Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bah Humbug - Nasty Little Grinch

A real quickie for this months posting! I decided to include a little nursery rhyme I made up too :)

'This little Grinch isn't nice or cute.
He carries a big knife in his boot.

So little kiddies hand over the
pressies that Santa brought ya.
Cause this little Grinch ain't foolin'...
He really will cut ya!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Bah Humbug!

Hey guys, here is my pic for this month's theme. Cant get any more un christmasy than Ebenezer Scrooge. To all the Collective Thinker's out there, Merry Christmas to all, and also to the followers and viewers.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pimp my ride

It took a while to figure out what to do with this month's theme. After going through a few different ideas, I finally settled on this one. I tried out a rough, flat style this time.

Friday, December 2, 2011

December's Theme - Bah Humbug!

Yes, I'm being lazy and going for the obvious Christmas theme, but in fairness my earlier idea was just 'Festive' haha. This is my absolute favourite time of year but even I have at least one thing that turns me into a total Grinch. What does it for you?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pimp My Toy Ride

Here is my drawing for pimp my ride. I could'nt think of anything to begin with then in popped Noddy so I pimped out his ride. It has all state of the art luxurys that any toy could wish for. Noddy especially loves his new sound system as his old car didnt even have a radio! Now he can listen to classic Toy Town hits.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Gore of War

Sorry folks running really late on this one, stupidly busy month. but here's the sketch for the post im working on. im painting it up at the mo, ill have it dun as soon as i can.


November's Theme

Righto Collective Chums, the theme for November is Pimp my Ride.
Pick a mode of transport and pimp it to suit yourself,  from a shopping trolley to a spaceship or anything in between... as long as locomotion is possible. The nuttier the better :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Zombie Boy

Was going to stick to black & white to accommodate time constraints.... but you just can't draw a zombie without splashing some reds around, gore and gruesomeness a-go-go!
Now pick your favourite relative and/or friend, Zombie Boy has just eaten them : )

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sweeney Todd

I had some trouble getting this right.  I don't think I quite got it though. Ah sure I like the colors at least.

Just so ya know. I painted  this in watercolour on A1 Fabriano paper.  I created the blotted effect on the walls and ground with salt. It was taking too long to build up the darkness in watercolour, so when I was happy enough with it I photographed it in 4 sections, photo stitched and applied some filters. :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's All Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

Watched my fav' Hallowe'en movie tonight and decided to base this month's post on it. Couldn't choose which version I prefer so I'm putting them both up.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Here is my piece of tasteful horror. Had trouble with my comp colouring this so it's not done to a finish I would prefer but its better than nothing. Went for sort of the same theme as my previous post with the devil girls, wanted a 50's horror style poster. I think it came out well except the colouring......

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Helloween

This is just a quick happy helloween I drew a few years ago, just added colour and text recently 4 fun. This is just for a laugh, im in the process of finishing my horror drawing and ill post hopefully this week :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Ben's birds

Here's my collective post for the theme "Birds Birds Birds".  It features Black and White from Tekkonkinkreet, a favorite film of mine. I've wanted to draw these guys for a while now and I haven't drawn a city-scape in ages so I thought I'd try do the both here.

And as always I tried something new here too. I reversed my halftone dots, so instead of using the actual dots themselves I used the area around them. Just thought it would give me a more 'square-er' feel when sorting out the building silhouette.

I had a lot of fun with this one. I kept it B&W for obvious reasons. Since the theme was about birds I tried my best to keep them as much a character as Black and White are in this piece.  I like the idea of the crow resting on blacks club and White playing with the only dove in the whole city.

White's imagination is a great element to play with. In the film about half the things he's interacting with aren't really there and some times he just floats in mid air. I thought I'd have him play with a dove that may or may not actually be there, that's up to you.

I'll blog again soon, laters!

Friday, September 30, 2011


I set out to do an abstract image of a birds eye, but when I did a google search for reference a picture of Captain Birdseye showed up and I had to draw him (plus the parrot, to keep the theme). I should have know that would happen!

totem bird bird bird

i like totem poles!this one's a bit weird,
i actually hate that bird in the middle but anyway. :(

Birds, birds, big feckin' bird!

I think this has inspired a possible series of big bird paintings for me.:)  Got a little bit better this time, I think.  I have my friend Photoshop back now to make it all better.

Octobers theme

As October is the month for horror......lets have a REAL HORROR SHOW! I want to see this blog filled with unadulterated gore, filthy dark thoughts, and stuff you wouldn't want to upset your granny with!

All tasteful, I hope, but will leave that up to the individual artist!

Monday, September 26, 2011

    Just some old photos of mine that relate to the theme, I have always liked these picts I took them in the Botanic gardens one day. I used these as reference for my new doodles in flash and on Post-its.

Friday, September 23, 2011

next tuesday

hi folks, the next meet up is fast approaching, does anyone want to recommend a better place to meet up?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Birds Birds Birds, of prey

This is just a quick render of my hawk flying and looking for prey, its not finished yet its just a basic test animation. Hope to put the full version on in the next month......

Monday, September 19, 2011

Birds, Birds, Birds...sorta

The theme’s ‘Birds, Birds, Birds’ but I ran with the human (or rather celestial) variety… angels. It’s mainly inspired by how the homeless are invisible to a lot of us and I thought I’d make them the angels. So while those of us who (want to) believe look to the skies maybe we should be looking closer to home.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Sorry serious lack of posting on my part, here's a mix of stuff I've done recently. Hope everyone's well

Friday, September 2, 2011


Not Birds.

Some Batmans I drewed.

Since my last Batman posted looks like it was drawn by an actual bat, I thought I'd better try and make it up to the caped crusader.

Birds animation

So I see some old stuff has gone up I could do that too...Here are two flash animations I did of birds a while back. I plan on doing another piece so I will have an update near the end of the month.

Birds, birds, birds in flight!

Hey guys, thanks for having me on the blog! Thought I'd jump straight in and add a short piece of animation I recently completed for a short was ready to go and had birds in flight so I thought it was a sign :) This is an earlier version we later decided to do the birds in silhouette, but I like the lines so I wanted to post this one. Looking forward to next month's theme already!

Bird Flight from Karen Harte on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Phoenix Energy

This is my mythological renewable energy solution. Painted in watercolour. Not quite back up to scratch with my painting, but these projects are helping. :D  Slightly improved image added.

birds! birds!! birds!!!

So Elaine says it's my turn to pick a subject. I thought long and hard and asked lots of advice from others. I really wanted to pick something as amazing as last months and as inspirational as the month before.

Hold on to your hats!

This months theme is: 'Birds, birds, birds!'

Collective Gathering Sketches

Many thanks to Ben, Andrew and Jon for making the first three pages of
my new sketchpad pretty awesome :)

Batman by Ben

Batgirl by Andrew

Bat Hitchhiker by Jon

I don't have a scanner so, if it's possible, they look even better in real life :)

Collective Thinking Meet Up

Here are my few sketches from the meet up

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Sorry I missed Tuesday drinks. Next time.

August Collective thinking bg

Im just posting up the bg that I did for my August post at the request of others. As I said this is the part I enjoyed most. I rarely do bg designs I did one recently and I liked it so I did another. I would like to add bottles and stuff in but it would take a long time to do..If I was to do it again I would probably play around with some textures.

Mythology with a Modern Day Twist - The MorrĂ­gan

hey all,
here is this months post.

I also missed last months post but thought id post it anyway.


11th hour!
Jason and the Argonauts+iPods etc= 2011

Collective Meet up

Batman in a Day Doodle
Elaine and Jons lovely contributions to my sketch pad! :)