Work in progress

So now that I have my shiny new Mac, I can start doing stuff in photoshop again!  Yay!!

I have put a bunch of stuff up on my redbubble site already, and why no I am not too shy to send you there, why do you ask?  😉

The purpose of this post though is to show you what I have done so far on a print I am working on, inspired by the teaches of Peaches.

It is intended to be an unsettling image which I think comes across already, and I am looking forward to the challenge of doing something with a lot more shading and detail work than my normal stuff.

There isn’t really much to show off at the moment, but I am quite happy with it so I didn’t want to wait.  🙂

Published in: on October 24, 2011 at 10:45 pm  Comments (2)  
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Johnny Romeo Must Die: The Super Villain Series

Hi folks, long time no post!

I have been without access to my own computer for several months, so haven’t had a chance to update ye old blog….now that I have my pretty new iMac though, I can blather on about arty things on the internet to my heart’s content!

My friend Erin and I went to see Johnny Romeo Must Die on its opening night at NG Art Gallery in Chippendale this week.  It is a Sydney gallery that neither of us have been to before, but a really great space!  There’s a cafe area downstairs and a large room upstairs…it did get kind of crowded while we were there, but it didn’t infringe on the art space that much.

As for the exhibition itself, it was a series of very colourful dynamic renditions of popular super villains.  Any comic fans out there will recognise the Green Goblin and Riddler above, but they were far from the only villains present.  There were loads of infamous villains mainly from the worlds of DC and Marvel Comics, but also a couple of awesome Star Wars inspired pieces and even one of Chucky from the Child’s Play movies.

For a massive comic nerd like me it was awesome seeing characters that I instantly recognise in a more highbrow setting…the Darkseid, Darth Vader and Dr Doom pieces were friggin’ EPIC!  They are also great pieces without that added context though; visually really appealing with the bright colours and fun and interesting to decipher the meaning of each one with its juxtaposition of text and image.

The exhibition runs until November 5, if you’re in Sydney go check it out!



Published in: on October 19, 2011 at 8:57 pm  Comments (1)  
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TAP Gallery’s Pride Art Exhibition 2011

Hey folks!

I have today submitted three pieces for display in a group show at TAP Gallery in Darlinghurst for Pride Festival.  As I only found out about the show late last week, I’m pretty impressed that I have managed to come up with three pieces for it (using two frames I had purchased ages ago from a second-hand store as well!).

One of the pieces is actually an old one, but there was an imperfection that I haven’t been able to figure out how to fix until just now – and having fixed it, it really improves the overall piece as a whole so that’s a good thing.

Preview of my submissions to this show are below…I also saw some other photos that are going to be in the show today when I was dropping my stuff off at the gallery, and can I just say PHWOARR…pretty hot stuff!  Really looking forward to this one, I hope it gets a good turnout!  🙂

If anyone wants more info, check out TAP’s website.

The opening night is Wednesday June 22, say hi if you come!  🙂


Published in: on June 19, 2011 at 6:42 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Secret Wars!

Not the one from the comics with the Beyonder and the Battleworld and the Galactus and so on and so forth…

Secret Wars is an awesome event that runs in Sydney at the Oxford Art Factory – artists battling each other on stage in front of an audience with wicked tunes.  There is also a separate space set aside for people to tag/do their own art as they feel like it, so it’s a pretty cool night.  I have been wanting to go for a while now, but it’s always on a school night so kind of hard to find the motivation to stay out that late.  Even tonight I was only really there long enough to see less than half the finished pieces.  If I had decided to drink I probably would have had less self-control and stayed out longer, but then I wouldn’t have had such a clear memory so you know…it’s six of one, half dozen of the other really  ;P

This is the only decent photo I got unfortunately, but it gives you an idea of how talented these guys are – the dude in the singlet is Sprinkles, the other one is Kon.  I liked Kon’s work better but they are both friggin’ awesome!  Also, hot.  😉

So I intend on going next month and maybe seeing if I can swing a late start at work the next day so I can actually stay for the whole night, I encourage anyone in Sydney to do the same!  It was a really fun night and I always find it really interesting to see artists at work rather than just seeing the finished product.

For more info, check out

Published in: on June 15, 2011 at 11:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Yuki-Onna (the finished piece!)

I have made a few final adjustments to this Yuki-Onna piece I showed y’all a couple of posts back.  I’ve posted a larger image to try and show it better, there are now pale blue snowflakes in the background…I felt that it needed a little more detail but I didn’t want it to be too detailed, so this seemed like a good compromise.  It also fits with the snow setting.


Fortunately I have already sold this piece without really even having to try!  Yay!  Heading off to deliver it in an hour or so!  🙂

Published in: on June 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm  Comments (2)  

Sexy boys! (a little bit NSFW)

So I did some pieces which were going to be submitted to a publication in Queensland…unfortunately due to not having a computer I couldn’t really work them in Photoshop to the extent that they needed to be for publication before deadline.

I do like the images though and I generally don’t do anything that is overtly homoerotic so it’s all a bit new and exciting…I am gonna try and figure out something else to do with them.

OBLIGATORY WARNING: There is nothing SUPER obscene about these, but they are on the NSFW side so just be aware before you look…






As usual, thoughts and feedback most welcome!   🙂

Published in: on June 8, 2011 at 11:25 pm  Leave a Comment  
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This is Yuki-onna, a spirit from Japanese folklore.  Ask wikipedia for more detailed info, that’s what I did.   ;^P

I got this frame from a second-hand store and designed her to fit the frame.  I like the use of negative space to imply detail – she is meant to have a white kimono and inhumanly pale skin which blends into the snow around her so I didn’t want to actually define any texture or features outside of her hair, her face and the folds in her kimono.

Having said that I think maybe she needs a little more work though….I think maybe it is too white?  I am thinking of adding a few extra strands of hair and maybe a couple more folds in the kimono, what do y’all think?

Published in: on June 6, 2011 at 10:16 pm  Comments (4)  
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The Princess of Power and the Master of the Universe!

The Princess of Power and the Master of the Universe!

A sneak preview of a couple of pieces I have done for the Artboy vs Fanboy Comics Exhibition running from June 10-13.

The Masters of the Universe had my favourite fictional universe when I was a kid…I had nearly all of the He-Man figures, and even though I never actually bought any of the She-Ra ones (cause I ain’t a gurl don’tcha know) I loved her cartoon just as much.

Unfortunately time hasn’t really been kind to these old cartoons, but I will always have fond memories of them anyway.

For more on the exhibition, check out (much thanks to Tamzyn for help with the delivery and framing!)


Published in: on May 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm  Comments (2)  

So I probably oughtta start using this thing…

Today I took a bunch of small pieces down to a local gallery/boutique for (hopeful) sale. This is the first time I have actually had my own stuff on sale somewhere, so I am pretty excited about the whole situation!

I also have a couple of commissions waiting in the wings and am working on a He-Man/She-Ra pair of drawings for an exhibition in Melbourne next month. I will post those ones once they’re framed!

Art life is going well at the moment!

Published in: on May 8, 2011 at 8:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

Breaking my wordpress hymen

I know I don’t have any followers yet, but I figure I should fill this out anyway, so that when people do start becoming interested in my blather and nonsense they can look back and see how it all started.

My name is Raz, I had a blog on livejournal for about a thousand years, but I feel like I am kind of in a different headspace now than when I started there.  Yay for new starts I guess!

The idea is I will be using this space to blog about my art, other people’s art, stuff like that…having said that it’s kind of a work in progress so I guess we’ll see what happens!

Thanks for paying attention!  🙂

Published in: on April 26, 2011 at 5:24 am  Leave a Comment