Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Here be Gryphons!

Woah! It's been ages since I've made a post so here's something fun.

Friend and fellow White Cloud Worlds contributor, Tanya Marriott, had cast a bronze prototype from a Zbrush sculpt of her Baby Gryphon character and I though it would make a grand gift for my partner Mel. Rather than a monetary exchange we wrangled an art trade. A gryphon for a gryphon seemed appropriate. For my character, I wanted to convey a sense of this entity as a hyper-dimensional being, existing in various spacial states at any point in time, hence the multiple heads seeing in all directions.

For more of Tanya's work, check out her website for a myriad of exquisite, original dolls and sculptural  art pieces.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tellus Consumed

I've been neglecting my blog for too long! A number of confidential projects on the go currently, but here's a recently finished work I can show."Tellus Consumed" is a T-shirt design for Vomitous as a companion piece to the album cover for their EP "Empires of Great Enslavement". White charcoal on black paper with digital colouring. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Weta Workshop Design Blog

So there's a new blog from the design team at Weta Workshop where we're posting a bunch of random illustrations outside of our normal day to day film work. The idea is that we come up with a brief that is loose enough that we have significant freedom of interpretation. There's a whole heap of rad stuff from my some very talented colleagues so go check it out!

Here are a few of my contributions with the related brief noted:

Girl and Robot
Half Human Half Thing

Space Marine 
Knight and Mount

Saturday self portrait

Having not done any painting for a few weeks due to travel I thought I'd have a go at a self portrait to warm back into it on a Saturday afternoon. Took five hours total. I should have taken more work-in-progress shots at  regular intervals as I only ended up with four. Next time...

Anyway, was a bit of fun to see what I could do in one session. Definitely need to do more life painting. And life drawing for that matter.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


This is a recent oil painting I did in support of the documentary film "Better Things: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones", directed by Maria P. Cabardo. The proceeds from the sale of the work will be donated to help with the film's expenses and it will also be part of a tribute book.

Check out the website and facebook page for this project about the legendary comic book artist/illustrator:



"Reverie", oil on canvas, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Dredged up from the vault.....

Woah! Here's some crazy shit I painted probably two years ago now. Not sure I can verbally describe what it's all about. Subconscious, symbolic weirdness. My favourite stuff! Anyway I'd love to hear some subjective interpretations....I call it "Slave to the Stone", oil on canvas, 2011

Thursday, April 11, 2013


The release of the new album 'Everblack' from The Black Dahlia Murder has been announced and the artwork I contributed has been revealed. The job entailed the full layout for the package including a 3-panel gatefold illustration. It's actually a triptych of three separate oil on canvas paintings which I photographed then digitally stitched together into a sprawling landscape. The three paintings together measure 180cm wide.

Front cover
Full 3-panel gatefold
If you're a fan of the band you can listen to the new song "Into the Everblack" here as well as preorder the album (check out that sexy purple & white marbled vinyl!) -  http://www.metalblade.com/bdm