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24th November 2004, 10:48 AM
Aren't these fangled macs only good for graphic design and photoshop? That's what Billy-Bob and aunt May from down south keep tellin' me. :blink:

If you've got artwork, link it - or post it. We'd like to see it. :)

I've attached something i did during 1st year uni while i should have been doing homework. I know people here can do better than that!

24th November 2004, 11:29 AM
All the graphic design we do at Uni doesn't translate well to a forum - 40 page print works, menu designs, logos...

I think I'll just watch what other people put up :)

24th November 2004, 11:38 AM
thats pretty cool disko

24th November 2004, 11:41 AM
Ok, I just do some pretty basic stuff.

Heres a logo and an affiliate link I did for a mate's forums -


And some basic sig work for the people on iPodlounge and a few from iOnMac

24th November 2004, 12:21 PM
What I'm currently working on for my folio:
A picture of Andrea Corr, Done completely in vectors and layer styles. Except the hair, because it's unfinished :D

But still. Very proud of this one B)

24th November 2004, 12:45 PM
When I get home I'll chuck some stuff online and edit it into this post.

24th November 2004, 01:35 PM
here's part of a fun project I did at uni (circa 1999)


*edit: the most recent thing I've done here at work is a 64 page Mobility brochure for a multi-national computer manufacturer (sadly not Apple). Not sure I can post anything before it's released though :unsure:

25th November 2004, 09:32 AM
Just out of curiousity are there any courses to teach graphics design?

25th November 2004, 09:46 AM
Originally posted by ford.boy@Nov 24 2004, 12:21 PM
A picture of Andrea Corr
Phwoar, and it's clean too :D

Nice job, so you did it all yourself?


25th November 2004, 10:32 AM
Originally posted by bYrd@Nov 25 2004, 09:46 AM
Phwoar, and it's clean too :D

Nice job, so you did it all yourself?

I'm using a refece photo I scanned from a magazine. But it's black and white so all the colours and everything are from looking at other photos and stuff like that.

I got more at http://forboy.deviantart.com

25th November 2004, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by tranp@Nov 25 2004, 09:32 AM
Just out of curiousity are there any courses to teach graphics design?

Put simply, yes.

Almost every major University has a Graphic Design course, as does almost every TAFE and many Technical Colleges.

…so yes. There are bazillions of courses in Graphic Design.

25th November 2004, 02:08 PM
Here's the finished version. Now to work on a new peice :blink:

25th November 2004, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by kit@Nov 25 2004, 11:20 AM

Put simply, yes.

Almost every major University has a Graphic Design course, as does almost every TAFE and many Technical Colleges.

…so yes. There are bazillions of courses in Graphic Design.
Unfortunately, most TAFE's (in NSW anyway) don't offer graphic design.

They restructured the course last year amoungst other big changes, then they changed the name of the course to something rediculous.

Now there are very few colleges in Sydney that offer it, and the ones that do, the numbers are so low, that they are considering merging it with Web or Multimedia courses.

This is all crappy. Especially to me, as I had an offer to teach graphic design at the TAFE I attended for 2 years - doing a completely non-related subject. But the offer is gone, because of the above reasons.

It seems that the only way will be to go to a private College and pay stupid amounts of money. But the course is done in half the time it takes at TAFE. I am not sure how these courses operate, or if they are any good either.

Then there's the job hunt. There are people out there with extremely great talents, that get nowhere with regards to the graphic design industry.

Dana, a forum member and active IRCer on our channel has awsome talents, but no job. I'm a total n00b at it, but I can't even find a place that will take me for a week without pay to get a taste of the life.

Places that offer you garanteed work afterwards are a load of bull. Such places have an agreement with job places, or better (or worse) still, own a company that operates in such a way. They send you there, for an interview. If you are one of the good performers.

Then you find you are successful. You have a job for 3 months. on trial.

Times up, they let you go because you don't have that certain flair they are looking for.

Then you are back where you started, with an education, but no (3-5 years) experience that most ads ask for.

Not trying to make you feel bad. This is all from what I have seen and heard.


25th November 2004, 04:35 PM
My Uni offers it, and it's a reasonably good course; a little simplistic in first-year seeing as I was pretty fluent with the Adobe Suite and Quark, but they teach us design principles, which are useful.

The TAFE near me still has Graphic Design, I know three people in it, and it was one of the most difficult courses to get into last year.

Billy Blue School of the Graphic Arts, and that Computer Arts academy that they advertise in Graphic Design magazines and on TV are both very well known examples of design colleges, and there are many more.

Add to that John Howard's promise of more technical colleges, and the courses will only be EASIER to find; not harder.

26th November 2004, 08:27 AM
The uni of Canberra still has a dedicated 4 year Graphic Design degree. Info here. (http://www.canberra.edu.au/courses2005/courses/graphic-design.html)

26th November 2004, 01:52 PM
I'm uploading these in order of creation. The first three are from very early on in the year.

26th November 2004, 02:03 PM
Number two...

26th November 2004, 02:07 PM

26th November 2004, 02:11 PM
...and number four. Been working on this in my spare time the past month or so.

26th November 2004, 02:19 PM
hmmm some really nice abstract stuff there, Pyro! Do you have any at 1024x768, or even bettter 1280x854 resolution that I could use as a wallpaper?

The firey colours are very nice... :)

EDIT: and fitting for someone with "PYRO" in their name...

26th November 2004, 02:37 PM
i've got lots of stuff. this one, which i did 2 nights ago, was a 30 min experiment in photoshop overkill.


As for pipsqeeks reality check on entering the industry.. it is somewhat true - not for me though.
I just graduated design at Uni a few weeks ago. I was lucky enough to get (win?) a three month internship with a great local studio, who have subsequently decided to put me on full time. Directors are looking for someone who knows what they're doing and why. Of real importance is an understanding and application of the science of design. There are specific rules and theories which you'll only gain by doing research or attending design events (there are a few big ones each year). Additional writing skills are also a plus.

There are a lot of people out there calling themselves designers, when they're quite simply not. If you're serious about design, fire up google and research the theories behind design, typography, colour theory etc. Go to agda.com.au, click winners, and look at other studio's sites and porfolios. Design is a serious professional career requiring a professional attitude and application of knowledge - design courses are a good start, but the rest is up to you!

26th November 2004, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by Ozi@Nov 26 2004, 02:19 PM
hmmm some really nice abstract stuff there, Pyro! Do you have any at 1024x768, or even bettter 1280x854 resolution that I could use as a wallpaper?

The firey colours are very nice... :)

EDIT: and fitting for someone with "PYRO" in their name...
Yeah yeah, I can send 'em though via email for you if you want. Just let me know the resolutions you want for each and I'll zip the lot and fire an email your way.

