Sunday, 27 September 2015

How do I look in red?


There's a blood moon eclipse (super moon) happening tonight which unfortunately we cant see from New Zealand. I made this anyway :D

Friday, 25 September 2015

Buttercup // THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM







Here's the short video I talked about a few posts back. I'm really proud of myself and the whole hitrecord community for this amazing little doco. For you Buttercup! hope to see you here soon! <3

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Margaret and May


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.

Hitrecord on TV Season 2


 "Little Dragon"
"Margaret and May"


Hey out there....(not sure if anyone still reads my blog but if you do I would love to hear from you...feel free to say hi in the comments below :)

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
Soju Shots

Outcast

I've noticed people sharing things online recently to show their support for something awesome but is tearing someone else down in the process. Fighting bullying with bullying is still bullying! even if you are "on the right side". I'm not sure why I'm writing this here with this drawing ...it's just an observation of something I don't thinks very cool. I'll probably delete this soon <3

Monday, 21 September 2015

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Buttercup's Impossible Dream


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

International talk like a pirate day

I made this illustration for Storytime books in Whangarei. I saw online that they were celebrating the international talk like a pirate day which sounds like so much fun. I sent them this as a gift and hope they like it as much as I enjoyed making it for them.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The one where Timothy takes the stage


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


Look what we won.......an Emmy!!



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

Happy Birthday to the Fantastic Mr Dahl



Roald Dahl is one of my all time favourties! 
He created some of the most magical stories and characters of all time.
He would have been 99 today. 

Thursday, 10 September 2015

I'd love to fly away



It's been one of those days 

Don't be a silly Billy


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

Walls and Falls

We all hit walls and have great falls.....but hopefully we each have a little rat, robin or centipede of our own to help us through.  This one goes out to all those helpful little critters out there!

Alfred


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

You asked me for space


You'll be missed



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.