Saturday, 21 November 2015
These are available from my little studio : Number 1 Rathbone Street (upstairs room 5), Whangarei, New Zealand or Paperbag Princess, Bank Street Whangarei.
Internationally both designs are now available in my Society 6 Store: https://society6.com/sojushots/cards
Hi all, sadly I've recently left my little studio space which I shared with MERCY Clothing....BUT...I have only moved 2 doors down the hall. It's another tiny but cosy space for me to create. I only have a small selection of things to purchase (at the moment) but you are most welcome to come up for a look or a chat.
Address: Number 1 Rathbone Street, (upstairs room 5), Whangarei, New Zealand.
Hope to see you soon :)
Photo by : Allison Stock http://www.allisonstock.com/
I recently had the awesome opportunity to take part in an online show which focuses on musical artists and connects their fans with them via Skype.
This show was all about the amazing Peppina (a musically gifted singer/songwriter from Finland) and I was asked to be part of it as she has written songs based on my illustrations for hitRECord.
The first was Mademoiselle Noir...a very dark take on the classic brothers Grim tale Rapunzel, which was made into an animation and sponsored by Sony. (you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQR0DLhp5Sg )
Beastly Beauty was the second and this one was featured on the Emmy award winning TV Show Hitrecord on TV. You can watch the animation over at hitrecord: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1503066
You can watch the episode of Fan Jam TV where she plays some awesome live music and I got to meet her (skype face to face) for the first time. <3 Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lASmVKIIuYs&feature=youtu.be
I've never had the opportunity to listen to scary stories around a campfire....but it's definitely something I'm sure I'd love. I decided to draw a bunch of my favourite woodland creatures toasting marshmellows and listening to Bunny's scary tales. I reckon bunnies would tell the best scary stories.
We've all been the 3rd wheel before, I can't imagine it being all that fun for Chewy.
I made this little illustration in the excitement of the upcoming "The Force Awakens". I'm really hoping it's an awesome addition to the franchise. Anyone out there have tickets? I'm hoping to do another star wars based illustration before the 17th of Dec.
Monday, 28 September 2015
Sunday, 27 September 2015
Friday, 25 September 2015
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
This is a photo of my Characters Margaret and May (see below post) which were turned into these huge cutouts for the premier of Hitrecord on TV in Los Angeles. Unfortunately being the cliche struggling artist I couldnt afford to get myself over there but Edward the ninth (Creative Developer) was awesome enough to send this pic through to me. It's a huge dream of mine to attend a hitrecord function someday.
"Margaret and May"
I find this blog a really cool way to keep track of all the things I get up to.....kind of like my journal. I'm not the best at keeping it up to date but I always seem to come back to it with my updates.
One of the awesome projects I got to be a part of this year was: Hitrecord on TV Season 2.
The thing I love most about hitrecord (apart from all the amazing friends/artists you get to collaborate with) is seeing my little characters brought to life. It really amazes me to see how someone else interprets my little scribbles. In this season of Hitrecord on TV a few of my characters were animated in the coolest little animation shorts:
The first is a beautiful short animation called "Little Dragon" which is on the "FIRE" episode. It's based on a brilliant little poem written by Metaphorist (a.k.a Sarah...a huge talent in words, music.... everything!) I provided the key character of Sylvie...a little dragon who breaths ice instead of fire. My character was originally called Russell but due to a lack of lead female characters in the episode little Russell became little Sylvie (which I think works just as well).
All the characters were "plushified" by hitrecorder Sinnamin ...which means she cleverly made them into "felt" versions of themselves. They live in this amazing crafty, crochet, knitted, magical land which was constructed by a whole heap of contributing artists. It turned out beautifully and has a whole heap of heart!
The second is called "Margaret and May" and is a tiny little segment but one I love a lot. It's creepy and dark and you'll find it lurking somewhere in the "SECRETS" episode.
Hope you enjoy them and all the other work by all these awesome artists.
all my best
Monday, 21 September 2015
Saturday, 19 September 2015
Recently I've been working on an awesome project for hitRECord called :The Impossible Dream.
The community has been collaborating on 3 short documentaries about real people who have dreams that to them have seemed unobtainable at some point in their lives.
The one I have been working on is about an amazing soul on hitRECord called Lena (username Buttercup) who comes from Germany.
Buttercup has always been full of support over the years to so many people on hitrecord and when she shared her "impossible dream" I just had to be part of helping inspire it to come true.
I'll leave all the details and story for the short documentary which will be coming out very soon. (I'll leave links to it when it's out).
In the meantime the above image is of Buttercup and her friendly skeleton exploring the magical land of New Zealand.
