Thoughts

Rambling observations of this and that:

My Heart is a Zombie

 Posted by on February 14, 2009  Thoughts
Feb 142009
 
My Heart is a Zombie

When Friday the 13th falls the day before Valentine’s Day it seems like an omen… but of what? NOT to be dating perhaps? On a weekend where supernatural serial killers traditionally stalk the streets (well, the movie theatres anyway) maybe your romantic candlelight dinner will be the prolog of a horror movie? Perhaps it is safer to stay [..READ MORE..]

Half A lifetime Ago

 Posted by on July 15, 2008  Thoughts, Travel
Jul 152008
 
Half A lifetime Ago

On this very day, July 15th, 1986 (which ALSO fell on a Tuesday) I left Australia for what I thought would be a six month trip through Asia. I had saved for the trip for years but a fall in the Australian dollar while I was trying to amass travel funds meant that I didn’t have much spending [..READ MORE..]

The Tiniest Bear

 Posted by on March 1, 2008  Comics, Drawings, Projects, Thoughts
Mar 012008
 
The Tiniest Bear

A long way away from wherever it is that you live right now, there once was a tiny little cottage at the end of a long and winding trail, deep inside a forest of tall and tangled trees. Inside this cottage there lived a family of misfit bears. There was an enormous polar bear, a gigantic grizzly bear, [..READ MORE..]

Mystery Memories

 Posted by on February 8, 2008  Family, Thoughts
Feb 082008
 
Mystery Memories

On my trip back home to Australia I had many chances to reminisce with old friends and family members about childhood memories. Disturbingly, I discovered on more than one occasion that my memories were inaccurate. One happy childhood memory concerns my favourite children’s book, THE MAGIC PUDDING. I remember being very young and my Dad reading to me [..READ MORE..]

LifeDrawing VS MindDrawing

 Posted by on November 1, 2007  Doodling, Drawings, Thoughts
Nov 012007
 
LifeDrawing VS MindDrawing

Often, when I buy a big hard-cover sketchbook, I’m intimidated to even draw in it at all. Instead, I do most of my drawing on scraps of paper, and glue these into the sketchbook, using it more like a scrap book. I buy sketchbooks with the intention of drawing from life but instead I mostly fill them with [..READ MORE..]

Ralph McQuarrie

 Posted by on September 27, 2007  Reading, Thoughts
Sep 272007
 
Ralph McQuarrie

Thanks to my generous, good friend Bosco, I now own the new ART OF RALPH McQUARRIE book, which collects a lifetime of fabulous artwork by the famous concept-designer and illustrator. If you have an interest in Concept design in general, or Star Wars in particular, this book is for you. Though you’ll have to wait for reprints as [..READ MORE..]

What’s My Motivation?

 Posted by on June 25, 2007  Drawings, 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 [..READ MORE..]

Influences

 Posted by on May 30, 2007  Colleagues, Friends, Thoughts
May 302007
 
Influences

These days, many artists (even those still in school) have their own web-sites, with links to artists who have influenced them. Hop-scotching around the internet from site to site has been a great source of inspiration for me in recent years. You can see links to artists that I admire on my LINKS page, but some of those [..READ MORE..]

ORIGINALITY?

 Posted by on April 13, 2007  Drawings, Thoughts
Apr 132007
 
ORIGINALITY?

I find it hard to be truly original, even when really trying to be. Countless times, I have hit upon what I think is a new and fantastic idea, only to discover that it has either been done before, or that someone else is working on a similar idea at exactly the same time. In days gone by, [..READ MORE..]

Unforgetable Memoirs

 Posted by on February 24, 2007  Reading, Reviews, Thoughts
Feb 242007
 
Unforgetable Memoirs

In a recent panic that my memory is failing as I grow older, I have been writing my memories down before they all fade away. Surprisingly, this has been an enjoyable exercise, as more and more of my childhood shenanigans have come back to me while writing others down. I certainly don’t have any plans to write a [..READ MORE..]