Thursday, July 28, 2011

threadless entry

So the last illustration I did for the spoilt series titled batdog got a lot of good attention on facebook with friends encouraging me to enter it into becoming a tee on So I did! You can see my design when you go to this link:,flick.gardner

Please vote for me, and vote high! Give me some 5's! The $2000 spending could go so far in helping me self promote my work. And it would be so cool to have my illustration on a shirt

Thursday, July 21, 2011

hello world,
So I have a new addition to the spoilt series... Batdog! A friend of mine recently brought a bulldog puppy and i am obsessed with how adorable her droopy face is. In my search for funny ways people spoil their pets I have found so many hilarious pictures of pets dressed up as movie characters, so thats where the batman influence comes from. I hope you all like it. There are more to come from this series. I have a few more ideas bubbling in my head :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

monster pencil

A few weeks back i had a bad case of too many thoughts and too little sleep. I wrote a story about a monster at around 3am and couldn't stop thinking about how I would illustrate it. This image was the first to come to me and I am pretty happy with the first sketch. I am in no way a writer, i just wanted to jot down some words to give my illustrations some background. I can see how i would like this to work in colour and I hope I can recreate whats in my head because it's such a fun image. Hopefully this will be a piece to ad to the new portfolio I hope to have by the end of the year

Sunday, July 10, 2011

the giant wombat

I drew a rough sketch of this image 3/4 years ago and today I finally committed myself to redraw it in pastel. It was great to play with pastels again, even though I made my desk and hands all dirty