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