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'WHACKIE JACKIE' - Jackie Onassis Exhibition 

My 'WHACKIE JACKIE' artwork for the Jackie Onassis exhibition at the Young Henry's Brewery.
This artwork will be alongside the likes of Mike Watt, The Dirt, Skulk and Glenno. 

I couldn't resist the urge to make it a little bit silly. You know, spice up the old girl.
Drawn entirely in Photoshop. Giclee printed at 16 x 24' and framed.

KREATOR - AUSTRALIAN TOUR POSTER 

Holy f*ck, I was honoured to draw a tour poster for German thrash metal band KREATOR.
They've been around for 30 odd years, ripping venues apart and putting out thirteen killer albums.
Of which, 'Outcast' is a regular in my studio ... it's what goes on when shit needs to get done. 

So I took what I knew about Kreator, and put together the three-eyed evil horned beast.
I wanted to find a happy-place between brutal death-metal art and classic 80's skate-thrash. 
And I'm really happy with how strong and bold the final design has wound up. 

The church-burning result was screenprinted at Aisle6ix Industries
A two-colour A2 hand-pulled screen print, each individually numbered and signed. 
They will be for sale at all Australian shows for $30 from the merch desk... f*cking buy one.


 

WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT exhibition: "...JUST A QUICK ONE" 

I was asked to be a part of group-exhibition 'What Happened Last Night' at the Young Henry's brewery
The theme alone seemed pretty interesting, as did the prospect of anything involving my favourite beer.

I wanted to capture the difference in humans between when they go out, and when they wake up. 
The showering, preparation and 'getting ready' for a night out ... versus the visual-apocalypse of a hangover.
So I created a BEFORE/AFTER character. Even making pals with a cute-birdie along the way somewhere.

Process wise, I decided to try something new for this one. I sketched and drew it entirely in Photoshop.
Using just plain brushes and no fancy tricks. I treated it like a canvas and built it from the ground up.

And I titled this piece "...JUST A QUICK ONE" because those nights are always the most slaughterous. 
This artwork is currently for sale on the brewery wall. So pop in for a delicious-frothy and check it out. 

STAEDTLER ART-PACK: YUMMY PENCILS 

So I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pack of Staedtler pens and pencils. 
And I was asked if I could put pen to paper on some drip-infested pen-loving artwork for them.
I've always loved the Staedtler range ... especially the heavy-duty fine liners they produce.

My process for this was simple.
  • I started by sketching onto a thick slice of A3 paper, with an HB pencil.
  • As I find shapes I like, I thicken them up with the 2B and 4B pencil. 
  • I then erase most of my line-work ... leaving just a vague-suggestion of form.
  • Then, with the fattest of black markers, I trace up my main outline of the character.
  • At this stage, I scan the artwork at a high-resolution. So I can come back to it later.
    Because I like to be able to later use the simple and fat outlines later. 
  • Then I'll shade the artwork with pencils. The darker the better... gimme that 8B.
  • Once that's done, I erase anywhere that I want highlights to shine through.
    And again, at this stage I scan my progress so I can use it later if needed. 
  • Then I go mental. Dark shading, textures and marks all over everything. 
    And again, I scan it so I can use these textures subtlely at a later / digital stage.
And so here it is, my finished artwork for the fine men and women of Staedtler.
Visual proof that Staedtler makes wonderful, yummy and delicious pens and pencils.

 

THE MISFITS: AUSTRALIAN TOUR POSTER 


Wow. Ok, holy shit. I was asked to illustrate posters for The Misfits Australian tour.
As a life-long fan of The Misfits, it was an absolute honour to contribute artwork to their tour.

It was super-rad getting to put my own whacky spin on the globally recognised, Crimson Ghost.
To make things more exciting, Aisle6ix and I are screenprinting some limited edition posters.
The three hundred hand-numbered and signed prints, will be for sale at each show.
Any remaining posters will be available for sale online after the tour has finished.

And, as with any exciting artwork, I have process videos and sketches on the way.


STREET MACHINES: HOT ROD MAGAZINE 


I was recently approached by Street Machine's Hot Rod Magazine... about being a feature artist.
Excited to be part of such a rad magazine, I immediately got working on something new for them.
The eight page interview covers everything from my history and mostly my involvement with bike-builders.

