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Sunday, March 6, 2011


Illustration Friday

Pen and ink drawing - coloured digitally.

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Look what I found while I was hiding out under the bed this morning! It's a pen and ink drawing I did way back in my art college days.

A lucky discovery for me as it happens to fit this week's Illustration Friday topic 'warning' and I don't have time today to draw anything new. With two sick kids at home, who turned out to be NOT so sick, my productivity has been stalled.

Originally, I drew these happy koalas in hope The Australian would publish it as part of a young cartoonist competition. But sadly it didn't win and was shoved in a box and forgotten. I revived my happy koalas this morning with some digital colouring while Scooby Doo entertained my NOT so sick kids.

Anyway, time to take cover under the bed again. I hear someone crying out MUMMY and I don't want to be caught sneaking another chocolate Freddo frog.


  1. If this didn't win, which did?
    It is funny and cute.

  2. First...nice header...well rendered...second...I'm not sure which is better...your drawing or your 'not' sick kid story...

  3. Hehe, I remember warning American exchange students about drop bears in school. They soon caught on but began to believe that our swooping Magpies were a joke also. A painful mistake to make. Very funny!

  4. I love this! The one on the right sleeping on its face is just priceless! :D

  5. I love this! Such great expressions...Gee I hope Koalas don't get hurt when they fall!

  6. perhaps the mistake was the cigarette. :-( but it is a funny and cool work.