Elephants

“ELEPHANTS IN THE NEWS”, A limerick book collaboration with my Dad:

Gummy Tuskers

 Posted by on June 2, 2010  Elephants
Jun 022010
 
Gummy Tuskers

Yet another picture from the Elephant book I did with my dad a few years ago. Like so many of the illustrations, this one tells a sad fact about the life of elephants. Specifically, the fact that so many males are being shot for their tusks that a form of unnatural selection is creating a population of elephants with stunted [..read more..]

BUSY

 Posted by on September 8, 2009  Elephants, Family
Sep 082009
 
BUSY

In honour of my Dad’s visit to San Francisco last week, here is another image from our elephant book collaboration from a year or two ago. My father and his wife Wendy landed here on the home-bound leg of an around the world trip, and I played host to them at my tiny apartment. I also took on the role [..read more..]

Flustered with FUN

 Posted by on August 6, 2008  Elephants, Travel
Aug 062008
 
Flustered with FUN

Lately I have been running about, trying to finish off some artwork (both paying jobs and promises to friends) while simultaneously arranging some travel. I took a quick trip to LA a week or so ago, to celebrate longtime-pal Tony Stacchi‘s birthday. Next up I will visit New York, to spend some quality time with my friends Dave and Rhode. [..read more..]

Creative Elephants

 Posted by on April 2, 2008  Elephants
Apr 022008
 
Creative Elephants

It has been a while since I posted any pictures from my Dad’s elephant limerick book. This one illustrates a news story (and accompanying limerick) about the Thai Elephant Orchestra. Elsewhere in Thailand, there are also elephants who can paint pictures, (the elephant book features a limerick about them too, see this earlier post for the illustration). The pachyderm artists [..read more..]

A Visit to The Big City

 Posted by on October 20, 2007  Drawings, Elephants
Oct 202007
 
A Visit to The Big City

Another pic from the Elephant book. This one illustrates the case of an elephant who strayed into the streets of Nairobi, only to be darted and then carted back to the bush. The text was placed over the blank spaces in the composition, on the building and the sky. This particular illustration was done in a looser style than most [..read more..]

A Last Ditch Effort

 Posted by on July 12, 2007  Conventions, Elephants
Jul 122007
 
A Last Ditch Effort

In contrast to the image in the previous post, the photo textures in this illustration were applied in Photoshop, and it took almost as long, if not longer, to do it with all the latest software. The sky and ground use textures taken from photos and the elephant uses a photo of actual elephant skin. Can anyone guess the source [..read more..]

What’s My Motivation?

 Posted by on June 25, 2007  Elephants, Thoughts
Jun 252007
 
What's My Motivation?

I’ve been having some trouble with my mental focus these past few weeks. This a common problem when working on my own projects but it rarely comes up when working for “the man.” I am very productive when working for for someone else but when working for myself, I guess I just don’t respect the boss. When I need some [..read more..]

Free Hugs

 Posted by on May 8, 2007  Conventions, Elephants, Family
May 082007
 
Free Hugs

Recently there were ELEPHANTS IN THE NEWS book launches in both hemispheres, North and South. Dad launched the Elephant book (plus another book he has just written) at the official book launch in my home-town in Australia. The photo here is courtesy of my Aunty Marg who was instrumental in getting the book published, as it was she who who [..read more..]