26th November 2004, 03:15 PM
This is looking great. I like everything i've seen so far. :)

27th November 2004, 01:11 PM
I did these in 1992 - my first play with a touch sensitive graphics tablet and (what was then Fractal Design) Painter

27th November 2004, 01:25 PM
Photography is Karen and my hobby so i'll post a photo. Not sure if it's classified as art though.

28th November 2004, 12:53 PM
Art can be anything you made with your imagination, hands and tools.

That's the way I look at it.


28th November 2004, 07:00 PM
This was one of two T-shirt designs I made for Apple's eWorld service.

It was made on a IIsi in Adobe Illustrator. As you can imagine it took quite a while to do on such a slow system. Screen redraws were so slow that I had to work in outline mode and only jump into preview when I went to make a cup of tea as it took that long to render.

A limited number of T-shirts were made and distributed to key members of the eWorld team around the world.

28th November 2004, 09:17 PM
I spose this is art...

28th November 2004, 10:07 PM
Originally posted by PyroVesten@Nov 26 2004, 01:52 PM
I'm uploading these in order of creation. The first three are from very early on in the year.
What sort of method did you use to make those?
Water-colours on thick board, or oil on a canvas? Or is it all digital?

28th November 2004, 11:36 PM
Two flyers made for Blah Blah Cafe, on Oxford St in Sydney in 1995, created using illustrator and photoshop.

28th November 2004, 11:46 PM
A 1997 housewarming party invitation featuring myself as Dana Scully, and the two other housemates as Fox Mulder and an unknown alien.

29th November 2004, 12:17 AM
1994 logo designs for "Klub On Crown (KOC)" - Crown Street, Darlinghurst NSW.

Those of you who remember Illustrator that far back will recall that it didn't have the nice easy blend tool we have these days, so the metallic tiles were each made up of lots of individual lines to create the metallic look.

29th November 2004, 12:24 AM
This is a little one I did for one of my old webpages. Illo+PS

29th November 2004, 12:28 AM
Another I did years ago for a talker named Forest.

29th November 2004, 12:29 AM
A friend's cat, done in corel painter.

29th November 2004, 12:33 AM
And a cute lil chinchilla for a friend again.

29th November 2004, 01:29 AM
thats adorable, dana! :lol:

ah I love it!

29th November 2004, 05:11 PM
Cover page of Apple Australia's 'Trainer' Magazine issue 4 circa 1996/97. This magazine was sent free to people registered as Trainers with Apple.

Prior to issue 4 the magazine was photocopied - not very professional. I took over the design with issue 4 and got Apple to agree to a heavier semi-gloss stock and to have the magazine printed so it's A3 folded.

It was created in Photoshop, Illustrator & QuarkXpress.

29th November 2004, 05:19 PM
Two in a series of 'Brad and Janet' ads created for Allaw circa 1992/1993. These appeared in magazines such as MacWorld and MacNews.

Created in Illustrator, Photoshop & QuarkXpress

29th November 2004, 05:25 PM
Vouchers created in Illustrator for a UniMagic reseller campaign circa 1995/1996.

7th April 2005, 01:21 PM
Edit: New pics added in most recent reply, old pics also included.

7th April 2005, 03:14 PM
Love them all. Not a big fan of the second to last one. Looks a bit unfinished, and is that meant to be a octopus?

Just curious :P


7th April 2005, 04:24 PM
Nice one PyroVesten :) I actually like the second to last best - nice use of space. I like the colour combination from 3 but the composition from 4. All very nice though :)

7th April 2005, 04:37 PM
Second one is my fave.

They're all most impressive. You have talent.

7th April 2005, 05:07 PM
wow very impressed just a question are they all done from scratch? i.e white screen?

7th April 2005, 05:29 PM
Hope this is useful... I will answer each image with my initial response as a viewer then as a teacher of design theory (not saying I'm a good teacher either).
Art = has many possible and very broad definitions
Design = does it meet the purpose? Have the basic principles been met?

1. sort of interesting with colours and effects but somehow not cohesive so I ask myself - what is the purpose here and nothing really comes to mind.

2. colours are more appealing to my mood today, also they provide more contrast which defines areas of balance, this gives the image more of a sense of structure and meaning than the first one.

3. love the colours and dynamic perspective. Contrast, texture, perspective, balance - there's a lot of good structural stuff here that brings me into the picture.

4. this one has similar appeal (but I'm resonating more with yellow today). In comparing 3 and 4 you need to consider whether you want that grounding darker section of the image to be at the bottom or toward the upper left. Which perspective delivers the message/feeling for you?

5. I find these elements pretty interesting but I want to pull the section on the right toward the left and up just a tiny bit. Somehow it sits just a little uncomfortably so I wonder "does the artist want to provoke - if so what? Is this part of a story of images?"

6. As a square avatar it didn't grab me - ah but now I'm thinking - there is a purpose!! Actually it's an effective piece of rendering.

Overall - I like your stuff a lot, it's rich and textured. It appeals to my tastebuds.

7th April 2005, 05:39 PM
Hey i hope u don't mind i downloaded them and i'm going to use them as a desktop pic!

7th April 2005, 07:33 PM
Love them all. Not a big fan of the second to last one. Looks a bit unfinished, and is that meant to be a octopus?

It's not really meant to be anything but it did turn out looking a little like on. Someone else who has seen it should it was a chick.. I was just messing with type on a path in Illustrator for the most part...and that was the end result. I'm still considering these as works in progress with the possibility of tweaking..but to be honest I probably won't bother :P

wow very impressed just a question are they all done from scratch? i.e white screen?

None of them were from scratch other than 5, the only bit of that which wasn't are the colours which came from something I'd created on paper and manipulated later in Photoshop. My digital camera and scanner are my best friends. I take photos specifically for use in these kinds of works (as opposed to being taken for the purpose of being viewed as just a photo) and also do stuff on paper also specifically for use in this stuff.

konnie said a lot

Thanks very much for the feedback. I can definitely hear what you're saying about those from a design aspect. As I mentioned there really wasn't a goal with any of these other than 6 (and yeah, it was never intended to be an avatar originally). I'm just trying to create some varied work that tests my skills and help me to learn more as I go.

Hey i hope u don't mind i downloaded them and i'm going to use them as a desktop pic!

No problems. The last time I posted some stuff (basically me first 4 attempts at digital art) the same thing happened. I'm glad you like them enough to spice up your screen with 'em.

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I really appreciate it. Keep it coming (especially anything negative you have to say).

11th April 2005, 12:19 PM
Pyro, what do you use to create those images? They're GREAT!

