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Cape Town Open Book Festival 2014

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EXCITED! I am going to my first convention ever guys! Catch me at Cape Town's Open Book festival in 3 weeks time. I'll be there selling limited edition prints and other goodies PLUS launching never before seen artwork which I have been working hard on behind the scenes.

Watch this space as I'll be throwing out more updates in the next couple weeks.:)

1000 Drawings Cape Town

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My sis Jodie and I spotted one of my doodles! 


Drawings, drawings everywhere!

Draw anything with anything on anything. 1000 drawings is an empowerment project that culminates in a one-night-only, massive inner-city art sale to raise funds for a deserving cause. Daz and I participated in a few doodle Sessions and it was so amazing to finally see this huge event come together at last. 

It's so interesting to see what people draw when given the chance haha, everyone could participate from a famous artist to a small child. It was a real visual feast.

Managed to spot a few of me and Daz's doodles too before they were snatched up! :) The way it worked was at the door you were given an envelope with two stickers ( both had the same number on them ) you would then walk around browsing till you found something you liked- BUT you could only tag the one you wanted with a sticker at 7pm. So there were alot of people hovering over drawings but no cat fights... as far as I saw anyways haha. Then at 8:30 you could collect your drawing and put it in an envelope. You also had the option of buying more if you wanted.

It was really enjoyable and I dont doubt alot of money was raised well done Shani and team ! :)

For more photos please visit my facebook album:

Click here for 1000 Drawings Facebook album



Colored Paper

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Artists what do you do to get out of a rut? 

- I was in one recently, staring at a blank page is no fun. What usually works to snap me out of it is a visit to my local art store. I try to buy paper or medium that I either havnt used before or havnt touched in a while. This time I bought a bunch of colored paper and pastel pencils. Changing things up can really work to get creative juices flowing 

Horse Riders

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Working on a fun character design job at the moment. Hopefully will be able to post some of the art at a later date. Right now though a couple horse riding characters for you! Thoroughly enjoyed designing these being an ex competitive horse rider myself.

Road Trip

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Yeay it's Friday. Hope everyone has a great weekend!  Todays illo is themed 'Road Trip' . I have fond memories of the road trips my family used to do in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's landscape is not quite as insane as above but you do bump into Elephants every now and then!

Free Comic Book Day 2014 - Cape Town

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Free Comic Book Day is an annual worldwide festive event where some 2000 shops all over the world participate to give away more than 2 million comics to fans for free in order to promote the comics medium as a form of art, literature, education and entertainment. 

This was my first time at the FCBD in Cape Town. Was so impressed by the scale of it! I also met alot of amazing artists, not to mention really learn about the South African comic book Industry! Check it out next year!

Head over to my fb page to check out the rest of the gallery:

http://tinyurl.com/kd4gyyb