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Mighty Ape Armageddon Poster
20 October, 2012



Halo 4 themed Auckland Armageddon 2012 poster for Mighty Ape. Microsoft was interested in getting our characters involved with the Halo 4 franchise (for the Auckland Armageddon Expo). I had to concept design the poster first for Microsoft (US) and 343 Studios to approve. Lucky they liked my first concept, it was signed off with no request changes.




XCOM: Enemy Unknown Mighty Ape Facebook cover. There's actually more MA art, but I won't be able to upload those yet until they've run their course over at Mightyape.co.nz :)



I had to take a break from drawing Mighty Ape characters and ended up doing quick sketches of the staff instead!
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Mighty Ape wins web awards!
21 September, 2012


Netguide's 2012 Web Awards in New Zealand

Yay Mighty Ape won 4 awards at the 2012 Web Awards including the big one, Overall Best Site, woho! I got invited along this year so that was nice! However I did feel a bit out of place :P




and more Mighty Ape artwork.
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Frontier Studio
11 August, 2012



One of my concept art for Frontier Studio, the Dakonus faction (bad guys!)




and more Mighty Ape stuff.
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Mighty Ape expo poster and more
30 June, 2012




More Mighty Ape art as always. But there's a new project that should come to light at this year's Armageddon Expo in Auckland (Oct). There are others also in the works but I have no idea when those will be ready.
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ImagineFX issue 84
9 June, 2012


Here's the two page spread of my work setup, featured in ImagineFX magazine issue 84. The UK edition is currently out, US edition will be June and Australia/New Zealand in July.

Apart from my setup photo, I briefly decribe my day to day with the Mighty Ape team and other indie projects.
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Frontier: The Rising Shadow
24 May, 2012


Helping out the team at Frontier Animation Studio to clean up some of their storyboards. I've uploaded one of the shots, you can visit more info about this on their Facebook page here www.facebook.com/FrontierAnimation. Portfolio page also updated.
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Sketches
23 May, 2012


These are just inspirational sketches from Frontier: The Rising Shadow project, they are not official concepts, just something I did in my own time.
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Mighty Ape Facebook cover art
15 May, 2012


Some Mighty Ape Facebook cover art.
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Mighty Ape used and unused sketches
9 May, 2012


Unused first concept of Mighty Ape's Diablo 3 Facebook cover (bottom) and unapproved Lollipop Chainsaw sketch Facebook cover. Also added WIP sketch of the approved Diablo 3 Mighty Ape's cover.
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Mighty Ape poster!
21 April, 2012


Mighty Ape's yearly attendance at Armageddon Expo in New Zealand, here is Wellington's poster art.
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Mighty Ape toy!
24 March, 2012

We have a Mighty Ape plush toy! Production and physical toy design by Garmonsway Toys. If you're interested you can grab them off Mighty Ape's website. I've also uploaded more new Mighty Ape artwork, nothing unusual there!
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2009 Short film concept art
22 January, 2012




Here are my concept art designs for a short film done back early 2009, I am unsure of the film's state, I believe it's been cancelled. I've also managed to track down some released 3D models from the film.
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Tattoo commission
21 January, 2012


Start the year off with a tattoo commission for a work colleague at Mighty Ape

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New sketches for 2012
19 January, 2012




The last round of 2011 Mighty Ape artwork. Now to start a whole new blank page for 2012.

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Last update for 2011
23 December, 2011


Some last minute remaining artwork for Mighty Ape and unused artwork for one of their canned projects last year.

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Mighty Ape and Trish update #2
11 December, 2011








There will be some new exciting stuff next year and beyond, joint ventures with other artist and all that :P

Buxom Burlesque artbook has been cancelled, I've decided to focus time and money on the other thing that'll be announced soon! Here is the unfinished teaser promo art.


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Mighty Ape and Trish update
4 November, 2011








Not sure what happen to October, it just flew by. I think these are all the artwork I've uploaded, I've been managing so many different projects I don't remember what I've drawn. Armageddon Mighty Ape poster and their 36 staff artwork. Also a new updated Trish for her Youtube channel.

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Mighty Ape art
27 September, 2011


New Mighty Ape art from past website features/events.

