My interest in photos exploded this month. Why now, and not before? Perhaps it’s a kind of mid-life crisis, or a dissatisfaction with my other hobbies and professional efforts. I have some thoughts forming on photography – I prematurely published some earlier. It’s just me exploring why I like photos, taking them, and what I […]
Taking refuge in Starbucks from a crazy downpour near central station Brisbane.
Today was a good year for creative expression all around, and these photos aren’t any exceptions! I’m also an avid instagrammer… these are my favourites from the year. If you’d like to see more, follow alidark3000. Some of these are SLR shots with a load of post-processing… some are straight iphone snaps. Some are good […]
Earl travels the world and writes all about it on his blog – which was chosen as one of the 25 best in the world by Time in 2012. I’d like to think I had something to do with that! Earl approached me with his idea for the site, which I built, tweaking the design […]
This piece is available to print via my Deviant Art page. In the future when robots become conscious – or are they already but waiting for the day they know they’ll win a fight? It started with an idea. Here’s an initial sketch of that idea… Pretty freaking terrible. I know. My sketches are almost […]
This is an illustration I have been working on as a gift for my two nieces, Frankie and Jules. The idea is that they will get the same scene with different lighting. It was hard picking a final way to light this image. The colours and contrast has been altered using post-processing in Affinity Designer […]
I’ve been doing responsive web design since it hit the fan in 2010, and it’s really challenged and changed how I do web design in general. (Primer: The basic idea is that the way elements are displayed on the screen changes depending on the width of that screen. That way, a website can look just […]
Starbucks vs. Apple
I dented my Macbook screen. My loved window to the world. My canvas. My beautiful, expensive retina screen with the perfect colours and great viewing angles. An investment I planned to cherish for years to come. I like my laptop to have battle scars. But not the screen. I went through a few breif stages […]
This was a part of my design study, the final piece after five weeks of life drawing. We were fortunate to be in a course that included emphasis on the basics of drawing.