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Moonrise Kingdom!!! (oh and doodles)

Moonrise Kingdom!!! (oh and doodles)

Well my good friends… I have discovered another gem of a movie, and of course it is by one of my all time favourite directors – “Wes Anderson“.  I love the way this man’s mind works… it is yummy and all kinds of delicious!  Watch the trailer below.

And of course hot on it’s tail is another one of Wes’s movies, called “The Grand Budapest Hotel”.

 

Go get them out, they are wonderful !

Cool, so!….. here are some more doodles and sketches in this “One Sketch a Day” Journal – which is very slowly being filled up.  Some days I do 3 sketches at once, and when I say sketches –  I really do use the term loosely… more like scribbles!

You can sometimes see where my inspirations are coming from – other times, I haven’t a clue either!!

Key to the Past

Key to the Past

So I have just had a lot of fun with my last unit at Uni.  It was Screen Production 101, and I was lucky enough to work with some great peeps along with learning how to operate in a TV Studio situation.  This included how to create a couple of short films and also do a little hosting number in our small TV Studio – complete with “green screen”.

Here is the first of my little short films we completed… and marks just back in… “high distinctions” for them all !! YAY!  So stoked!

TV Studio bit – Sandyland  – limited to 30 seconds or close to.

Key to the Past. – limited to 3 mins
The Synopsis
Sarah is late for an appointment. Nervous and excited she takes a deep breath, reminding herself that the key to her family history is just within her grasp. Sarah slows her car to a stop, the street is deserted and she is definitely lost. Her eyes search the empty street hoping to recognise a way back to the main road when the glint of something up ahead catches her eye. As she pulls up alongside, she is greeted by an odd little lemonade stand and its only inhabitant, a peculiar little girl. Sarah is soon to discover not only the way back to the highway, but a way back to her family’s past.

The last one was the group film we had to do.  Limit of 1 minute.
Soul Mates

Katy’s peaceful garden

Katy’s peaceful garden

This is the latest commission completed for a wonderfully vibrant lady, who has had a rough beginning to 2014.

She wanted something bold, colourful with hearts to lift her up and out of the blues.  Her favourite colour is red, and the lotus image that features quite heavily is a beautiful tattoo she has on her wrist.

She tells me she loves it, and I’m looking forward to seeing a photo of it hanging in her home soon!!

commission
Peace and Life Garden

One Sketch a Day

One Sketch a Day

I’ve been trying to stay on top of this little project, but alas the days do zip past me.  I started this book January 1st 2014.

The premise is – to draw, sketch and doodle something into this little journal every day, so as to keep your hand in, to improve upon your talents and of course – a neat way to look back over the year at all the some of your progression and ideas you laid in one cute little book.

Here are some images from what is currently in this little journal.

(You may notice that some pieces have the “Violet and Darby” label on them.  This is my newest side project.  You can read more about that at www.violetanddarby.tumblr.com

 

 

puppy dogs pals and little blue wrens

puppy dogs pals and little blue wrens

It’s been a very busy couple of weeks.  I have loads on at Uni, creating Logo’s and websites, and work is insanity +1…  I also  have some pending commissions I have also been trying to fit in!

With so many stresses around me, I do like to try my hand at some quick little sketches or paintings.  It seems to give my brain a little push in the right direction somehow.

Here are two paintings, very quick ones that I completed over the last couple of days, one of some good friends  puppy dog who passed away recently.  We were very close to this lil guy, which does sound weird now that I’ve typed it, but “Dougie” was like a surrogate pet to us all so to speak… and we will miss the little guy immensely.

Dougie
Dougie
My Little Blue Wren
My Little Blue Wren

 

GO THE DOCKERS!!

GO THE DOCKERS!!

Dockers have the best chance tonight of going through to an AFL Grand Final!  WOohoOO!!

It’ll be the first time they’ve ever gotten so far, so I’m really hoping they kick Sydney’s butt – and we get play in our first Grand Final !!  It’s amazing that the game this Finals is being played here in Perth, which is making it even more exciting!!  Perth and Freo are going crazy for them to succeed!

Lets hope the boys win tonight and we’re in the first ever Grand final next week in Melbourne! C’arn FREO… YOU CAN DOOO EEEEET !!!

Here’s some fun things I Photo shopped up into a Dockers meme/theme to get into the spirit of things.   CAR’N FREMANTLE!!!!

(We won and we’re playing tomorrow! yeeahharrr!

Fremantle Dockers
Fremantle Dockers
Dockers - c'mon!
Lets go Freo lets go!

 

Cutesy commissions

Cutesy commissions

Having a wonderful time sketching from THE cutest toddler photos ever!

My Nephew and Niece who are having a baby in October, wanted a special portrait for the baby’s nursery.  Inspiration has never been easier with the photos they’ve supplied !  I’ve started a few initial pencil sketches, and I’ll be painting it onto a canvas eventually.   I’d really like to put them both into the one painting … along with some very cute extra’s….!

I hope it all comes together as perfect as I have envisaged the final piece in my minds eye!  How adorable outta 10 are these baby photos below!! <3 <3

commissions for a nursery

 

Win a piece of Gasbombgirl!

Win a piece of Gasbombgirl!

Well I thought it was time to give back… so I’m giving everyone the chance to win a small original artwork!  YAY!  I’m quite excited as this is the first time I’ve done this before! Woohoo!

All you have to do is, like my Facebook fanpage, share the image and leave a comment with it !  Easy as and if your name gets selected, YOU get to choose from these 4 gorgeous pieces shown below! (sizes are 6″ x 8 ” – or 15cm x 20cms)

I’m going to be using a fancy shmancy computer randomizer to chose the winner and will post the winners name next Friday the 30th Aug,  at midday… So get cracking, and good luck!  Visit HERE to enter the competition on Facebook!

facebook competition

Orange is the new Black

Orange is the new Black

Well shit… I’ve just discovered yet another fabo TV show, (just about done with Suits, Harvey ReOw!) and so there goes all my free time, drawing and painting until I get through this first season!  Black humor, fantastic acting, stories and lesbo action for something different haha.  Check it OWWT!