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Mighty Ape art
13 August, 2011




Busy few months, here are new Mighty Ape art that's already been released on the official site, and unused concept mascot designs for NZflatmates.

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Mighty Ape art
21 June, 2011


Some Mighty Ape art for ths month. Tamer's Tale will be playable soon! I'm currently working on the key art and website for launch.

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Mighty Ape Anime poster
4 June, 2011


Here is Mighty Ape's promo apperance poster for 2011 Armageddon Expo Anime Convention in Dunedin.

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Slippery Sid
1 June, 2011



Recently launched Android phone game Slippery Sid. I designed the character Sid and some game art assets (some background, icon and Sid in-game sprites animation) for launch, there will be more updates soon, you can visit the developers official site here.



Surprise!.. more Mighty Ape art
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More Mighty Ape Monkeys
7 May, 2011


The regular Mighty Ape artwork updates.
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Jellybean Kingdom
30 April, 2011


Concept art for Rebel Signal side project, here are some artwork from Jellybean Kingdom done back in 2010.
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Mighty Ape art update
25 April, 2011


More Mighty Ape art, included some old unused sketch of Al and the recent Easter wallpaper for the website.

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Mighty Ape Armageddon Expo poster #2
8 April, 2011


2nd poster art
for Mighty Ape at Wellington's Armageddon Expo 2011
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Mighty Ape's April Fool concept
16 March, 2011


My concept pitch for Mighty Ape's April Fool gag on their website. Unfortunately it was cancel early this month due to unavailable resources to carry this through. The artwork was a parody of Lucasarts old popular adventure game, "The Secret of Monkey Island" box art. The gag was eventually an adventure game based on Mighty Ape characters called "The Secret of Mighty Ape Island", limited edition will receive a batch of free bananas. :P

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New Mighty Ape art
15 March, 2011


My regular Mighty Ape artwork updates :P

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Character design
3 March, 2011




Here's some artwork for the New Zealand World Bombing Championships. The male character is currently being used to promote and for their official t-shirts, however the female concepts didn't make the cut ;)

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Mighty Ape stuff
31 January, 2011


Well, I'm starting off the new year with more Mighty Ape art.

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Mighty Ape boxing day artwork
26 December, 2010


Second to last artwork for Mighty Ape this 2010, boxing day sale.

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2010 Mighty Ape art
24 December, 2010


Rounding off some stray Mighty Ape art that were launched from the website, 2010 have been a busy year for Mighty Ape art. 2011 will hopefully be crazier ;)

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Nigella Lawson Commission Art
22 December, 2010


The rare commission art I do now :( I couldn't take on anymore this year. I'm not sure if I'll have time next year, there is literally a lot of things for me to draw each week.

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Mighty Ape Christmas art
20 December, 2010


I'm not exactly sure what happen, all I remember is when November started, I have been drawing and designing pretty much non-stop. Happy holidays everyone :P There will be new art updated here until the new year. I *should* have some new annoucements very early next year with my art (something about Space Chronicles finally!) and new projects for 2011. Also here is Mighty Ape's Christmas Marathon art.


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Mighty Ape at NZ Armageddon Expo
25 October, 2010








I wasn't able to attend this year's Armageddon Expo in Auckland, but it looked fun :) Here are photo taken by the Mighty Ape team with the banner and poster I created for them :D
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Gameplanet art
10 October, 2010


Gameplanet 10th birthday website wallpaper. Short deadline to complete this artwork but I managed to knock in 12 gaming characters.
Click here for larger version

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Art and stuff
1 October, 2010


As always more Mighty Ape art :) and yes more to come :P




Some quick project audition sketches.
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Mighty Ape art
8 September, 2010


More Mighty Ape art, including some unreleased ones, you can read about one of them here :) I've also updated my portfolio list
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Character commission
6 September, 2010


Character commission Trish for her Youtube channel page.
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Mascot sketch
23 August, 2010


Character design sketch for a NZ website, the project got cancelled a few weeks ago, so here are the concept art.
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Sketch gallery updated
18 August, 2010


Finally some sketches! done these today, took sometime off work :P Don't think I've seen a dragon wielding a sword and shield before.
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Iconic Woman concept art
17 August, 2010


