april19

Hello and Welcome to April 2019. No April Fools joke this year. I have a new job which is great. Here's some artwork that I done.

landscape-squggle

A landscape with a squiggle

landscape-circle

A landscape with circles.

vertsquggle

Vertical Squiggles.

bt

Brenton Tarrant portrait. I've drawn many terrorists in the past so needed to draw Brenton also.

rick

Rick from Rick and Morty.

cateyecreature

A cat eye creature thing.

beardtents

Bearded Creatures.

march19

This is artwork from feb and march. I have not been doing much art as I have started a role as a API developer which takes up most of my time. I still want to continue with this and keep it update - maybe once a month at least.

fusionpros

Remix items from the FusionProfessionals website.

alienscape

An alien in the landscape

fp-careers

Remix FP careers page.

happychar

A happy character

circlelandscape

circlelandscape

polesun

pole or trunk with clouds or leaves.

pc-waiterwine

pepper and carrot character. There is often very few male characters in the comic so I like to draw them whenever I see one.

fp-tyk

Tyk is api gateway software that I have been learning. It's great because you can build apis and not worry about auth keys and limits.

smilecheeky

a cheeky smile.

feb19start

Welcome to Feb 2019! Here is a bunch of digital drawings that I have completed since LCA2019. Most of this was done when I was at my Mothers place. I have not really done much drawing since I have been back in Sydney.

portraitwithinportrait

Drawing the character on the shirt of the character. Character is in water. Basic shapes in distance and few clouds in the sky.

toothymonster

An eye looking to the right with bad looking teeth. Neck joins down somewhat with a circle body. Waves at the bottom.

portraittwists

Lots of portrait studies at the bottom. A few stars in the sky.

circletrump

Two full character studies.

angryportrait

A angry looking portrait. Four tentacles as arms. Wave sea at the bottom, clouds in the sky and hills with rectangle marks on the horizon.

circlesky

A character with one leg on the right. A combo of circles and waves for the ground and cricles for the sky.

spikycirclesky

spikycirclesky.

schedule

kiwipycon ideas. I will likely make the print schedule, and the slide decks.

sadsunflower

sad faced character.

longneckcreatur

The letter A to the left. Build out a creature from that.

figurereflect

A figure drawing on the left. Waves for the ground. Clouds in the sky and hill bumps.

Background

Character in the top left, almost in line with the horozin line. Wave in the bottom. Rectangle building shapes in the sky.

youngwilliambike

I found some photos of family from years ago - including one of me on my bike. I would of been around 13-14 years old so I decided to draw it. The dreadlocks were very cool.

sunflowermonster

sunflowermonster

aroundtheworld

A globe on the right. This was drawn well watching the new netflix show Carman Sandiago.

lca2019

First update since my trip to New Zealand. I stayed at a airbnb in Christchurch for the hackfest lca2019 where I got some art done before having to packup my stuff in order to make room for AV room setup. Once the conference started I started at the student accommodation. I spent the majority of this time doing the post production video editing. In the evenings I took the drawing setup to the common room where I mostly just drew myself, but had a few others also have a go.

sharkface

A sharklike creature to the right. This was a smaller image size than normal. Lots of circles with a X through the center.

lca2019

LCA2019 logo with arrows around it. Slug like shapes with circles growths.

troll

Someone drew this at LCA2019. Full troll figure and a troll portrait. A house on a hill and a emo kid holding something.

tubelink

Circles within circles linked by rectangles.

lcascape2

Circles in the sky. Water ripples in the lower half. Building emerging from the horizon.

glasseslandscape

Portrait of someone from RedditGetsDrawn. Landscape in the background. Water ripples in the lower quarter and spiky mountains in the sky. Square shapes scatter the sky.

cutiebraids

Portrait of a girl from RedditGetsDrawn. I like the braids. A strong figure. Minimal background.

tubescape

penguineye

Lots of figures and portraits. Along with circles.

boob

stateowned

The horizon line is very low. Building structures emerge from this. Lots of circles in the sky, with circles inside the circles.

revspikescape

landscape2

dotscape

dotsky

birthmark

A portrait of a girl from RedditGetsDrawn. She had a birthmark on her face. In the background a mall scene - windows, shops and people.

yanikeke

Yanikeke portrait from RedditGetsDrawn. Wearing glasses and standing in front of the American flag.

penguins2019

ok I lied. Here is another update before my flight out. I've rewritten my blog cms and it really is much easier for me to update now. It could be better. And it's something I will always continue to work on and improve. I took Carries penguin she drew and remixed it. Many times. This is the results. There is a penguin in every drawing.

questionlandscape

Another lie. No penguin in this one. There is a character portrait on te left. A landscape border behind, with a questionmark shape emerging for the horozen line. More of the question mark shapes in the background.. as clouds. I started watching Batman Forever so I think I was influenced by that. The Riddler is one of my favorite characters.

penguinmods

Depending on the power up picked up, the penguin changes appearance. The changes on his head reflect the sign he is holding. There are six penguins in this piece. Each of them holding a different sign/headpiece. Which is your favorite? I think I like the flower/circle bottom center.

penguinholdsign

Penguin Hold Sign written on top right. Very loose and rough drawings of the penguin. Lots of experiments with scale - making one side of face large and other small. Spikes coming out of the head on some of the penguins.

penguinlandscape

Mostly just a landscape but a penguin on the left. He is missing the circle on his stomach. A worm like create to his right with spikes along the body. Normal clouds in the sky and ripples of water below.

penguinsideways

Three penguins and a attempt of drawing a sideways one.

jan19landscapes

This will be my final post before I fly to New Zealand for Linux Conference Au. I will be back in Sydney at the start of Feb though. I plan on bringing my painting gear to New Zealand, so will likely do an update or two.