Here's some of mine:
(Click for detail)
http://www.elephant.net.au/dv/media/KingSwim-Reuben.jpg (http://www.elephant.net.au/dv/media/KingSwim-ReubenZ.jpg)
http://www.elephant.net.au/dv/media/KingSwim-Roscoe.jpg (http://www.elephant.net.au/dv/media/KingSwim-RoscoeZ.jpg)
http://www.elephant.net.au/dv/media/KingSwim-Annabelle.jpg (http://www.elephant.net.au/dv/media/KingSwim-AnnabelleZ.jpg)
http://www.elephant.net.au/dv/media/Yalumba-Octavius.jpg (http://www.elephant.net.au/dv/media/Yalumba-OctaviusZ.jpg)

11th April 2005, 01:09 PM

The fish and human hybrid.

I am 100% sure I saw them featured on a TV show a year or so back and using macs in the postproduction.

If I remember you had a horrible time trying to get the fish shot before they went off

What was the show?

11th April 2005, 01:34 PM
Wow. I'm totally shocked that a> someone was watching, and b> you remember! :o

It was a program called 'The Shot' on ABC, aired in Jan 2004.

The mac I was using wasn't actually the one used to retouch the images, in fact, we hadn't even finished when the show was filmed. Everything was filmed at the photographers studio, and the mac was a Dual 2ghz G5 with a 23" and 17" display. Drool. Some of the actual retouching was done on my 12" PB.

It was funny because every time we actually discussed the images for real, the producer would say "that was great, can you say that again and we'll get it from this angle". It was weird to repeat a serious conversation about work 4 times.

And yeah... it was a very hot day. The ice trays we had were no match for 30+ degree heat. It smelt lovely.

11th April 2005, 02:57 PM
Originally posted by arty@Nov 28 2004, 11:36 PM
Two flyers made for Blah Blah Cafe, on Oxford St in Sydney in 1995, created using illustrator and photoshop.
Just read them.

LOL!!!!!!!!! Very funny.

11th April 2005, 03:05 PM
Marc: do you have a 1280x854 sized image of that ford one that I could please use as a desktop image. :)

I love it! (I am a huge FPV fan.)

11th April 2005, 03:46 PM
No probs.

I'll PM you with an FPV care package when I get a chance.

12th April 2005, 11:31 PM
Originally posted by marc@Apr 11 2005, 12:19 PM
Pyro, what do you use to create those images? They're GREAT!
To keep it simple:

Photoshop (80-100% of work is done in in)
Illustrator (0-20%)
+ Digital Camera (taking shots specifically for use in my works)
+ Pen, Paper, Watercolour pencils
+ Scanner
+ Occasional stock images

13th April 2005, 08:53 AM
So no use of painter?

Interesting. :D

13th April 2005, 09:11 AM
Originally posted by marc@Apr 11 2005, 01:34 PM
Wow. I'm totally shocked that a> someone was watching, and b> you remember! :o

It was a program called 'The Shot' on ABC, aired in Jan 2004.

What can I saw :)

I have this knack of remembering the weirdess things in life

Great work. Wish I could be as creative

14th April 2005, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by marc@Apr 13 2005, 08:53 AM
So no use of painter?

Interesting. :D
Nup. I'm considering picking a copy of painter up if it's available at an educational price but my first priority is Creative Suite 2 (Premium) which I've decided is worth grabbing for whatever it's going for at acedemic prices.. $600-ish.

10th May 2005, 05:52 PM
Well, this thread is already beyond 56k friendly, so i'll show my latest bit of artwork. :)


10th May 2005, 06:14 PM
Cool :D

12th May 2005, 12:03 PM


Hi all,

Here's a couple personal projects...made in Lightwave.


12th May 2005, 01:28 PM

What shader/renderer are you using?

13th May 2005, 10:55 AM
Just Lightwave's built in render engine. The first one used the Super Cel Shader and Yosemite Sam was a normal plain render.

Here's a few more....just basic stuff:




13th May 2005, 11:03 AM
The first one used the Super Cel Shader
Ah, that's what I was after. :)

That's VERY cool.

14th May 2005, 11:16 AM

That was fun to do, it kinda developed as I was making it.

I also made an axe and sword to go with that shield... :)


14th May 2005, 12:19 PM
Sorry for so many questions, but how do you easily make organic 3D objects like these? I've played around with the various modeling techniques, but I haven't got into it enough to get things looking like that!

15th May 2005, 04:36 PM
Lots of trial and error, smooth shift this, spinquad that...that kinda thing.

I'm reading part 1 of the "Cartoon Character Creation" and I must say it's makes things very easy. It's a great way to model characters and I just wish it was out when I was making those early models...would have save a lot of time.

And the writer is a fellow Aussie :P


15th May 2005, 04:48 PM
Here's something I did a while ago, the original photo could've been better, but you the idea. And I'm sure we've all thought it. It's the little things that make it fun, check the red m&m :P

15th May 2005, 05:04 PM
Well this isnt very great, and neither am i at this sorta thing, but here you go. I made it using bryce on a pc. can you get bryce on a mac (i hope so, next year im getting one :D :rolleyes: )

My deviant art website is linked in my sig. Visit it

17th May 2005, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by fallerg@May 15 2005, 05:04 PM
Well this isnt very great, and neither am i at this sorta thing, but here you go. I made it using bryce on a pc. can you get bryce on a mac (i hope so, next year im getting one :D :rolleyes: )

My deviant art website is linked in my sig. Visit it
Yes you can, Bryce started life on the Mac :D

If you have Bryce 4 or 5, look for my name on the content cd's and you'll see my Melbourne fly-by animation.


20th May 2005, 03:18 PM
Someone posted a link relating to Firefox. I found an icon for Firefox that I really liked.

Thanks to Disko.

So I got the pic, edited it and made an icon out of it.

20th May 2005, 04:12 PM
I've also done other designs of my own.

20th May 2005, 05:39 PM
Might as well put in a plug for my deviantArt profile, eh?

geektechnu's deviantArt profile (http://geektechnu.deviantart.com/)

A few wallpapers, skins, and photos at the moment.

24th May 2005, 05:45 AM
These were made in the last couple of weeks... more pointless, senseless, meaningless, spontaneous crap, continuing the trend of creating variations on a similar theme..or something like that :D



19th June 2005, 11:06 AM
:o Oh come on people be artistic make more art!

19th June 2005, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by sherlockmaster@Jun 19 2005, 11:36 AM
:o Oh come on people be artistic make more art!
I'll add my blog to this list as well. Beacuse I consider CSS a form of art.


20th June 2005, 03:04 AM
I am not professional, I apologise for my work.

