Monday, July 27, 2009


This is an early sketch concept for a piece i'm thinking of taking further. Sketched up in photoshop.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Something to end the weekend on

This is just a really quick sketch i did up at the end of the weekend just before bed. Hadn't done any drawing all weekend so i wanted to at least finish with something

Friday, July 24, 2009

More Inspiration...

I was pretty chuffed the other day when a kid sent in a fan letter for pawphans and some of their own drawings. I was even more chuffed when just a week or so later when another one came in from a different kid.
Seeing this stuff from talented kids is so inspiring.
What makes it so special is also that of all the brands i have worked on here at work, Pawphans is probably the closest to my heart. It contributes to a great cause and its all about dogs.
As with the previous kid i also did a bit of a skecth to go out with the company response. I'd love to put the kids stuff up here but i'm not sure if i can so for the meantime we'll have to settle for my humble efforts.

Why we do what we do...

From a post a few weeks ago on my puppies at play blog:

Its been a while since my last post.
Unfortunately have been bogged down with work commitments and other projects and haven't had the chance to draw any of my favourite puppy pictures.
I was inspired tho the other nite after a day at work. That day my company had received a bit of fan mail for the pawphans i design where a young twelve year old kid had sent a letter saying how much they loved the product and they enclosed some drawings of their own. They were fantastic and i had to say were the highlight of my week - if not even more so.
After a partucularly frustrating week this reminded me why so many of us do what we do - the warm feeling you get when you get to see the joy that a young kid gets from your product.
It put a lot of things in perspective for me and really made my week extra special.
That nite i actually went home and sketched up this pic for our customer service department to send back to the kid. I guess it was a bit of a thankyou for reinspiring me.
I'm hoping that i can one day show the kids drawings on this blog (will have to seek permission first tho).
Hopefully my next post won't be so long a wait next time...