Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Twenty Thousand Hit Under the Belt

Well, I was hoping I'd reach this before year's end, and I did, so 20K views and counting on my sketchbook. Go check it out, new post every day(mostly).

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

In Print

Well, it has been a while, but i try to not flood this blog with drivel, so only marginally newsworthy tidbits find their way in here.

Well, after several months and one or two false starts later, it would seem as though my work has found it's way onto the pages of ImagineFX. Issue 65 is on sale in the UK and Europe now. So if you're up north, do pick up a copy and let me know how it turned out as it will probably be some time before I manage to get my hands on a copy!

Hopefully there will be more to report on soon, fingers crossed.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Building Blocks

Well, it has been quite a while since my last post. Things have been somewhat manic at this end, and somewhat stagnant as well. I've been putting a lot of work into my 3D modelling, which is coming along, but never seems to get quite to the level I want, so for the time being, I will keep at it. Neverending pursuit of something or other.

I have posted some work on Behance, so you can have a gander here. In the meantime, my other two daily blogs are coming along nicely and I am happy to say that we're approaching Post#100 on the Line Animal blog. Byproduct, the Photo Blog is a few days behind in getting it's maiden century, but doing quite well. So check it out and keep supporting!

There is an interesting video project coming up that I will be directing, but for now that is all I am at liberty to say about that.

So take care and keep checking in, there's always new work being produced here on the Front Line.


Friday, 3 September 2010

Thanks Dad Online!

Thanks Dad, a great short film directed by Hein Devos is finally available for online viewing, so check it out and see if you can spot my work!

View it here!

And check out my growing daily drawing and photography blogs:



Friday, 27 August 2010

Press Gang

Here's an article by Jess Henson that was recently published on Capetownmagazine.com


Also, here are links to my two other blogs.


Thursday, 19 August 2010

Forever Delayed

Well, it's been quite some time between updates. I'm currently in Sydney, Australia, wrapping up a very busy two week trip. The last couple of months have been a pretty trying time, professionally and i hope to make some positive progress from here on in. Not to go into details I'll simply say that it's been a rough ride, but having a number of new projects to tackle should have the desired effect.

You can keep track of my incessant sketching on my Line Animal blog and i have more interesting feeds in the works, so give me a week or two to set it up and we're good to go.


Stay safe

Friday, 2 July 2010

Get your medicine here.

I've got a new daily drawing blog up here, so check it out and sign up for your dose!

And here's one piece

Friday, 4 June 2010

Lot On My Plate

Here's something a little different. This piece is bound for Milan. It's being shown at a plate show at Miseal Space there. The brief was 'What it means to be South African', so without getting all verbal and heavy, I'll just say it's entitled Handling the Baggage. The ceramic plate is hardly the easiest thing to work on, difficult surface to maintain control of a metal-nibbed dipping pen for example, but it did end up going in the direction I intended, which is all we can ever really hope for.

So here's the plate.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Brave New Work

Here's some of the new work I've been slaving over the last while, all new, all digital. It'll be going in my updated press kit, so if you would like a copy of the PDF, please give me a shout.

And here's the new work...

Friday, 14 May 2010


Here's an brief article that was just published on 10and5.com.

I'm still hammering away at my illustration portfolio and things are looking pretty good, although who knows when exactly it'll get done. These things tend to have a half-life and then drag on forever. Not unlike nuclear deterioration.

Have a good wintery weekend!

Monday, 10 May 2010

Both ends.

I’ve been keeping my head down the past week working on my digital illustration portfolio, so hopefully over the next week or two I can put those images up.

I also burned the midnight oil good style last night wrapping up my submissions for Semi-Permanent, a pretty big Australian Design Conference in the vein of Design Indaba here in SA. I got to bed at six this morning after sending the files off and was woken from my coma by the Noon Gun to find an email notifying me of my inclusion on the annual Semi-Permanent book! In Cape Town this process of responding would take weeks, so I’m most grateful for the diligent souls in the world outside our haze of blue bong-smoke (which outsiders mistakenly refer to as smog.) for being quick on the draw.

Here is a link to the conference site and the five images I submitted. The middle one was chosen for inclusion and you can view higher res versions on my Concept Art thread here.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Rain, wet paint and not-so-wet paint.

So after a drought of a few months, I'm finally painting again! Got myself a shiny new easel/box, which makes site painting loads easier, so hopefully I can get a lot more done from here on in. We shall see.

Still pushing the digital work and it's coming along nicely, it may still seem pretty rough, but the improvements are happening where I want them to, so the practise is paying off.

Here's the last digital piece and some excursion photos from this morning's mission. Bit damp over the Mother City, but cleared up nicely. I'll be working on this painting for one or two more sessions, then I'll be sure to post photos of that as well.


Thursday, 15 April 2010


Well, here some small developments on my somewhat inconspicuous quest for world domination.

On a technical note (this will undoubtably mean little to you guys, except for us geeks), I've managed to have what some alcoholics refer to as a moment of clarity regarding the use of layer blending in Photoshop. This lightswitch being flipped has allowed me to produce more complex pieces with much less hassle and head-scratching. So productivity is looking good. Now it's workworkwork to get the overall game up. The images below are some very fast pieces employing this layering. Hopefully improvements will be evident in the near future.

Ons a shoutout note, I have come across some awesome work and handy sites, for those interested in art and the broader industry, so here are some links.

Veronique is a French artist and illustrator. Her work is nuts and a total breath of fresh air, so check it out. Awesome variety, which I always appreciate. www.v-meignaud.com

Secondly is the site www.sidebarnation.com which has all sorts of information regarding the comic industry and peripheral goings-on. Something that makes this site stand out though, is the downloadable podcast conversations they have with various artists ranging from comic artists, illustrators to fine artists and people working in the film industry. So if you're as ravenously curious about our industry as i am, then this is an invaluable source of shared experience.

And lastly, I have just sent off a bunch of press stuff (images mostly) to be featured in the upcoming issue of ImagineFX, a UK-based science fiction and fantasy art magazine. I'll make more noise about this closer to the publication date.


Pardon the waffle. Here's some art.

Friday, 9 April 2010

No brushes were harmed...

Scribble scribble scribble on the rapidly deteriorating tablet, but the efforts may bear fruit yet if I keep this up. Only time will tell...

So here's another few scribbles of nothing in particular. Someday this will all add up to something bigger. I promise.

Thursday, 1 April 2010


Here are some more inks. I've also just added an Etsy tab on my facebook page, so work can be bought directly from there. I'll be sure so put more work up for sale in the near future!



Thursday, 25 March 2010

Chomp Chomp

Well, we're playing the waiting game at this end, so not too much noteworthy taking place except for the odd scribble, so here's a quick digital one I've been working on.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

On Point

It's been quite a while since the last post, but I assure you there's a good reason for this, I've been alluding to this project for a while and i'm going to play it cageu for a little while longer, but things are moving into place, so hopefully over the coming weeks I'll be able to put some newsworthy stuff on here, so sit tight please.

In the meantime, here some brand new bits from my sketchbook, so hope you like.