My latest Desktop in Action (part 5) (http://mac.sillydog.org/qt/mov/streaming.php).
http://ant.sillydog.org/blog/pic/qt_desktop_part5.jpg (http://mac.sillydog.org/qt/mov/streaming.php)
(click the QuickTime player (http://mac.sillydog.org/qt/mov/streaming.php) above to watch the movie.)

Featuring visual effects, sound effects, and QuickTime streaming technology plus auto selecting the right movie for your internet speed. I even made a 56kbps modem version. The movie is served from Darwin Streaming Server.

You will need QuickTime player to watch it, and make sure you set the right internet speed in your QuickTime Preference. (Remember to turn on your speakers.)


30th June 2005, 02:58 AM
A steaming and embedded Real Media version and a Windows Media version are both available.

Real Media version (http://mac.sillydog.org/qt/mov/streaming_real.php) (Real Player)

Windows Media version (http://mac.sillydog.org/qt/mov/streaming_real.php) (Windows Media Player)

and of course, the original QuickTime version (http://mac.sillydog.org/qt/mov/streaming.php) works the best.

30th June 2005, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by geektechnu@Jun 19 2005, 12:54 PM
I'll add my blog to this list as well. Beacuse I consider CSS a form of art.
Great looking site. It definitely deserves some recognition!

29th July 2005, 11:24 AM
Another media page I made,

click here to watch (http://sillydog.org/narchive/s/celebrate2005.php)

(One of the QuickTime Player, RealPlayer, or Windows Media Player is required.)

7th August 2005, 11:16 AM
I've just re-launched my portfolio website, and in the process moved the images I had linked to on the first page, so I figured I'd add the lot in order from oldest (first) to newest (last).






















Comments welcome. Just FYI, #14 was a t-shirt design for newcastle band Inane Eminence. #16 and #17 were homework.

Psst! ...just between you and me, I think somebody really likes his textures.

7th August 2005, 11:54 AM
Great work Pyro - originality, depth, emotive - great all round!


9th August 2005, 05:12 AM
Cheers danno. Much appreciated. :thumbup:

9th August 2005, 08:31 AM
dam pyro. your shit is out cold, nutts-o fucks-o (really amazing). i sketch every now and then and some of my stuff turns out pretty good (for my standards) but I never get around to scanning it.

10th August 2005, 02:01 AM
Originally posted by Hobart@Aug 9 2005, 08:31 AM
dam pyro. your shit is out cold, nutts-o fucks-o (really amazing). i sketch every now and then and some of my stuff turns out pretty good (for my standards) but I never get around to scanning it.
Well get around to scanning them! :D Once I'm happy with my digital skills I'm going to pursue the creation of similar pieces on physical media which will be quite a challenge for me.

10th August 2005, 02:08 AM
not very dialup friendly page here, but some excellent artwork Pyro, great job!

28th August 2005, 01:36 PM


10th September 2005, 04:31 PM
Random... :thumbup:


19th September 2005, 02:26 PM
Love this thread

I am a photographer, usually a purist and use film, however for commercial reasons i had to get a digi system. Have attached one of my fave pictures, shot on my clunky old mamiya of my recent trip to Hong Kong. have also put in a picture of my pretty puter, I did the desktop picture but I am no graphic designer.

enjoy and thanks for sharing people


2nd December 2005, 07:16 PM
Well, I've been working on some signature images as well as some avatars and icons. here they all are so far. (btw:i've only just started so i'm still a noob)


an iEmulator icon:

a Secret Service icon:

an avatar:

a signature pic (for other forums...:P)

and some more apple stuff:

what do you think?

2nd December 2005, 08:25 PM
I recently finished my Graphic Arts course (woohoo) heres some residue left from 1st semester CPI (thats Commercial Product Illustration), it never got finished (the letters are hand done not typed and tweaked)

5th January 2006, 08:16 PM
Wow, I love your work Pyro. :thumbup:

9th January 2006, 07:58 AM
I did these in my spare moments over the last week.....(sorry, they weren't created on a mac because Corel isn't mac compatible)....

These are based on my daughter's stuffed rabbit......






9th January 2006, 08:24 AM
ROFL! Fantastic!! Just goes to show you can draw inspiration from anywhere!

Georgina EG
9th January 2006, 08:40 AM
A fascinating thread, I'm impressed with the quality and diversity, but can anyone tell me why some of the older images failed to appear, and ended up as question marks? I have an iMac G4 10.4.3.

9th January 2006, 08:47 AM
Hi Georgina EG,

Some of the images wouldn't be showing up because the links are out of date, maybe the user has deleted them to make space for other items.

Anything uploaded to the appletalk server wouldn't have been deleted - its only items which have been uploaded to personal web spaces and photo hosting sites like flickr


Georgina EG
9th January 2006, 10:15 AM
Thanks Neil, good to have a quick reply.

19th January 2006, 12:05 PM
This is just something I whipped up last night. I took the photo a few weeks ago when we went to Double Island Point, north of Noosa, for the day.


23rd January 2006, 07:17 PM
Heres some of my work for my clothing lable



I coulnt upload them all but you can see more at Vague Clothing Website (http://www.vagueclothing.com)

3rd February 2006, 06:51 PM
The following are portraits of me and my family I have done up.
I am the Creative Director at an Advertising Marketing Agency.
I wanted to do some family portraits but didn't want the run-of-the-mill "Pixi" photos.
So I got a photographer to shoot some shots of us on a white background and then I went to town adding elements of our favourite things, nick names etc. I am still working on the last two which are my daughters Madeline & Grace (wrapped in the snake).
Let me know what you think.

This one is me, and before anyone asks, yes it is really me on my bike.

This is my wife.

This is my son Connor.

My Daughter Madeline.

And latest edition daughter Grace.

3rd February 2006, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by muddie@mac.com@Feb 3 2006, 06:51 PM
This one is me, and before anyone asks, yes it is really me on my bike.
Great song choice dude :thumbup:

5th February 2006, 09:44 PM
My submission is not as good as the other stuff here... But I thought I would put it up anyway :)

I bought Adobe Creative Suite CS2 yesterday (got it for a bargain on eBay), and decided to create an icon for the folder all the Creative Suite application folders would reside in... So, I used PhotoShop for more or less the first time (I used to have Paint Shop Pro on the PC) to create it.


I used Pic2Icon 1.3 to finish it off.

I think it turned out pretty well, and it looks good amongst all my other icons in the Applications folder :)

5th February 2006, 11:26 PM
Hamsmyth :: I like them. Nice style. Were they photos originally, or just drawn from scratch?