I also did some needed editorial illustrations for other articles in the mag... I basically took over this issue.
The icing on the cake was the t-shirt design I did specifically for Hot Rod Magazine. Check it out. 



 

GUITAR WOLF: Australian Tour Poster 

Man, I was super-excited when Japanese fast-paced punk n roll legends Guitar Wolf got in touch. 
With a quick brief and a quicker deadline, we smashe out a poster for their 2013 'Tour Magma' Australian tour. 
They were really great to work with and I'm super excited to have been a part of Guitar Wolf history. 1 2 3 4 !

'SPEEDFREAK' helmet for Harley Davidson Exhibition 


I was approached by Harley Davidson to customise one of their new helmets for an exhibition.
Super excited to be onboard, I went about creating my final piece... known as 'SPEEDFREAK'.

Taking an eight-ball I stole from a pub, I hit up my pals at Bad Garage
We hand-fabricated a nifty little gear-shifter, hanging out the side of the helemet.
I then hand-painted grim reapers and hairy-gentlemen, using a kinda mohawk shape.

The concept behind my helmet, was that this is the helmet of a thrill-seeking daredevil.
Not meant to be dark or morbid, instead looking at death as a challenge. 

The exhibition was held at my favourite bar Mary's. 
We sat under my giant Hail Mary mural and drank Young Henry's all night. Booyah!
 
 
 
 

'STUFF THAT SUCKS' for typography exhibition 


I've been really fortunate this past year, to be involved in lots of really fun group shows.
It's always a good opportunity to try drawing new things and gets me out of the house for a beer.
This time round it was the group show 'IN TYPE WE TRUST', a typography exhibition at Black Penny.

I like to keep lists of cool ideas, funny stuff I imagine and weird quotes that I overhear throughout the day.
So when it came time to draw up some text, I turned to the list for help and picked what I felt like drawing. 
And the result was my 'STUFF THAT SUCKS' piece, which I giclee printed and framed for the show.

A weekend in Canberra. 


Over the Halloween weekend this year, my bestest buddy Mike Watt and I hit Canberra.
We were heading down to paint a massive mural on the walls of the Lonsdale Street Traders. 
In particular, a fine store called Dirty Laundry... (which you should checkout if you're in town).
The theme for the mural was Predator Vs Prey and had six fun-time dudes involved.

The rest of the weekend was spent with the fine lads of Beach Burrito Company Canberra.
Face painting on Thursday night, art-battling on Friday night and mural after-partying on Saturday night.
All in all, it was a massive and productive weekend and I can't wait to get back down there.


 

DEADBEAT MAGAZINE: Fuel Injected Madness 


Deadbeat Magazine is an Australian made glossy, that features hot rods, pin-ups, music, tattoos and art.
And I'm seriously excited to be the feature artist in the latest issue (Issue 27).

There's four pages of interview, peppered with images of my artwork ... including a custom design.
And The Mad Scientist was an illustration I did especially for the greasy-handed boys of Deadbeat.

Massive thanks goes out to Deadbeat ... treat yourself right and get your hands on the latest issue. 



 

EXHIBITIONS: WASHED OUT, RAT and BILL MURRAYTHON 


Lately I've been priviledged to be a part of some really amazing group exhibitions.
As some may know, I'm part of a group known as the LA DIVISION ... a really tight network of art-fiends.

'WASHED OUT' was an exhibition put on the 22nd of August at The Standard (Oxford Street, Sydney).
Each artist put in a themed piece based around a washed up superhero ... the second to be an original.
So playing to this, I drew up two scenes that match up with each other. The superhero and the villain.
The pieces are appropriately titled 'WE'RE DOOMED' and 'SAVE THE BEER'

The third image below is for a Darlinghurst exhibition called RAT.
My piece is titled 'TAKING THE MICKEY' and I'm hoping people don't find it too hard to swallow. 
Was close to calling this piece 'WE ALL SCREAM FOR MICE-CREAM' but I resisted temptation.
The RAT exhibition was held at 115 William St Darlinghurst ... on Friday the 30th of August.

The fourth image below is my submission in the Young Henry's BILL MURRAYTHON.
Young Henry's is a Newtown based beer brewery, who make some of the best dam beer in town.
And as a part of Sydney Fringe Festival ... held the Bill Murraython. An entire month of Bill on the walls.
My piece is titled 'GHOST?' and shows him as Peter Venkman from Ghostbusters. Classic Bill.

