Brisbane Painting & Drawing Meetup – May @ Northshore Harbour
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/
Brisbane Painting & Drawing Meetup Group
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/
“I Can Hug Trees Too”
Just thought I’d post this as it is something a little bit different from my usual cute and fluffy wildlife animals! I came across some cicada shells on a tree on a recent lunch time walk in Whites Hill Reserve in Brisbane and so I attempted to sketch them.. Then I realised that, yes they may not be cute and fluffy, but they do belong to the wonderful natural landscape and the order of animals called ‘Tree Huggers’ which classification covers a wide range of animals which includes koalas, possums, snakes, and nature loving humans.
Koala Cartoon Sketches
Here are the latest sketches of my koala friend at Whites Hill Reserve in Brisbane. I feel very privileged to be able to see a wild koala fairly regularly, and especially one that offers so many cartoon poses for me haha!
Have you seen any koalas recently?
With all the rain in March there has been some beautiful fungi shooting up throughout Whites Hill Reserve. Here’s a super quick lunchtime sketch of some fungi sprouting out of a log. I was really getting into some shapes and shading – I could have kept drawing it all day!
Have you seen some interesting fungi recently?
Earth Hour – Koala Sketch Design
Earth Hour is approaching on Saturday 25th where for one hour of the day everyone needs to switch everything off to show your support for changing climate change. So to illustrate the occasion I have chosen the very cute Z the Sleeping Koala, who is normally hugging trees, this time hugging the Earth at night in darkness, showing love for the Earth for the hour that we switch off. And not only are there stars in the night sky but also hearts!
This is going to be soooo cute so please stay tuned!!
Poem for International Day of Forests
So sometimes I may even write a little poem in my sketchbook as there are some things that I can only express in words and not pictures, like leaves slightly swaying in the breeze. I never thought I’d post one of my poems, but I thought this one fit in well wit today being International Day of Forests. Even accompanied by a sketchographic (can I copyright that word?) of Australia with some trees growing out of it!
Canopy leaves slightly swaying in a breeze,
Insects on surround sound,
A rasping bird call,
A world to admire at every sight,
My little piece of Australia.
Cute Laughing Kookaburra Sketch for International Day of Happiness
Did you know that today is International Day of Happiness? And what better Australian animal to mark the occasion is the Laughing Kookaburra. So I rummaged through my sketchbook and came across this drawing of Chuckle the Laughing Kookaburra saying that you should laugh every day!
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…
Cute Koala Cartoon Sketches
I came across this cute little fluff ball of a koala just wedged in a fork of tree at Whites Hill Reserve in Brisbane. Then in a brief minute, the koala woke up and stroke a few classic poses that I scribbled down as fast as I could – there was something very human about the poses haha.