6th February 2006, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by marc@Feb 5 2006, 11:26 PM
Hamsmyth :: I like them. Nice style. Were they photos originally, or just drawn from scratch?
The girl sitting down was a photo yes, I more or less traced over the top to get her outline. Everthing else though (on the website) started as a sketch

11th February 2006, 06:09 PM
Hey Muddie, what a great idea, much better than the bog standard fam portrait. I love the idea, will give it a go myself.

13th April 2006, 05:51 PM
Hope this works... this is my first attachment post...

Just some macro photography I did at Uni of my major final yr work...I made sculptures from cut and melted CDs...

theres a series of 15 pics, I blew them up to A3 size, Im using the digital ones as wallpaper and am trying to get the $$ together to have a calendar printed...

hope you like, theres some vrey cool stuff in here...but nothing posted lately?

Cheers, Yetbeung

13th April 2006, 05:57 PM
And another one, Ill just post these 2 to start with, they are my faves :)

more than happy to send them on for wallpaper etc

Im getting a website set up with all the pics on, should be up soon

from Yetbeung

24th April 2006, 10:03 PM
Heres my contribution: A photo I took down at Lorne in Victoria

Lorne Picture (http://www.mattsemail.info/matthew/DSCF1545.jpg)

Tis a big pic but I wanted to give you the full effect, enjoy :lol:

20th May 2006, 11:45 PM
...I got bored and played with Motion and Logic Express.
Here's my video "artwork" (http://www.maxpowerindustries.com/enemiescloser.php)

Direct Link (http://www.maxpowerindustries.com/images/ecipod.mov)

14th July 2006, 02:31 AM
i just had one of my best drawings scanned recently...here it is


edit: image link

16th November 2006, 12:45 PM
Slightly more recent work... sorry if I stretch the page with the blue and black wallpaper:



16th November 2006, 12:58 PM
A few bits from my folio :) It's due for an update after christmas :D
















13th December 2006, 12:49 AM
Here's my latest characters done in Lightwave.

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3153/samwr9.th.jpg (http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3153/samwr9.jpg)http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/4518/sam2li2.th.jpg (http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/4518/sam2li2.jpg)http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2102/sam3hm5.th.jpg (http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2102/sam3hm5.jpg)

http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/9831/muttley2nt9.th.jpg (http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/9831/muttley2nt9.jpg)http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/9581/muttleytoonnn3.th.jpg (http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/9581/muttleytoonnn3.jpg)


modo Cosmo
30th December 2006, 11:01 AM
A graphic designer has to know multi media these days. That's the way it is.

I actually think that's nice....... when i studied at the Academy of Art it was mainly print work, with a peek at what was then called multi media.

30th December 2006, 11:25 AM
me taking the piss out of myself

18th February 2007, 07:55 PM
I've been hesitant to post since this thread hasn't been touched in a while, but here's some of my recent Painter work:



18th February 2007, 09:19 PM
Amazing stuff!! Love it.

11th April 2007, 10:09 PM





11th April 2007, 11:05 PM
We have some talented little munchkins here at MTAU. Good stuff .

11th April 2007, 11:13 PM

Dante Kyar
5th June 2007, 10:40 PM
so when people refer to painter... are they refering to corel painter... like version IX or the new version X.

Also, do you guys generally draw then scan and edit , take a photo and edit, draw with a mouse, or draw using one of those graphic slate things....

Dante Kyar
7th June 2007, 03:24 PM

im kind of thinking about buying a graphic slate or whatever they're called. Any tips in what to look out for?

12th September 2007, 09:54 PM

my stuff :D

5th February 2008, 08:10 PM
threads a little old, so thought i can add something new to it.

i'm an illustrator and painter, work mainly in oils and pencils. but here is a pic i did recently entirely in photoshop using a tablet. my goal when doing pure digital drawings is to keep that freehand sketch feel to it, and not make it look like a perfectly rendered computer drawing.


more of my work on my website. www.gdantesapienza.com



22nd June 2008, 07:52 AM
And to resurrect things, a piece I'm working on atm - just because I'm obsessive about the dead lizards. OK, it's not digitally created, but the photo was cropped on a mac ;)



25th June 2008, 12:39 AM
and some playing with a tablet - the cheapo Aldi one half of the forum picked up a few years back...



26th June 2008, 11:28 AM
And for completeness' sake, the above pic - finished, mostly.


(I need anatomy classes.. stat!)


26th June 2008, 11:42 AM
Really love your sketches Dana!

The Dinosaur Heresies.

PS: Sorry bout what I did to your car, but hey, it was fun! :)


26th June 2008, 07:00 PM
Really love your sketches Dana!

The Dinosaur Heresies.

PS: Sorry bout what I did to your car, but hey, it was fun! :)


For more fun - turn it back from a coupe into the 4-door it is irl :)


26th June 2008, 10:24 PM
a few bits of non-Photoshop stuff

From a photo of a Wharfie. Stippling in black ink. Apparently, if one does a lot of this, you'll go blind.

A bit twee, but it was rendered for a dear old lady in her late 80's - a kind of country bounty mandela. Fat of the Land.
Gouché, ink and water colour.
Unevenly scanned because it doesn't fit an A4, and was scanned in three pieces.

Type before computers! Because I need to look carefully at the thing I'm painting, I need to paint and draw from life, so to get the fly right, I went through about 20 flies to get the perfect splatter. The final was achieved by freezing the fly and then tapping it with a ball-peen hammer.

No - I don't take personal delight in drawing tractors, yet it was discovered - by a design firm I was working for - that farmers weren't responding to adverts for farming equipment that had been photographed and then photoshopped with gleams and metallic sparkles, and preferred things that were hand drawn.
Cross hatching - Ink.

Logo for a Garden Nursery. Gouché.

26th June 2008, 10:41 PM
Gouché or Gouache?

Because, "gouche" according to Urban Dictionary, is not something very nice!

And no, I'm not going to link it, you can look it up yourself!

27th June 2008, 02:00 AM
@clockwork now that's what I want to see. Moar

anyone, else too. Doesn't have to be digital-only.


27th June 2008, 02:03 AM
Type before computers! Because I need to look carefully at the thing I'm painting, I need to paint and draw from life, so to get the fly right, I went through about 20 flies to get the perfect splatter. The final was achieved by freezing the fly and then tapping it with a ball-peen hammer.

My issue too, btw. Capturing the triceratops was one thing, getting it to stand still something else entirely... and I'm not going to go into the mess it made to my neighbour's car(s).



1st July 2008, 12:07 PM
great sketches dana, really nice details.

top notch tech. illustrations clockwork, and that last logo is very cool

1st July 2008, 12:24 PM
Thankye :)

Another from this morning, attempting faces. Not perfect, but... serviceable!