Stay tuned for more..
Friday, 18 September 2015
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Written by Johnny Clyde
This little comic was based on the amazing Timothy Dark character created by the hugely talented Johnny Clyde. This character began life on hitrecord but seemed to spread his wings and now has his own growing following outside of it. Johnny usually writes the darkly hilarious tales which are full of heart and the amazing Taylor Dolan illustrates them in her trademark awesomeness. In true hitrecord fashion collaboration is taking place with guest writers and illustrators being invited to join in. I was incredibly honoured to be asked to illustrate the above....I instantly loved the tiny story and couldn't wait to get started. (I hope I did it justice).
I predict really big and exciting things happening with Timothy Dark in the future and I wish Johnny and Taylor all the very best with this awesome adventure.
Check out all the amazing Timothy Dark Tales here : www.facebook.com/timothydarkthings
Sunday, 13 September 2015
Hitrecord on TV (season one) won an Emmy award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media....and I couldnt be more proud. This includes a huge amount of contributing artists from all around the world who worked together to make this awesome show. My main contribution was all the illustrations for the short animation "Beastly Beauty"....we worked so hard on it and it turned out so beautifully!! which makes me extra happy that this will always remind me of it.
Thanks heaps hitrecord!
Saturday, 12 September 2015
Thursday, 10 September 2015
I made this one as a reminder for daylight savings. (Never feed your mogwai after midnight....or you know what happens).
Gremlins is my all time favourite film and I was very stoked when Zach Galligan (Billy Peltzer) showed his appreciation for this little drawing by tweeting it out to his followers.
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Sunday, 6 September 2015
Saturday, 5 September 2015
Thursday, 3 September 2015
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
With the passing of Wes Craven (one of my all time favourite directors) I had to pay tribute the only way I know how. I was blown away as to how embraced this little drawing has become..especially when Rose McGowan who worked with Wes on one of my favourite films "Scream" shared it on her intagram. How she came upon it I don't know... but it opened the doors for a whole lot more sharing with people who felt the same feels.
Thanks for all the the scares Wes.
Saturday, 18 April 2015
Saturday, 27 December 2014
The bird reaper is a favourite character of mine. She wanders the earth taking the souls of birds whose time has come to an end....but this makes her sad and she shows deep compassion as she does her job. Here she is taking the soul of the very last moa bird....an especially sad time for her.
Monday, 22 December 2014
Monday, 15 December 2014
Sunday, 14 December 2014
Friday, 12 December 2014
Michy from Switzerland!
One of my society6 tote bags is on it's way to you.
Please email your postal details to email@example.com
I just want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who took the time to enter and also write such amazing comments for me. I wish I had more to give!
I'll be doing another giveaway very soon in the new year of one of my original art pieces. Stay tuned to this blog.
Much luv and thanks
Sunday, 7 December 2014
Hey all... I'm giving this soju shots tote from society6 away to one person in appreciation for all the awesome support on my little blog (and other social media).
Please leave your name, where you're from and how you came to know of my work (e.g instagram) in the comment section of this blog to participate. You have until next Friday at noon (New Zealand time) to play.
I'll announce the winner on Saturday. Just one comment per person please.
I will ship anywhere in the world so you are all welcome to participate!
Saturday, 6 December 2014
American Horror Story is an incredible show which has some of the coolest characters on TV! I'm especially enjoying the latest season "FREAK SHOW" which has some of my all time favourite characters.
Here's a little illustration i did of the Tattler twins played by Sarah Paulson.
Friday, 5 December 2014
In a previous post I mentioned my little piggy project which had me sending my little pig characters to anyone wanting one around the world. Most of these piggies have arrived in their new homes and their adventures have begun. A huge thank you to everyone for sending these awesome photos through!
This is just a few of many.....I will post more of these amazing piggy travels each week.
This little piggy went to Bourban Street, New Orleans, USA. ( Thanks to @ESCAPING_ARTIST )
This little piggy has a crush on his new friend in Gyeonggi-Do province, South Korea ( Thanks to @PINK_CHOUCREAM )
This little piggy got tangled in Christmas lights in Belgium ( Thanks to @BELCATH1981 )
This little piggy went to Solvang the Danish city in Southern California ( Thanks to @STRIPED.DONKEY )
This little piggy experienced a true American Thanksgiving (thanks to @MEGIPIXEL )
This little piggy went to Rainbow Falls, Big Island of Hawaii ( Thanks to @KIWIJANNA )
This Little piggy went to Liberty Island, New York, USA ( Thanks to @IMPROPERBOSTONIAN )
more to come