Cancelled 2009 videogame concept art pitch for GCF Entertainment LLC. I had to produce quite a bit of artwork within a short deadline.
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Mighty Ape again!
16 August, 2010


More Mighty Ape artwork.. and probably more later.. There will be new non-Mighty Ape related sketches soon, yay!
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More Mighty Ape artwork
23 July, 2010


The usual update :P enjoy! I think...
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Trailer now online!
22 July, 2010


Yay it's finally up, The Skeleton Queen short film trailer, website as well :) Thank you to Ian Lopez and his exceptional animators from class 09ADAN04. The full film is still being edited, I'm not sure when that will be out, but for now I've put together a trailer and website dedicated to everyone involved with the film.
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Warcraft Tattoo
21 July, 2010


Work colleague Rhia had the Warcraft tattoo finished last week :D Here is what it looks like :) Cool! You can view the larger version here.
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New Mighty Ape art
25 June, 2010


Another Mighty Ape art for their Daily Deals Marathon which ended last night.
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New and old art
20 June, 2010


Some characterture artwork for members of Team Fury (UK Paintball team) check out their website here

Along with this update I've uploaded some early 2009 work that was cancelled, bunch of naughty artwork :P I forgot I did them!, so here they are...



More updates soon, hopefully some new Pin-ups and sketches :/
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Bunker Production 2009 art
13 June, 2010


Here are some old 2009 artwork for Bunker Productions, girl for t-shirt and unrelease poster design :P
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More Mighty Ape art
03 June, 2010

Regular update on Mighty Ape art :) Check their website for new art stuff soon ;)
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Unfinished sketch
15 May, 2010

Forgot I did this little sketch of Rubi from videogame Wet. I think I did this late December 09, it was another pin-up art.
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Girl sketches
14 May, 2010

Some random girl sketches! Will post more next week I think.
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Pin-Up gallery updated
7 May, 2010

Finally updated my pin-up gallery, more to come! and sketches too. Pin-up are Miranda and Samara from Mass Effect 2.
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More Mighty Ape art
1 May, 2010

Wow it's already 1st May, I've been grinding through work since my last update. There is a new pin-up on the way if I can find some more time to finish it. Here is the latest batch of Mighty Ape art, including the Facebook avatars, Easter and Australian launch artwork.

Those that visit this site in relation to Mighty Ape, there will be more Facebook art, I've already done some new ones but they are for certain events, so keep checking ;)
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Commission Art
4 April, 2010

Here's a World of Warcraft fan art commission for a work colleague that'll be used as a tattoo design. Will post the results when she does it :P
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Sketch Gallery updated
2 April, 2010

Been really busy for the past few weeks, barely any time to do side sketches, I manage to squeeze some through few days ago, here they are! all male sketches, I'll do some ladies soon or actually upload a new pin-up for 2010 ;)
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Virtual Business Card
2 March, 2010

Playing around with Rubie art and decided to create a virtual business card. I've never made one before for my website, I figure it'll be interesting to see what my business card would look like :P Large version here!
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More Mighty Ape artwork
1 March, 2010

Artwork from last week's Daily Deals Marathon and a updated Al slips artwork for the website. I've also included a larger version of the Marathon artwork

Also new mascot for my website, Rubie! which you probably didn't miss, she's on the top left!
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Unfinished kinky website
28 February, 2010

We're going back in time this week! Here are unfinished artwork for an interactive website I was hired to work on mid 2009, the project has been halted for sometime now.
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Bunker Production poster
27 February, 2010

New Bunker Production Chaos Jungle poster released for UK Paintball event in April 2010, created this artwork back in October 09 :)
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Sketch Gallery updated
20 February, 2010

Yay finally, some random sketches from this week to start off 2010 sketch gallery.
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Mighty Ape artwork update
7 February, 2010

More Mighty Ape artwork, including character design for their new Youtube video advert.
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The Cunning Little Vixen art
6 February, 2010

Here are the remaining Vixen art from the opera show. Some altered backgrounds, 2 new animated scenes and concepts for the new 2010 posters.
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The Cunning Little Vixen Auckland Tour
28 January, 2010

People waiting for the Vixen opera to start


And then more people! (with bad photography from me!)


