala designs on!  Don’t they look awesomely cute?!

I was further delighted to hear that they were really looking forward to meeting the designer of their t-shirts!!  I felt famous for a brief moment 🙂

If you have some of my merchandise and want to be featured on my website and social media channels please contact me.

To see the cute range of koala designs and merch please click here

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…

Comic St Wrap Up

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Comic St Wrap Up

With my last post about Comic St this week I would like to thank the organisers Sam and Bea for a well run event and everyone who visited my stall and were awe struck by the cuteness of Ringo the Ringtail Possum and Z the Sleepy Koala.

I learned lots on the day and look forward to the next Brisbane comic/market to put these things into practice to make my display even better.

I still have greeting cards available so if you would like to buy some please contact me.

Networking at Comic St

Business Card Selection from Comic St Brisbane

Networking at Comic St, Brisbane

A great moment on Saturday at Comic St was just walking around and seeing what other artists were creating and chatting to them about their craft.  There was such a wealth and variety of talent it was awe inspiring and great to be a part of.

Now that I have been to a few events its great to start building friendships with other illustrators and getting to know a few more people in the local industry.

But not just the artists, it was great to chat with the public and hear their words of praise saying how my illustrations were cute and stylised 🙂

 

Comic St 2016 Brisbane

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Comic St Brisbane 2016

Here is me and my half table at Comic St in Brisbane on Saturday.  It was a great day out meeting and catching up with fellow artists, and viewing the overwhelming variety of talent that was an offer.  Additionally it was great to meet members of the public hearing their praise as they were at your stall.

I am going to write a series of posts over the week to break down what I gained and learned from the day so please come back to have a read 🙂

I do still have greeting cards and medium male ‘Koala Bear’ t-shirt available – so please contact me if you wish to buy direct from me.  And don’t forget 10% of these card sales are being donated to the Australian Koala Foundation!

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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Reef Blitz Moreton Bay

eel and turtle sketches by Brisbane illustrator Edd Cross

Reef Blitz Moreton Bay

On Sunday Hazel and I joined a Reef Blitz boat trip to Moreton Bay to St Helen Island to help with some citizen science.  It was a joint arrangement by Reef Check, Coral Watch and Mangrove Watch, with each organisation providing lots of great information about how we can all help collect data for their research – please click on the links in this paragraph to learn more.

It was a great day out and being an avid scuba diver and lover of sea life I’ll definitely be looking at ways to help.

Oh yes, that was a quick sketch from a photo of an eel and turtle within the Coral Watch brochure 🙂

Brisbane Open House – The Print Bar

Brisbane Open House The Print Bar Edd Cross Illustrator

Brisbane Open House The Print Bar Edd Cross Illustrator

Brisbane Open House The Print Bar Edd Cross Illustrator

Brisbane Open House The Print Bar Edd Cross Illustrator

Brisbane Open House The Print Bar Edd Cross Illustrator

Brisbane Open House The Print Bar Edd Cross Illustrator

Brisbane Open House The Print Bar Edd Cross Illustrator

Brisbane Open House – The Print Bar

On Saturday I visited The Print Bar as part of the Brisbane Open Home weekend.  The Print Bar is an online print on demand service that can print your designs on to t-shirts, tote bags, tea towels etc. so I thought it would be interesting to have a look around as I have a selection of designs available on similar merchandise too to see how the printing is done.

As you can see from the pictures, The Print Bar has quite a range of machinery to cater for the variety of designs and volumes of orders.  They covered the whole process from creating the plates for screen printing through to laying on the colours to create the designs on the clothing.  For medium sized orders they do the whole process by hand, for large orders they use a monster piece of equipment that was in the far end of the room, and for small runs of print they digitally print individual items in a special printer.

I must say they were very generous with this free tour as they also allowed each of us to do our own screen printing of a tote bag, tea towel and a t-shirt to take away with us.  Great day out.  Great local business.