Saturday, August 28, 2010

Back to Earth by Andrew Rae

Andrew Rae has illustrated a lovely simple wordless comic strip about an astronaut who struggles with adjusting back to normal life on earth after having flown to the moon. The simple black & white line drawings and his choice of framing & composition for each scene are perfect, click here to see it all.

Buildings & Vampires

This short animation directed by Sebastian Baptista & Nico Casavecchia illustrates the story Max makes up for his mam at the start of 'Where the Wild Things Are'. The combination of animation on top of live action stick puppets is nicely done and integrated pretty seamlessly.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Hi there fellow Tinderboxers.
I wonder if you have all heard of Threadless? They're a very well-known tshirt company that receives illustrations from the general public. If your illustration/design is selected, it goes up for voting in their public forum. After 7 days, if you have enough votes from the forum, they print your tshirt and give you lots of delicious cash-money!

Can you help me get my design printed by going to Threadless and scoring it? Pretty please? You have to create an account, but its quick and painless! I often go to threadless just to look at all the fabulous designs that are submitted.
Anyhoo, my design is a silly tee/onesy for kids that somehow got selected for consideration. WOOHOO!

Also, all you talented tinderboxers should give it a go.
Wish me luck and thanks for voting :)

Ridiculous Pencil Lead Sculptures

Dalton Ghetti carves amazing miniature sculptures out of the tip of a pencil. See more here.

Parc de Belleville

A childrens' exhibition I stumbled upon while visiting Parc de Belleville.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pixar: Day and Night

Pixar is famous for their award winning animated feature films. They also produce little show-piece animations to accompany new releases in cinemas. This one, Day and Night is shown before Toy Story 3. If you get a chance to see it on the big screen, it's captivating!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Big Blue Thank You Monster

This is Big Blue. He is part of an series of Illustrated greeting cards that I am currently working on.

Friday, August 6, 2010

New custom artwork in my studio

New work: Luisa & Peter.
Paper sculpture in a wood box with glass.

New custom artwork from my studio.

This commissioned work is a gift from my wonderful friend Mercedes for her cousins Luisa and Peter, who celebrate their silver jubilee.

Mercedes asked me to include the Romanesque chapel in which they were married and evoked the beautiful garden, where it is located.

Luisa and Peter accompanied by their sons and friendly dogs. I hope you enjoy it!.

A big hug!!


Monday, August 2, 2010

new work in progress

whoops !!
I meant this post to go on my own blog but it went here ,and well seems a shame to not let it stay :D
(not too much to report) , but I am keeping going with some new drawings , its a good time of year to see a lot of people you wouldnt normally see.
Summer is always busy , I prefer the quieter times and have to remember that I am not an Island (challenging)
B.T.W tinderboxers , the idea for a collective response to song lyrics through drawing is still going to happen .....I am musing it along and will put up a call late aug early sept.
If anyone has any suggestions or whatnot please post them here on the comments :D
stay happy