1st July 2008, 05:16 PM
My issue too, btw. Capturing the triceratops was one thing, getting it to stand still something else entirely... and I'm not going to go into the mess it made to my neighbour's car(s).



Hey Dana - just use the same technique as I used with flies. Freeze them solid. Both you and I know enough about how to do that, considering all those people we've killed in the last few years, plus the freezing cabinets in the garage.

14th July 2008, 08:01 PM
I love both Clockwork and Dana's work! MOAR ! :D Great works!

31st July 2008, 05:47 PM
Here is some of my recent work both digital and trad.

Recent commission ,work in progress shot. The figure is in "clean clay" 1:3 scale and the rifle was modelled in Lightwave by a gaming student that I met online, final model was converted on my Power Book and e-mailed to a Melbourne based company who printed it out on their stereo-lithography machine.
I love to mix trad. and contemporary methods.

Here is another weapon from that project, original low poly model by the same chap, refined and detailed by me in Lightwave on my PB, final in stereo-lithography resin (1:5 scale). It's an Owen gun, very agricultural design but much loved by the diggers that used them.

Bad photo of last night's life drawing session pencil on paper (my trusty Moleskine sketchbook).
I try to get to a session once a week, it's the best thing there is for honing your skills.

4th August 2008, 12:51 AM
Birthday present this year was a set of colours. I'd kinda feared working with colour because it's been one of my weak points in Photoshop. Pretty happy with it, in the end...



4th August 2008, 12:01 PM
Beautiful work Dana. It almost looks alive.

You just need the reflection of a Velociraptor in the iris :P

4th August 2008, 06:55 PM
Very nice indeed Dana.
What size is the piece and what sort of paper are you using, it seems to take layering of colours very well.

4th August 2008, 07:06 PM
It's Anson 110gsm cartridge paper, and it's about this big:


The layering works a bit funny, it all looked a little washed out until I attacked the whole thing with a few tortillions.


4th August 2008, 07:54 PM
Well I don't think that you need to be nervous about colour anymore, it looks great.

4th August 2008, 09:08 PM
And my first piece that's gone to hang on a real wall! :). I did two, one to the bride, the other to her mother. Can't wait to see how they look hanging...


4th August 2008, 09:49 PM
Always nice to get your work out into the world.

I sometimes find it hard to let them go though, the full figure portraits of some diggers that I recently completed (progress shot above) were hard to let out of the studio.
It was over a years work and in that time they came to be my friends.

4th August 2008, 10:22 PM
Always nice to get your work out into the world.

I sometimes find it hard to let them go though, the full figure portraits of some diggers that I recently completed (progress shot above) were hard to let out of the studio.
It was over a years work and in that time they came to be my friends.

I can see that - and I think I'd find it difficult to part with my dinosaur images. Those I felt I was doing for myself, as it's what started me drawing.

As for the portraits, there it's all about the people. To make someone else buzz happily with them makes me squee internally with such joy - besides, they're from wedding photos, and I see my role as just one part in the whole process. The pics are now where they should be in that case.


mc cool
5th August 2008, 09:46 PM
Linkage: mc-cool's deviantART gallery (http://mc-cool.deviantart.com/gallery/)

Maybe some of you have seen this, or used as a desktop :P

30th September 2008, 03:52 PM

4th October 2008, 11:06 PM
http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/5126/tweetykh3.th.jpg (http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tweetykh3.jpg) http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/3218/tweety1ws2.th.jpg (http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tweety1ws2.jpg)

http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/2289/qdmcgraw2is6.th.jpg (http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image=qdmcgraw2is6.jpg) http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/4198/qdmcgraw1zj8.th.jpg (http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image=qdmcgraw1zj8.jpg)

Hi guys, here's a couple more characters created in Lightwave 9.5 :)


6th November 2008, 11:04 PM
Hot off the press...Speed Buggy :D

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4042/speedbuggy1xu4.th.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=speedbuggy1xu4.jpg) http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/1350/speedbuggy2sp1.th.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=speedbuggy2sp1.jpg) http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/198/speedbuggy3rg2.th.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=speedbuggy3rg2.jpg)


18th December 2008, 02:22 PM
Skull of Velociraptor mongoliensis.


18th December 2008, 05:06 PM
Here is some stuff I did in a mixture of the Adobe suite apps:

This was also tweaked in the Adobe suite, but primarily using the the 3D everything app Blender:

These are both made in on OSX and have a bit more detail on my blog, there's a post on how I made the second one. Which is some art for a game Culture on the iPhone App store.

21st January 2009, 12:45 AM
Here's my latest character done in the newly released Lightwave 9.6, well during the beta phase :)

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1158/tindrum4fw9.th.jpg (http://img149.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tindrum4fw9.jpg) http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/9171/tindrum3fc4.th.jpg (http://img111.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tindrum3fc4.jpg)


25th January 2009, 05:38 PM
very impressive. Nice depth of colour.

9th February 2009, 07:25 PM
awesome designs everyone !:)

15th February 2009, 04:09 PM
Some photo's from my trip around Australia:
These have been taken with a Ricoh r7 digital camera.



I have some more on my design blog (http://kingsdesign.net/blog).

15th February 2009, 09:22 PM
Wow kingsdesign i love that ladybug. I especially like the textures and contrast with the colours and depth of field. Until I read the caption I thought it was cg :P

11th May 2009, 04:49 PM
Oh really nice abstract stuff.. cool...

I just do some pretty basic stuff.

21st May 2009, 01:18 PM
Did this today;

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3356/3549886551_f260dc44c5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30109103@N08/3549886551/)

21st August 2009, 10:10 PM
After 6 months of learning to create in clay, and after three complete failures in coil building, I finally found a love for coil hand building - something I'd have never thought I'd enjoy - recalls memories of crudely miserable hand-coiling in primary school, yet crafted in the right way, I now realise almost any form is possible.

This form is based on an animal pot dug up from an excavation in Iran, dated around 1000 BC.

First construction, with the first 5 layered coils.


Upwards and roughly into a torpedo shape.


To complete it and press the rough raku clay into a smoother texture on all sides.


A second half is created as more of a dome and then the two parts are joined together, pressed into one another, into a large egg form and patted evenly to try to hide the join.


A hole is cut into the top and new thinner coils are built up into a crude spout.


Another hole is cut into the front and its head is separately formed in thinner coils and joined to the main body.


A jug handle is created in the traditional clay strap method and fused onto the body.


Four very long legs are fused onto its belly, in order to start out long and carefully cut down in length, before knowing what its true height will be.


Legs hardening to easily begin cutting them down.


Legs are carefully sheared down so that the entire pot stands evenly without rocking from one foot to another, and a crude hand built lid is created.


