Drawing this weekend? You bet!
Here’s where it is all happening:
Saturday – Drawing group at Ace Comics in Annerley (Click here for Facebook event page)
Sunday – Painting and Drawing Meetup at GOMA (Click here for Meetup Page)
See you there!!
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/
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/
Australian Koala Foundation – Cartoon Update
Today I headed over to the Australian Koala Foundation and met up again with Deborah Tabart and her team. It was greatly inspiring to learn all about their goals for the next few years and how they would like to continue using my cartoons to enhance their campaigns.
So keep tuned as I will be producing monthly cartoons. I can’t wait to get started!
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…
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…
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.
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 🙂
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!
With two weeks to go for Comic St this weeks preparations include making a stand up sign for my table introducing passer-by’s to what I am all about -cute original and funky Australian wildlife illustrations and merchandise!