Monday, 1 November 2010

Massey Exposure Exhibition

Starts this Saturday in the museum building tea gardens and runs for 2 weeks.  If you're around come check it out, although it's probably not in my best interests to be advertising it as I'm sure my talented classmates will be showing me up! :)

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

religious values series

Redemption through guilt - Indoctrination of children to believe they are born with tainted souls and must seek salvation from their sins .

Blind faith, denial and destruction of knowledge (And a good excuse for me to draw my friend Rebecca Kereopa eating eyeballs!)

Devotion to God through self-sacrifice, not just literal giving up life but sacrifice of the individual and sense of self for the collective.

My take on the last judgment and moral absolutism, the way all your thoughts and actions throughout your life can be weighed/measured and in the end your soul is either good or bad, spend either an eternity of bliss in heaven or an eternity of pain and suffering in hell.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Imagine That Exhibition

An exhibition of the winning illustrations of a competition organised by Learning Media and Massey University.  Each year Learning Media chooses one students work to publish in a school journal, this year I was lucky enough to have my illustrations chosen and my friends Vaughan Flanagan and Rebecca Kereopa were runners up.  If you're interested in checking it out it's going till August 15th in the Massey tea gardens in the museum building.

Here's the link to the article about it on the Prodesign website

Monday, 12 July 2010

Concept Art Workshop

I just did a great concept art workshop taken by Paul Tobin and Warren Mahy where the brief was to reinterpret The return to Oz. I set it in a brothel in India, Dorothy would be a young Indian girl living in the brothel who would eventually become a prostitute and Oz is her imaginary escape world. This is a design for Tic Toc, in the original film he's a soldier robot in Oz who is constantly breaking down, in my version he would exist in the real world and in Oz, in the real world he'd be a crippled beggar boy (like the image), in Oz he would be a cyborg, his back and leg braces, crutches etc would become part of his body and an advantage making him stronger rather than a handicap.  There's still things that bug me about this image but oh well!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

"Raven Boy", a novel by Darren Clark

I've just started working on illustrations for this novel by the very talented Darren Clark, which is also being picked up by a London theatre company to be adapted as a play.  I'm lucky enough to have permission to post my work for this before its published, which is great.  These are the first couple of character illustrations I've done for it.