Monday, November 30, 2009


This is an A2 poster I designed for a imaginary Design conference "Elluminate 2010". It folds up to become the cover sleeve for the conference info booklet.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My Hero

Awhile back I had the amazing opportunity to go to Semi-Permanent. The night before the two-day design conference began,  Misery and James Jean held an exhibition at Plaything Gallery. I was so excited to meet my all time favourite artist, Mr. Jean. I managed to get a sketch,signature and to top it all off -  a photo of my friend Phil and I, with the man himself! Check out his radness here.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

(Not) Into the wild

This is a pen+watercolour painting exploring relationships between the zoo animals + the botanical garden plants/flowers. Such as the similarities between 'Bird of Paradise' flower and the Pelican. A2 in size, click to enlarge.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tribute to Schiele

This is a portrait attempting to be in the style of Egon Schiele. I began with a sketch and developed the colour through digital painting.

School Journal Entry

This is another piece for our illustration class, a chance at a live brief for Learning Media - for the School Journal. Here is my take on the story (first double page spread). I went for a comic-book aesthetic; thick lines and solid colours as I think this would appeal to the target demographic (9-11yr olds).

Thursday, September 24, 2009


...this is a series of random things im trying on the computer.. drawings of people with shapes+colours. just having fun basically! note the 'wave off kanagawa' lurking in the background of image one.

war games

This is something i've been working on. Thinking of doing a series of comic-like prints on canvas.

fun times

these two are headers i did for mates websites. stuff like this is fun because you get to do your own style! you can check them out here and here

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

shot of luck

here is a sketch i did for my friend when she left NZ. i tried to make the fact she's doin straight vodka shots -  innocent - by surrounding her with white lace :)

A Fake cover!

This is a fake TIME cover I did for a thing about Thom Yorke...we had to explore our colour palettes to the extremes. For more on the awesome Thom - head over to
and see what music genius R.Parkinson is saying about Yorkes new release!!

A cover!

After doing pages for 'Ellipsis', creator of Waterfront Publishing (Kieran Clarkin) asked me to do a colour cover for the comic! I was stoked. Here it is before title and frames were added...

story telling

here is a uni assignment...
a double-page spread I did for an adaption of Jack and the Beanstalk (where the giant is a robot)

Monday, September 21, 2009

first published piece's a sample of some pages i did for the new comic book "Ellipsis" by Kieran Clarkin. (as featured in Magneto Magazine) This was my first published thing ever yah. It is available in the comic book store on Cuba St.

...and in printed form:

yah a blog!

This is my first post! I thought i'd start this page to show some work and hopefully get some feedback  :)

...this is a picture i did last summer when i worked at a deli... trying to be all chris appelhans :)