Posts Tagged ‘animals’

ring a ring a rosie

Posted by campbell January 19th, 2011


This was an illustration that I did for the New Perth exhibition but I decided to leave out of the show, I couldn’t quite figure out how to make it work within the installation as a whole. I still quite like it though.
(click to embiggen, the line work is really fine and looks a bit fuzzy at smaller sizes)

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Almost there

Posted by campbell January 11th, 2011


I am so close to finishing off my illustration portfolio to send off to publishers. These two pieces need scanning and cleaning up in photoshop and then it’s ready to go. This year is going to be the year of making opportunities, chasing goals, working hard.

There are so many inspiring illustrators out there around my age who are hustling and making inroads. Meg Hunt, Emily Carroll, Vera Bee have been three that have really caught my attention recently. They have such enthusiasm, professionalism and energy to their illustrations. Having the opportunity to watch artists professional practices develop online is such a treat.

(As a side note, I don’t know how those three get anything done, they seem to be constantly tweeting and blogging. Or is that getting things done? In fact all my favorite creatives seem to spend a lot of time on twitter. Which is nice for me.)

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Grumpy Lizard

Posted by campbell January 8th, 2011


This lizard is based (mighty loosely) on the Kings Skink.
Apparently this animal has a primarily carnivorous diet while in early life, but as it ages switches to be more vegetable oriented, which I think is pretty amazing. It makes me think of wild young punks turning to Buddhism in later life.

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bestiarum vocabulum

Posted by campbell December 1st, 2010


Another entry, this time featuring a jelly spirit, and a grumpy stone man.

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bestiarum vocabulum

Posted by campbell November 28th, 2010


Two more creatures for my bestiarum.
Another jelly plant and a fire fueled rock, charging through the undergrowth, collecting leaf litter. The rock creatures were partially inspired by Leaf Litter Bugs that we have at work. They just eat dried up leaves and live in the undergrowth of bush land. Mighty little composters doing their part.

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classroom disruption

Posted by campbell November 26th, 2010

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bestiarum vocabulum

Posted by campbell November 25th, 2010


featuring Corazon, the pink marshmallow unicorn, and a peachy.

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jumped

Posted by campbell November 24th, 2010


Thanks to the talented and generous Edward J Grug and Jessica Mcleod for scanning this work in with their amazing A3 sized scanner. Jealousy will inevitably lead to consumption.

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bestiarum vocabulum

Posted by campbell November 16th, 2010


Two more creatures from the series, a small shifty dog, and some starry starry mushrooms.
Are these things to scale with one another? Who knows…

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bestiarum vocabulum

Posted by campbell August 30th, 2010


Two more critters. A stone sentry with an inset sapphire and a small bush creature.

I imagine them having very course fur with large feathery protrusions around its tail and head. These would be in the shape and colour of a foliage type in its habitat. When resting or hiding it would curl the feathers around its body, little legs sticking out the bottom, looking like a shrub. If startled it would uncurl its feathers, revealing the violent colours within, vibrating them and running around. A herd of these guys would be amazing, disturbing what appears to be a lush pocket of greenery only to see it flee off in a burst of colour and chirping.

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