Early Vixen posters were on display


All of my sketches and designs for this project were
slideshow before the opera started



That was a fun show, I really enjoyed it. Good to finally met the Nimby Opera crew backstage after the show :)
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Space Chronicles theme
19 January, 2010

Here is the full Space Chronicles main theme composed by Sam Hulick back in 2008, I finally got around to include it on my youtube account. Sam Hulick is also a co-composer for Xbox360/PC videogame Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 which is out next week, can't wait to play it! ;P
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The Cunning Little Vixen Tour
5 January, 2010

The Cunning Little Vixen posters for 2010 tour. Larger version here.
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More Mighty Ape artwork
4 January, 2010

Last of the 2009 Al artwork for Mighty Ape recently used on their website and emails.
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Pete's Captain Eva tattoo
3 January, 2010

Pete from California, United States has sent me a photo of his Captain Eva tattoo. Cool!
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UK Paintball logo
2 January, 2010

Character logo for UK paintball organizer Bunker Productions. There's also a bikini version for the t-shirts :P
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Chloe Vevrier pin-up
28 December, 2009

Happy holidays everyone. The last pin-up for 2009, I'v chosen German erotic model Chloe Vevrier :P More artwork will be updated at the start of 2010! including new The Cunning Little Vixen posters.
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Bunker Production posters
13 December, 2009

Here is a Bunker Production paintball promo poster I did way back in June, more of these on the way next year ;P
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Mighty Ape artwork
03 December, 2009

Some Mighty Ape early concepts and artwork of Al
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The Trick Wizard logo
15 November, 2009

Here is a character logo for renowed trials rider Jason Finn, whose also with the Top Gear Live tour coming to New Zealand early 2010.
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The Skeleton Queen & other project concepts
14 November, 2009


Here are The Skeleton Queen artwork I've done for Natcoll's 3D animated short film take on my comic book creation. The film is almost done, hats off to them for doing a great job on recreating my characters into 3D and animation produced by the talented folks at Natcoll!




Not all projects go smoothly, here is a project that fell through during production. I've uploaded some of it's concepts and designs.

Will have more stuff uploaded soon. Still busy so haven't gotten around to answering a few emails.
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The Skeleton Queen test renders
23 October, 2009


I've uploaded a couple of work in progress shots of The Skeleton Queen short film that's currently produced entirely at Natcoll Design Technology School. If your interested you can watch a running trailer at their booth at NZ Armageddon Expo this weekend.

Slow but very busy past few weeks for me, there is a bottleneck of emails to reply, so apologies if your still waiting. New pin-up (Rubi from videogame Wet!) soon, as soon as I get any kind of free time to finish it.
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Sketch Gallery update
09 October, 2009


Girlie cartoon sketches from a couple of days ago.
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Horror poster style pin-up
03 October, 2009


I was watching some old horror movie trailers on youtube awhile back, I thought it'll be cool if it's the other way around for a change ;P
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I'm in Pulp Magazine!
25 September, 2009


Pulp Magazine spring edition is out now, which has 10 pages guide to Creative Education. I was interviewed about animation and freelancing, I've taken a photo of the page that features me (the middle column!) with my life drawing to the bottom left and one of my commission art as my main picture :P
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The Skeleton Queen voice cast
23 September, 2009


The Skeleton Queen voiced by New Zealand stage actress Dorren Kemeys, Xana will be voiced by C4TV presenter Helena McAlpine.
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The Skeleton Queen short film
10 September, 2009


My 2008 mini comic The Skeleton Queen included as part of a compilation with DMC New Ground comic book, will be made into a 3D animated short film. Produced at Natcoll Design Technology, I will be the Art Director for this project. I've written a new story for this project and designed new characters and sets, including existing ones - Xana, Bear and The Skeleton Queen will be in the film.

We've released a teaser poster, 3D model of Xana made by Ian Lopez of Natcoll (poster pose designed by me! ;) Note to international visitors, that's New Zealand summer 2009 :)

That's as much as I can say for now, will release more information as we get closer to finishing this project, there will be a trailer but I'm not sure when yet. A new website for this project will also be created - more info on that soon!
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