All four prints are B2 sized giclee prints, framed and will be for sale from my website shortly.

The Work Shop: Gigposter Illustration Course 


On Wednesday the 18th of September, I'll be teaching a class in Gigposter Illustration. 
Taking place at The Work Shop at 6:30pm ... 86 Broadway, Chippendale (Sydney).

I'll be covering everything that you'll need to know about getting into Gigposter Illustration.
A course purpose built for illustrators and creators to become a successful gigposter illustrator.
Also the ideal course for people in bands who want to stand out from the crowd with better posters/

The Drum Media (Sydney street-press) did a feature article on the upcoming course.
And we talked a little about my life as an illustrator and the process behind gigposters.

Tickets available from: www.work-shop.com.au/course/gig-poster-illustration-with-sindy-sinn





 

'EVIL MARY' at Mary's Newtown. 


One of Newtown's newest and raddest bars asked if I could deface their walls. 
They've got a killer setup ... and serve-out the meanest burgers and craft beers in town.
I said "YES!" and I put together, what shall affectionately be known as, The Evil Mary.

On Monday the 5th of August, I went in. Armed with a bag of paint and a ladder.
The Evil Mary came to life around 4pm, just in time for the flood-gates to open.
If you're a Sydneysider ... get to 6 Mary St Newtown and grab yourself a beer.


 

SUPER exhibition: THE GHOST WHO SNACKS 


I was recenly asked by the party-hungry men of The Roost Creative to be a part of their exhibition.
The show was called SUPER and was to feature artists each picking their own superheroes to draw.

Every since I was a kid, I've had a fascination with superpowerless-superheros.
Normal everyday-dudes, who for SOME reason take it upon themselves to fight crime.
One of my favourites has always been The Phantom, The Ghost Who Walks.

I used to wake up early to watch before 'DEFENDERS OF THE EARTH' before school.
And thought he was so rad, living in his skull-cave... halfway between the jungle and the sea.
Plus he had his twin-pistols, sweet skull rings, and to top it off, a pet wolf named Devil.

I just always thought the purple dude oozed cool... from deep within his purple-onesie.
Sadly the cartoons and the comics never really explained how much he liked to party.

Below is the poster for the show, which was held at Curve Gallery Newcastle, and my process sketch.
And at the bottom is my finished piece titled 'THE GHOST WHO SNACKS'.


 
  
 

SCREENPRINTING: 'ROCKSTAR'S GRAVE' and 'RAISE THE DEAD' 


In June, I was asked by Arcade Screenprinting to be a part of an upcoming exhibition.
Called ROCK SCREEN PAPER, the theme for the show was screenprinted rockposters.
The exhibition included such artists as Ben Brown, Blair Sayer, Mike Watt and Lachlan Bruce.


I contributed two pieces, the first titled 'Rockstar's Grave' the second 'Raise The Dead'.

Rockstar's Grave is a tribute to dead musicians and "the unwritten songs".

A tribute to the songs that artists like Jimi Hendrix and Freddy Mercury never got to write.
And Raise The Dead is a poster for a fake radio-show I invented "in thousands of years".
That in the future, all the bands from what we call "the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s" will be passed away.

I had so much fun drawing and screenprinting these pieces, that I decided to share some of my process.

The video is the creation of Raise The Dead from the digital stage to the finished screen print.

 


 




 

'ORGANIC' EXHIBITION: ESPIONAGE GALLERY (ADELAIDE) 


On Thursday the 30th of May, I'll have some artwork on the walls of Adelaide's Espionage Gallery.
The 'ORGANIC' themed exhitibition, is being hosted and sponsored by Subterraneous Screen Printers

When given the concept for the exhibition, I knew I wanted my art to be slightly outside of the box.
Although I understand and appreciate the idea of 'organic living' ... it's just not something I do.

However, I care about the planet and in particular, I'm really against littering and pollution.
So I used this mindframe to tackle the show's theme and depicted nature ... finally fighting back.

Please note: I must put a huge thank you out to Toby Allender of Subterraneous Screen Printers. 
Getting the art on the walls wouldn't have been possible without his hard work and printing-passion.



 
 

 






 
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