Ringo the Ringtail Possum cartoon illustration

 

So here is a run down of all the arty things I’ve been getting up to over the last few weeks…

Firstly, I have been setting aside a lot of time for story and character development for Ringo the Ringtail Possum.  I would like to finally create a picture book for this cute little character, so I have been working on his back story to dig deeper into the character to help determine some possible story angles.  So stay tuned for more updates on this as its going to be quite a project.  Here’s some idea gathering drawings:

Ringo the Ringtail Possum character development

Ringo the Ringtail Possum character development

 

I have also been setting myself lunchtime drawing challenges to further develop my skills and concentrate on elements that would feature in Ringo’s story.  So far I have concentrated on Eucalypt Trees and Eucalypt Leafs.  Check out the images below from my A5 Sketchbook completed in under 30 minutes.  To see more please check out my social media channels.

Eucalyptus Tree study illustration

Eucalyptus Tree study illustration

Eucalyptus Leaf study illustration

Eucalyptus Leaf study illustration

 

I’ve also been joining my awesome and fun drawing and painting groups.  I have been going to ‘Comics By The River’ which is a weekly drawing group that hang out at the Edge in Southbank every Saturday afternoon.  The group consists of some very inspiring local comic book and illustration artists.  The header image of Ringo in the trees is the pencil and drawing pen image that I created when I attended.

I have also been going along to Raw Art Workshop in West End for their social nights, which includes Paint and Plonk and Life Drawing.  It is great to get immersed in the creative workshop and have a canvas to play around with:

 

Paint and plonk at Raw Art West End

Life Drawing at Raw Art West End

 

That has certainly been a busy and fun few weeks in my arty little world.  I wonder what the next month will bring…

Thanks for reading 🙂 

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