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 –

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 –