Thursday, July 30, 2009

DOG DAY AFTERNOON





I did these a while back for the sake of it. I was toying with the idea of doing personalised dog caricatures especially considering Newtown and Erskineville suburbs here in Sydney have apparently the highest ratio of dogs to people in the country. I've since given up the idea as I suspect dog owners cherish their widdle babies too much to have a caricaturist come near them.
So these are are now experiments gathering dust.

JUDGEMENT DAY



I did these to hang in the back of a Schmackos set for a TVC for Anifex many moons ago.
I can't remember which commercial it was, but hey- these for fun to do!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

WEEK COVERS





Here are some covers I've done for the WEEK magazine- all about current affairs and politics both locally and internationally but from an Australian perspective.
I'm usually given 24 hours notice to come up with the goods (as are the other illustrators who also get this gig), so it's all go-go-go!
A lot of fun to do.
The Shanghaied cover is about Australia's Rio Tinto Australian-Chinese employee Stert Hu and his ousting as a 'spy' for China. The second cover is about Malcolm Turnbull and Kevin Rudd and the kerfuffle over the email scandal about Rudd's mobile office (ute). Turnbull came out of it the worse for wear, obviously, after it turned out the emails used as the basis for his argument about Rudd getting the ute in kind in order to act favourably for a car dealer turned out to be fake.

WATERMARK PROMO PICS


Here are a couple of pics I did for self promotional purposes in Watermark. Neither have been used as of yet.... but hey, they could be appearing on a postcard or poster soon enough.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

SPIDER DESIGNS

These are some character designs I did years ago for Rising Sun Pictures in Adelaide when they were in pre-production for Charlotte's Web. I don't think I got any more work out of them because at that point I didn't use a Wacom- I coloured these all up in photoshop on my mega clunky apple mac 7500/200 using a mouse.
Just thinking about doing that now hurts.











Monday, July 27, 2009

ANIMAL DESIGNS






These are animal designs I did years ago for Anifex and a series of commercials they did for Paddle Pops. These characters were going to be used in the background doing stuff I guess.

KEVOLVER








Klaus Voorman's Assistant actually contacted Tim Blair about using my version of his classic Beatles cover in an exhibition in Berlin showcasing all the riffs on his work. I sent it on, of course, but received no plane airfares and no free tickets to the show.
Bugger.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

BLAIR EDITORIALS...







Tim Blair topics for these editorials:
Kevin Rudd, naturally.
Kevin Rudd again.
Science boffins and climate change.
Bill Henson and his child photography scandal at his paddington studio.
Car parking in Sydney CBD.

NEWSPAPER ILLOS...







MORE BLAIR


This one was fun. Environmental editorial done as Sin City comic strip.
Honestly, this thing took up nearly the whole newspaper page. Tim's great to work with as an illustrator as this shows- no fear in having fun on the page and I was more than happy to have fun with it in the name of satire. A brave thing for him to do, as well- not many journos would have the balls to opt for a comic strip to be centre stage in their newspaper territory. I have no idea how much he bribed the editor to get this in, either ;)

This was the easiest editorial Tim has ever done, by his own admission.
I spent a more than usual 2 days on this thing. Average time for an editorial is about 5 hours...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tim Blair Editorials...

In no particular order, some editorial illustrations I did for Tim Blair in the Daily Telegraph ages ago. Please don't ask me what they were about. I can't remember exactly...





Thursday, July 23, 2009

Not the Uncle Silas blog...

Well, if you've made it to this blog, you've probably seen my other one.
I'm going to make this one for all the non Uncle Silas material and updates that I have going on. All my freelance work that suits this site more.
I'll begin with some old material....