The creative adult is the child who survived.
In creating this piece I discovered a new technique, experimented with different paper and also learnt about Marilyn Monroe. Theres a lot that comes out of each piece and I just hope someone wants this on their wall! Produced with only charcoal and charcoal powder and sits at 55 x 75 cm, off to get her framed and hanging at Art at The Marina, a show next week where I will be exhibiting her.
Charcoal and graphite of paper. 60 cm x 60 cm.
Spent 50 hours of Keith Richards and still learning a crazy amount while drawing new projects like this. My best work yet (in my opinion) as the detail made for awesome texture and realism. Love working with high definition photos like this. Still need to work on my smooth monotone backgrounds.
A piece I am currently working on...Keith Richards.
A Rolling Stoned and legendary guitarist.
Drawn mostly with charcoal but I still use graphite to achieve lighter tones. This work has taken me around 35 hours thus far and am almost finished it.
I cant wait to get it framed so I can see it in its full form!
My latest finished piece stands at 5' x 3.5' happily. She is drawn with charcoal on Fabriano paper. This piece took about 35-40 hours over about week.
She was very fun to draw, and quicker than id imagined; so I can see myself producing works similar to this more frequently and hopefully the next time with less mistakes and better quality as I did find myself finding new ways to draw and new techniques with the same tools I have always been using...benefit of testing your limits I guess.
Tonight I was awarded the First place in the Auckland Region by Cliftons Art Prize Competition. I was very surprised and honoured to receive the award and for it to be my first competition entered gives me high confidence in entering my work in more competitions. My bob Marley piece was the drawing that won and I received $2,100; donated to Cliftons in return and now hanging among other great works on the walls in their Auckland residence.
My first time-lapse I have produced for one of my works...the Kingfisher. A commission piece I used as a guinea pig to test my time-lapse skills. The video was produced by myself with background music curated by Stefan Ozich..a best mate and ambitious music artist.
I will be giving away this print to one of you legends.
Head to my Facebook page and follow the directions to go in the draw!
In 1 week I will choose one of you out of...however many people like the photo (you calculate your chances) and framed Angelina is all yours!
Heres the link to get you there...
Best of luck!
Just overwhelmed by the support last night. Huge thank you to all you legends who came through and apologies if I didn't manage to have a yarn, but everyone who came im greatly appreciative and I hope you enjoyed the night!
Just want to thank @stefanivanozic for his space @lowtidethelabel and to @ngaroma_ for the dope tunes! and a BIG thank you to my girl @eilishburt for all your help and talent needed for our collab piece!
A self-taught realism artist born and raised in West Auckland, New Zealand.