After 1 month of drying and its first bisque at 1000°, the surface is painted with liquid wax relief in spirals and then painted in a thick layer of iron oxide, in prep for firing @ 1200°.

The interior is evenly coated with a clear glaze to hold water.


... and finally it goes to live in someone's garden, employed to water plants. :)




Next project - to do something similar with a white stoneware clay I dug up in the bush in order to really begin from scratch to final creation.

More practice! =)


22nd August 2009, 01:18 AM
You are a man of many talents Clockwork, some very nice clay work there!

22nd August 2009, 05:20 AM
^^ What he said. Great skill Clockwork.

22nd August 2009, 07:45 AM
Wow Clockwork, I am impressed with that water jug, I love clay work and I miss it.

22nd August 2009, 09:20 AM
I started ceramics years n' years n' years ago, when I was about 20 and then... foolishly got into graphic design, which utterly removes all contact between our hands and the medium - and I really like getting my hands mucky! :)

Never too late to have a happy childhood.

26th August 2009, 12:04 PM
Just spent the last hour going through all the 9 pages. Fantastic work from everyone (a few broken links but I think that could be the work proxy server).

Here is my gallery (http://jbjose.com/gallery.php). I mainly do traditional media but, for the last few years, have done digital painting with Photoshop.

11th November 2009, 04:41 PM
A recent bit of SF fun


21st November 2009, 12:55 PM
I'm not sure if this is up your alley or not but CATC (Commercial Arts Training College) offer full-time, part-time and correspondance cources for Commercial Arts. Currently I am sitting for a 3 Diploma in Commercial Arts and it is recognised as a legitimate recognised course. The Diploma I am sitting for takes 3 years and is via correspondance and is also VET assisted. A brilliant course!
Here is the link for expressions of interest;
Welcome to CATC - Commercial Arts Training College (http://www.catc.edu.au/)

Billy Blue College of Design (http://www.billyblue.com.au/) - This is more advanced

1st December 2009, 03:41 AM

1st December 2009, 03:41 AM

1st December 2009, 10:09 AM

Btw my iPhone wallpaper is currently an image from the Dinotopia books ^_^

1st December 2009, 10:40 AM
Awesome stuff Oren! You are very talented, I love the idea and concept of that piece!

I am doing my BA in Art with open Uni Aust and we are doing sculpture at the moment, unfortunately it's not with ceramics :-(

21st December 2009, 09:26 AM
Veloc - your digital work makes me jealous... ya bitch.

Ever considered what the Xenomorph would look like in its pure state?
I mean, without a host to draw genetic material from?

From scratch.

As I am no longer using any computers for art work, here is a short run down of the latest struggle, and yes, this was really hard to do, thus the end product is quite primitive.

From between two vast walls of sandstone, I dug up around 40 kg of what appeared to be a white stoneware clay from deep in the Ku-Ring-Gai Bush Lands and hauled it all by foot and bag to somewhere I could begin testing it.


Here it is, covered in water, in a blue bucket, in it's raw state, filled with roots, sticks and grains of sandstone.


It was left to dry until sticky at then formed into very rough little clumps and then left for a week to completely dry out.


A week later, each hardened clump was manually crush using a hammer.
This took around 7 hours... non-stop.


The result was a stone monkey was this big bucket of crushed bush clay - no pieces bigger than a button.

Water was then added slowly and it was left for another week to form into a creamy raw slip, and then poured through a kitchen sieve to remove all the rocks and roots.


The fresh slip was then poured into a plaster bath and left for two weeks to harden back into a workable clay form... however, upon testing its malleability, I found that although it had plasticity, it had absolutely no elasticity.

So - I could roll it into a thin coil, yet if I wrapped a part of that coil round my little finger, it'd break in 5 places.

Thus, technically, it was not a clay, as a true clay must have both plasticity and elasticity. I was told it would be impossible to use unless ball clay was added.

Being the stubborn ass I am, I created a bunch of Test Bars and found that it bisqued perfectly at 1000°, and fired perfectly at 1100° (Earthen Ware), 1200° (Mid Range), 1300° (Stone Ware) Oxidization, yet began to show signs of melting at 1300° Reduction - that's a process where all the oxygen is removed from the kiln.

So, I rejected the artificial additive options and used only coils to attempt to build a pot.


And this was really really hard - I created a stylized bandicoot teapot, complete with lid and tea strainer, as shown above - still raw - and it was almost like working with wet sandstone - as my bush clay was born out of a cliff of real sand stone.

Still, after 2 months, here are my final kilned results, plus a few cups, all coil hand built:


Bandicoot teapot fired at 1200°, simple tin based clear glaze within.


The full set with banded cups, and one crude saucer.


Close-up of the tea strainer and the crackling clear glaze.


View from above into the pot.


View from above with the tea strainer inserted.


And a few of the hand built cups, lovingly painted in iron oxide.

I believe the reticulation of the white glaze was caused because the cups were fired at 1300°, yet the glaze could only handle a maximum of 1200° and thus in the heat, it melted and crawled back - but hey, it was an experiment worth doing.

(and yes - it makes 6 lovely cups of tea :))

So that's my experiment from scratch to finished product, and I shall never use this semi clay again, yet it has certainly strengthened my knowledge!

21st December 2009, 10:09 AM
CW - that's astonishingly good.

A really fantastic item. Unless I've got my wires crossed however, it cannot be "art" as to be considered as art it has to be useless. Yet you've created something that would, had it been dug up from 1000 years ago be cherished as just that - Art.

*note... I think that this is a great thing. I don't want anyone getting the wrong end of the wedge and thinking I'm being disparaging.

21st December 2009, 11:38 AM
Hell of a post Clockwork. Your commitment to hauling and using raw clay is just as impressive as the finished result. I love it, and I never cared for pottery...

21st December 2009, 11:57 AM
All so good..

I used to enjoy drawing at high school, hadn't really done any for a very long time.

Here's one I drew about a year or two ago. I really should really try again - need inspiration....

Yeah, I'm a bit of a plane nut :p

21st December 2009, 12:58 PM
Unless I've got my wires crossed however, it cannot be "art" as to be considered as art it has to be useless.

Thanx dood.

No, that's Oscar Wilde - he said that all art had no purpose - he was referring to his own art... and we all know what he was like...

"Oh come come you silly little waiter and take your trousers orf."

22nd December 2009, 09:21 AM
And your clay work makes me jealous - the bandicoot pot is *inspired*. I love it, the whole thing works together so well...

19th February 2010, 01:04 AM
Perth by night

Beautiful dead Perth after 8pm by ~motionflow on deviantART (http://motionflow.deviantart.com/art/Beautiful-dead-Perth-after-8pm-156045674)

10th April 2010, 08:45 PM
Hey guys. Some of you may know me from Twitter and through some of the MacTalk kids. I go by the name 'Pants' and I'm a designer and illustrator.

