‘Actuality’ actually finds a home.

Another successful participation exercise in the Immanuel Arts Festival has come to a close. The work was unsold, however finds a new home way down south, in a little place called Hobart, Tasmania. The power of today’s social media, I guess. Much thanks to the model, Krisztina, for the tireless efforts in getting this pose right. Bring on Immanuel Arts Festival 2019 …

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– Martin “Woody” Robinson –

 

2018 Immanuel Arts Festival

Participating once again in the Sunshine Coast’s largest arts festival, held at the Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim, from May 24 – 27, 2018. Intense time to complete this soft pastel work by this Sunday’s afternoon deadline! My kingdom for a proper art studio! Or a decent easel! My knees are killing me!

 

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– Martin “Woody” Robinson –

Barbrady is in a funk!

Cheer him up! The latest from Woody and the Schlock Gang is out now! Select the Cartoons category at the top menu and …

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– Martin “Woody” Robinson –

Quietly pushin’ on …

A lull of magnitude nine (amount of weeks in-between!) in blog proceedings, however stuff has been a-happenin’ here at Woody’s Studio.

Participating once again in the Immanuel Arts Festival for 2018, which is held in late May, followed with entering into the Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing to have a chance of being a finalist in August.

Home run! Caricatures for another wedding! This time for a lovely couple in Canada who just love their baseball team of the Toronto Blue Jays. A portrait commission has also come my way, where I can utilise my continual practise with soft pastels.

The next quirky installment of Woody and the Schlock Gang is to be released in the next week or so, and soon, a chance to find out what each of the characters are about – in the most unlikely of places around the Sunshine Coast! Keep those homo sapien eyes peeled …

2018 Immanuel Arts Festival

The Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing

 

– Martin “Woody” Robinson –

The Brain of Mr Downes

2018 begins with a ‘flu virus and a lot of figuring out on what could shape this year for Woody’s Studio. Recently, however, I had the great pleasure of having a coffee with the one and only Mr Christopher Downes – one of Australia’s illustrating and cartooning extraordinaires and 3-times nominated finalist at Australia’s 2017 Stanley Awards (‘Oscars’ for Australia’s professional cartooning and illustration peoples).

A good hour was spent on picking his brains about the industry and himself, along with plenty of sound advice. Truly grateful and very thankful for his time and effort. Hopefully, I can make it to the 2018 Stanley Awards and learn even more from him and others.

Thank you, Mr Downes. You can have your brain back now.

Mercury cartoonist an award finalist

The Cartoons Of Christopher Downes

@CJDownes

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– Martin “Woody” Robinson –

The Schlock Gang love Mondays …

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Why not visit the gang and cheer them up a bit? The latest Woody and the Schlock Gang comic strip out now!

– Martin “Woody” Robinson –

 

Curves and Community

Once again, I am participating in the tremendous worthwhile exhibition, Celebration of the Female Form. Held in Jugglers Art Space, Fortitude Valley, artists of many backgrounds get their chance to express their skills of what the female form is through their eyes.

This is a fundraising event for The Brisbane Domestic Violence Service, organised from the unbelievable efforts of Vanessa Swift and her team. Voyeurism can do good! Succumb to your intrigue and come along! Exhibition runs from 10 – 21 November, 2017. More details can be found at the following links

Celebration of the Female Form Website

Celebration of the Female Form Facebook

Jugglers Art Space

Please be aware this is a R18+ event. Things may get a bit naughty!

From the land of the rising sun …

An absolute pleasure to meet again with the amicable tree hugger, Yuri Hira. Friendship knows no borders, or hemispheres for that matter.

– Martin “Woody” Robinson –

 

 

 

A state of adhesive despair!

When every dollar is stretched and there’s the need for adhesive envelope labels. Scraps are begged for. The desperation is real …

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– Martin “Woody” Robinson –

The state of a yo-yo, yo …

What has eventuated the last few weeks? A completion of a caricature for one thing. A revamp underway on the online presence of Woody’s Studio. Completing steward duties for Architects of Air’s Arboria Luminarium, as part of the Horizon Festival held here, on the Sunshine Coast (Queensland, Australia). Incredible colour sensory overload. Unfortunately, this has resulted in contracting a virus. Joy. Oh, well, fortis in arduis.

A start been made on work for the upcoming Celebration of the Female Form exhibition, which may, or may not be a tad cheeky …

Amongst all this, this creative mind is one of a yo-yo state … the end of the year is approaching and decisions need to made when ‘drifty’ has come in to roost. Does that make sense?

– Martin “Woody” Robinson –