I have not been drawing people on redditgetsdrawn but I have been drawing random landscape. This is the results.

charleschaplin

I was quite excited to find out that a bunch of work entered the public domain on 1st Jan 2019. One of the items - a Charles Chaplin film. This was drawn as I watched the film. Got to love public domain!

charwalflandscape

A character standing on a plank in a landscape. Ripple affects below and to the right. Behind circles.

circlearrowlandscape

Filling in the center area with scribbles. A fork pieces the ocean.

familylandscape

Family terms. Character in color to the left.

giantcurvelandscape

I've been enjoying making these large curve shapes. They are very satisfying.

headfloatlandscape

penlandscape

Two pens with clouds and spiky landscape surrounding.

primelandscape

Rewatching 12 monkeys. I have no idea how many times I have watched this show. It's so good.

zhbubbleideaslandscape

I hope you have had a good start to the New Year. I'm on a roll with a second post for the new year - and publish of artwork created in 2019. This is a mixture of software ideas (bubble tea order system, language learning quiz system) and the usual landscapes.

bubbletea

There isn't much in terms of ordering bubble tea through digital means so I thought I would work on a system for it. These are sketch ideas for it.

circlefigurelandscape

circlefigure landscape

crazyeyeslandscape

crazyeyes. One looking down and one looking up. I have new glasses so won't be getting as much headaches and issues seeing now.

zhquiz

language learning quiz. I've been using quite a few apps and some have great ideas, some not so good. I'd like to take some of those good ideas and build an app to help people learn new languages.

liamfuture

RedditGetsDrawn - liamfuture. I made a request to get unbanned from RedditGetsDrawn and it's been accepted. Nice.

octocarrotangry

Pepper and Carrot drawing. But this time it is just Carrot who is looking very angry.

portablepi

Portable Pi Workstation. One idea would be to package my setup and encourage others to buy the setup - skim a fee off the top.

skycirclerotate

skyciclerotate

squareheadlandscape

squareheadlandscape.

happy newyear2019

Happy New Year! It's 2019. To celebrate the new year I have moved the blog to a new server (it is still DigitalOcean). I have also upgraded the version of Nikola to v8 and fixed all the old blog wordpress posts that were still directing images to artcontrol.me rather than the local directory. I was experiencing lots of lag on the old server so hopefully this new one is better. I still would like to look at moving the site to aws s3 or google cloud in the future.

Here some art from the end of 2018:

couple

A random couple on RGD. I didn't write down their name and can't find it now. Oh well.

cresentcharacter

A character with a landscape. The character has an interesting shaped head.

girlbumout

Another work that I drew from RGD.

landscapending

A landscape

mesanthrope

A drawing of mesanthrope from RGD. I liked her circle glasses and the turn of the head.

socooooooooool

A drawing of socooooooooool from RGD. I liked how her hands are folded and the peacefulness of the scene.

squarecirclehills

A drawing of SquareCircleHills. It's a landscape.

yiyichu

A drawing of YiyiChu from RGD.

jacklogos

I've been drawing a few portraits from RedditGetsDrawn and of real life friends. There is also the usual imagination landscape and creature works.

oliveap1

Oliveap1 from RedditGetsDrawn. I choose to draw this as it was a full figure. I didn't scale it correctly so reduced the size of the image as I went. I have been working with the toolbar on the left side. It's better as it gives me easy access to other tools (no external keyboard).

jackcard

Jack. I meet him at Hackathons and he's great for UX and pitching.

spikesmiles

spikesmiles

libpaycolour

I signed up to an account on Liberapay and decided to redraw the logo that I may add to the site for a link. I don't have a side bar though, so unsure where I would put it. Perhaps a support page with links to referal kind of stuff.

blueface

blueface

squggleboob

squggleboob.

libpaylogo

line version of libpay logo.

landscape

another landscape

rocotland

rocketland

carriecollab

I went on a date and took my digital artwork pi workstation with me. At the bar I got it out and did some collaborate drawing with Carrie.

This is the results along with a few other bonus.

animesmile

An anime character I was drawing from my phone.

carrie

A portrait of Carrie that I drew.

carrieglasses

Cocktail glasses that Carrie drew well I was in the restroom. She got me to try to guess what it was. I could recognize the glasses but it took a few hints to notice it was the scene.

carriepenguintux

Carrie drew several animals - a cat then a penguin. It was very exciting when she drew the penguin as it is one of my favorite animals. A goat would of topped it off!

I mentioned Tux and she gave the penguin a tuxedio.

carriescribble

A page of scribbles created by Carrie. Warming up!

damnok

gimpsmile

gimp logo character drawn. I'm surprised I have not drawn him in the past. There are also notes on the page for the Mandarin that I have been learning. It's important that I learn new stuff!

leftcantmeme

A drawing from photo of a man holding up two signs that say: "the left" and "can't meme"

maiwaves

A cat in color with a landscape in the background. I did most of it but Carrie helped finish it off.

octolandscape

An octopus landscape.

sadfacemachine

Sadface machine drawing.

shortarmsland

A character with short arms.

spikeoverlaytwice

Drawing over a drawing multi times gives an interesting affect.

thickbuildspike

building spikes.