Ham sketchbook

Here are some more drawings that I have done recently. December has been a productive month of drawing for me. The sketchbook is getting close to full. Hopefully I am given a new sketchbook for xmas.
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Auckland Pencil Drawings

It’s been sometime since I’ve uploaded some artwork. I’ve mostly been drawing, street scenes and such.


Albert Park fountain. 2H pencil


Queen Street


Top page of that Queen Street drawing


This is Hamilton. I’ll include it here anyway. Bus stop in Hamilton East. Chilled here well waiting for my brother to wake


Imagination. It’s great to just doodle sometimes


Queen Street. Sitting on a seat, drawing the corner. Attempted to add some figures. Rubbish


Character was referenced from a magazine. Background was imaganation


2H Pencil Works



The following images were drawn recently in an a5 sketchbook. Paper quality is high. Slightly textured. Page is easily marked. 2H pencil was used. This is preferred over HB for line. HB handles shading well.

Reference is RedditGetsDrawn/listener magazine/ imagination.



Wellington Rail Remake

This is Wellington Railway Station Digital Painting, I’ve been producing plenty of RedditGetsDrawn works lately, these have been a character focused but have included basic environments  I don’t like the idea of just painting a portrait or character, it has to be within an environment  I decided to go back to an older pencil drawing that I’ve worked from previously and produce a digital painting of it. ca-rail-REMAKE-refThis is the pencil reference I used. This was drawn during a trip to Wellington in 2012, The scene is out front of the railway station in central Wellington.  It’s one of my favorite drawings. Like previous works I’ve done like this I opened this up in GIMP and created a new layer for the line ca-rail-REMAKE-lineLine. I traced over the reference. Used my laptop computer for this – usually I use my desktop. The settings are a different for the paint dynamics and I’m not getting the best thick to thin. It’s something that I need to fiddle with.ca-rail-REMAKE-tone

And tone. Harsh dark for the figures in the work, and a mixture of mid to lights for other areas. I just guess the tone and made it up as I went. I started a color layer for this – only did a little before I got distracted with something else. I’ll likely just keep this a black and white tone work. I want to produce more of these environment works – maybe look though more of my older drawings and develop works from them.


Sketchbook Travels

I’m currently in Auckland. I got a new camera for xmas so able to take plenty of photos. So far I’ve taken over 1500.

When away on holiday like this I don’t spend much time on the computer but here are drawings that I have done recently:

View of the hills from my Mothers home in Poringa. I didn’t get much drawing done over xmas, instead I spent the majority of the time on the computer working with pygame. Over the past few day’s I have been taking plently of photos of enviorments that I plan to use in my artwork somehow. So the drawing has been low. 

The other side of the page. Very minimal lines in this. I’m not sure if I will do much with it. It’s quite boring. DSC_0018

Another view from Mums home. This was a closer view. To the right is a concrete mixer, very top the sky, and below vegetation. DSC_0019

I’m happier with this one. Far more structure to the piece. The concrete mixer was fun to draw. It was similar to drawing cars, but a different shape. To the right of the mixer, a concrete wall in progress. Bottom is grass. I used a straight line vertical stroke to show this. I only drew part of the grass so repeating mindless tasks like this calls for a for loop. Here’s dreaming.

Another drawing of Poringa. I started with drawing part of the neighbors house and drew vegetation  fences and the hill behind it. A fence ran all the way across the top of the fence.
DSC_0021Right side of the previous drawing. Not as much happening here, I guess I lost interest and  went inside to the computer. The very left is a power pole, followed by vegetation  At the top the fence continues along The hill twists and turns.

DSC_0861This was a drawing I did in Hamilton. I spent the day there before traveling to Auckland. Nothing much happening here. Lets move on. DSC_0863Another Hamilton drawing. Again, very minimal. I wasn’t really in the mood for drawing so closed the book and walked.

DSC_0864DSC_0867This was drawn in Hamilton at the base. My Mother, Sister went shopping and I was free for several hours to draw and look around the shops. It was a beautiful day in Hamilton and I enjoyed drawing the store fronts. This is a drawing of a clothing shop well drinking a glass of water and eating a scone.

This will do for now

Sketchbook auckland

Here are drawings from a protest in Waihi and Aucland.

I love my new landscape sketchbook – the pages are long! These drawings are all in my A4 visual diary.







Sketch of Janelle protesting across the street. I held my sign with my legs and just sketched, multitasking. I did several drawings of Janell in my sketchbook – and in return she drew a portrait of herself for me. 20120818-112350.jpg

A merge of the ‘Fuck the system’ badge attached to Janelles jeans and the massive hole at Waihi – Mining! The view was incredible – shame I didn’t have my normal pencils – only this yellow. The line is much heavier than pencil.

Portrait that Janelle drew in my book during the car drive up to Auckland. I always like it when someone gives me a piece of their own creative lives. 20120818-112359.jpg


Henderson drawing. This was at the train station – observing an intersection below. Aucklands been fun to explore with my sketchbook.
The drive up north with Gary. I tried to fill in perspective – by using both the view outside the car and the interal of the car. Roads were a large focus of this – attempting to capture the scale and rotation. Candles. Where I stayed with Gary. This is the view from the kitchen table- Again working with perspective – candles in foreground and shelf in background.
Where me and Gary stopped for the break on the trip. It was a beautiful view so I did a quick sketch. I included someones van for added scale.