By day, I run my own freelance design studio, Brunky (http://www.brunky.net), with my husband and also take on commissioned illustration projects around the place when opportunity presents itself.

I blog my latest digital illustrations, sketches, and scribbles on my site Pear of Pants (http://www.pearofpants.com) too.

Feedback is always welcome!


11th May 2010, 02:43 PM
Some nice work there guys. :)

Had my Nikon D90 (DSLR) for about a year now, and thought it was well overdue to do some video work with it. So I got together with a mate who also has a D90 and we spend 40 minutes putting together a mime (with his brother) of Elvis' song "If I Could Dream." Hope you like it - lots more to refine. :)

<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/3B2g14k3QIE&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/3B2g14k3QIE&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

27th May 2010, 04:48 PM
Not sure if there are many LOST fans here, but I started a series of pieces a little while ago with the title 'Quoting LOST'. Each piece is based on a memorable quote or line from the show.


The series can be found at Quoting LOST (http://quotinglost.tumblr.com) and on my blog (http://www.pearofpants.com) (where my other stuff lives too).

13th July 2010, 05:03 AM
Nice, a little vintage...

3rd August 2010, 05:09 AM
A little piece for myself.


7th August 2010, 11:54 AM
A little piece for myself.


Bloody hell, that's awesome. Apps used? Amount of time? Reference materials? Actual size?

Again, well done.

16th September 2010, 09:42 PM
Not artwork yet, though advice might be useful.

I've found the skeleton of a rat in one of the back room cellars at work whilst sweeping up.
The creature seems to have died a natural pain free death many many years ago and appears to have mummified and gone beyond that point, to bare bones and just a little skin here and there.

It's locked into a really superb posture - like that of a fetal xenomorph, sleeping.

What I'd like to do is have it electroplated - possibly in silver, or something similar, in order to heighten its beautiful form and also to really solidify it.

I've managed to scoop it up really gently on a piece of corrugated plastic sheeting but I can see that it's impossible to transport as it's right on the razor's edge of completely collapsing.

To transport it safely, this is as much as I can think of, unless someone has a really cluey suggestion:

To cut out another piece of corrugated plastic sheeting just big enough for it to sit on and smear Vaseline on that plastic sheet.
Carefully slide the skeleton onto the vaseline smeared sheet.
Spray it with Adhesive Glue from all angles, let it dry completely and then respray it.
Use perhaps three coats of Adhesive Glue and leave it to go bone dry, and then place it in a lunch box buffered all round with cotton balls or very soft tissue paper, thus making it transportable.

Can anyone think of any hitches with this idea, considering parts of the skeleton's underside will be touching vaseline, so that it doesn't get stuck to the plastic sheeting from the adhesive spray and prior to taking it in to a place where they can initially copper plate only the skeletal form, minus the plastic?

I thought of using a several fairly light applications of adhesive spray to hold it together without coating it too thickly with some other adhesive substance which may clog up its extremely delicate form.
I'm also worried that moving it off the vaseline may damage its delicate feet.



17th September 2010, 12:38 PM
I just love that teapot Oren and that cracked glaze on the tea strainer looks awesome too - like it had been dug up from a 2000 year old tomb somewhere.
Well done.
I love some of the other work here as well - you are a talented bunch of MacTalkers indeed !

Nice Raptor too Dana !

I'd like to know the stats on some of these digital pieces also, like jbj above - programs used, which version and total file size as well - I bet some of them are huge !


17th September 2010, 08:47 PM
I think Dana is using Photoshop with a Wacom Tablet and perhaps she is also adding extra elements after it has been printed, using water colours or water colour pencils.

Can anyone here tell me if they think my steps to preserve the skeleton mentioned in the post above, is good enough to transport it in a lunch box, or how I could improve the process?

Ta if anyone can,


18th September 2010, 08:55 AM
I think you are entering into uncharted waters here Oren - not too many MacTalkers with rat cadaver or taxidermist experience here.
Wouldn't electroplating it destroy it ?
Your suggestion of the glue or some other spray on substance is probably the best.
I'd take pictures then do what you suggest then maybe take a plaster cast of it and electroplate that after a bit of touchup work referring back to the pictures to reinsert some of the detail that'll be probably lost in the process.


18th September 2010, 11:08 AM
I've had a few birds skulls electroplated Stewie - first in copper and then in silver.
Recall the old practise of parents having baby's first pair of booties electroplated in copper?
The booties are made of knitted wool or cotton and survive electroplating with crystal clear details.

In fact.... I myself had my booties electroplated in copper - and here I am 40 years later still trying to file my feet free!

13th November 2010, 11:25 PM
YouTube - Mac vs PC: Death of PC! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH6lY1i7fqk)

Meh 626
15th November 2010, 05:42 PM

100% Hand Made!
~16 paper layers
Text is all hand written too.

28th December 2010, 08:06 PM
Some great work in here. I would love to start designing pieces of my own on my Mac.

Just interested, have all of you actually bought Photoshop? Or have some just downloaded it?

If so, can somebody give me a link to download it? Thanks :)

27th July 2011, 08:28 PM

29th September 2011, 02:54 PM
New personal business cards


More info (http://www.outdoorphotography.co.nz/blog/)

18th October 2011, 03:02 PM
A piece I made for my Beloved in Painter 11.


21st January 2012, 05:24 PM
I found this very interesting forum. I like it.

9th July 2012, 02:02 PM
Im more photography-orientated but decided to do some abstract design variations of some landmarks I'd previously photographed:-




12th July 2012, 05:18 PM
Some recent illos:

Older illlos:

Logo designs:

Character Design:

T-shirt designs:

Design DJ /promo fliers:

Old DJ tour fliers:

13th July 2012, 02:53 PM
I currently have a design in for submission over at Threadless, to become a potential Tee Shirt. Its a version of my Siegessaule image from above. Would appreciate if you could take two seconds to click on the link and vote (positively!). You just need to log in with Facebook details and vote!


Siegessaugurl (http://www.threadless.com/submission/438834/Siegessaugurl)

20th July 2012, 06:36 AM
And the winner is....

Bloody hell, that's awesome. Apps used? Amount of time? Reference materials? Actual size?

Again, well done.

Awesome, Really

26th August 2012, 06:11 PM
Doing a series based on quotes:-

Music Speaks | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hydrology/7843823216/in/photostream)

26th August 2012, 06:43 PM

20th September 2012, 02:03 AM
Have started also doing a range of minimalistic movie posters. First up, Taxi Driver (30" x 40", 300dpi)