Just a quick little time-lapse drawing of my sketchy ink/watercolour/highlight processes.
Here's the second-half instalment of last week's sketchbook post.
Lately I've been in a bit of a predicament. I have so many projects that I want to chase down and work on and start off, that I'm stupefied by the whole thing and don't know where to start.
So, for now, I'm trying to dive in anywhere, lest I waste any more time... which leads to a bit of chaos-brain, but I can live with that.
Over the past couple of months, I finished up a graphic design course, then went on a road trip from Melbourne to Ballina via Eden, Myola, Gerringong, the farm, and north-west NSW. I'm now back in Melbourne working as a freelance illustrator, which is new, unusual, and exciting.
And to be totally honest, the biggest challenge of freelancing -- so far -- is not getting too distracted by my dog all the time.
Anyway, over the past few months, I've been drawing like crazy, playing with weird, unfamiliar colour palettes and trying to expand and push my style. Here's the first of a two-part instalment of what I've been up to lately...
I've been having a bit of digital-magic fun ... these were created for my latest Volcom blog post, which you can check out here if you want to see more in the same vein (or if you're keen on tattooed cockatoos and kookaburras).
Also, I've printed a couple of A3 posters of these works, which you can shop here (along with a lot of my older limited edition prints, which are on sale at the moment!).
Lots of exciting life-change moments are happening right now ... but more on that soon. All this life-changing is making me incredibly busy and kind-of frantic.
Things I loved in April:
These Valley Cruise Press pins; Eden adventures on Australia’s south coast – that means dolphins, penguins, squid, diving, octopus, waterfalls, beers, and the best vegie burgers at the pub; celebrating five years of good years with my partner; winter vegetable gardening; Easter daisiesand flower collages; sunny days with threatening afternoon storm clouds; making crazy variety salads to fend off winter sickness; forcing others to listen to the B52s and MJ in the car; Lester Bangs’s biography; lemons slowly turning yellow on our tree; Woody Guthrie wisdom; fireside drinks with friends; CobraCult pieces like this; back-veranda-studio days; and scary future plans.
More fun later.
And there's always fun happening here: Instagram: @raychponygold, Tumblr