I am an artist living in the rainforest on the east coast of Australia.
I wanted to draw a house that had been destroyed.
Just a house I found interesting in the nearest town.
I am enjoying drawing these girls in armour guarding animals. Not quite sure all that they symbolise, but I trust that will come over time.
I had some time in town waiting for my car to be checked. They took a long time, but I didn’t really mind as I had my sketchbook with me. Nearby was a park with a bench looking at this charming scene.
I love drawing old houses. I started this sitting in my car and later finished drawing the details in while in my studio.
I made this drawing for my niece's birthday. It is her wearing the armour. The wolf represents her ancestors.
I could have gone further, but I kind of lost interest in this one. Normally I would have put some texture indicating bricks and a bit more detail.
I had a lot of fun with this drawing. It later made me think of Arya in the Game of Thrones - though she never needed armour. Still, surely that little sword is Needle.
My family used to go to the same cabins at Netart’s Bay every year for a week at the beach. A happy memory.
I love drawing at the local boat harbour. I usually begin the drawing while I am there but later finish it in my studio.
Drawn in my moleskine sketchbook with a fountain pen. I am having so much fun with my women in armour series. Can you tell that she has leather armour on? I am not sure how well that is conveyed.
I was up visiting Coolangadah and found this house across from the beach. There was also a picnic table, so perfect time to draw.
Fountain pen in sketchbook
The endangered Black-footed Tree Rat or Djintamoonga is a native found in the northern regions of Australia. One of the country’s largest rodents, they are threatened by local extinction due to the presence of invasive feral cats and habitat change.
This is a drawing of the little joey bandicoot we found in his mama’s pouch after she had been hit by a car.
A study of armour using a photo by @douglasharris07. I asked his permission first.
This is my second version of this drawing. If anyone has an opinion on which version they like better, I would love to hear it. (Sorry, you have to go back several pages of my uploads to see it.)
A second go at my drawing 'Animal Parade'. I wanted to try a different approach, a bit darker.
Drawn in the town near where I live.
This began as a study of armour. While researching women’s armour , I was annoyed by how sexualised the images were. The women were all beautiful, sexy and usually scantily clad. This seems so stupid. What good is armour that doesn’t cover your most vulnerable parts? So I set out to draw a more realistic warrior, strong and sturdy, suitably clad for the fight.
I am loving sketching when I am out and about. It is very different than working in my studio - and gives me ideas for my imaginary drawings.