Here's a little test animation loop of a kick-push cycle I've been making this week. I sketched this self-portrait last week and thought it'd be a nice Flash project to play around with. I'm still working on the background, so I've used this Sega Wonder Boy background as a placeholder for this test export... (click image to open)
Sketchbook self-portrait. Two close-up details of a character I'm building in Flash for an upcoming collaborative project.
I did a t-shirt delivery run around Melbourne on Sunday. I probably won't be getting any more of this design made up, but I have about 5 shirts leftover of varying sizes which I'll put in the store soon. The middle photo is of an alleyway in Geelong that I photographed years ago and drew/inked recently (for sale if anyone's interested).
Some close-up panels from Cadaver Dave...
Final image is another sneak peek at a design for something that's been happening behind closed doors for the past few months, soon to be revealed. For now here's a bit of a teaser... www.yocrib.com.au
Wednesday 17th July, 2013
Ok, so this is going to be a bit of a mass update since I haven't posted anything here in a while!
First up is a commissioned piece I just finished for a friend who wanted something to brighten up her 5 month old son's bedroom. So we came up with a family of sloths, because they're quite simply awesome animals...
If that ^ image looks familiar at all it's because it's based off an animation that I made a few months back with another good friend and talented artist, Rick Chesshire, which we entered into the March 'Loop de Loop' competition under the 'Frantic' theme. I think I plugged it on my facebook fan page but realised I never posted it here. You can still watch the loop here if you missed it!
So I've been in my new Geelong workspace/studio for 5 weeks now and it's going great, getting lots of stuff done! I've gone from spending 3+ hours a day on public transport to get to/from work in Melbourne, to throwing on my backpack and skating 5 minutes into town to work all day here. I'm loving it. I'm sharing the space with my pals who run Robot Army Productions (pic on the right down there) check them out if you're after killer video work!
I'm in here full-time working on my graphic novel Cadaver Dave which has been many, many years in the making but I'm rolling steadily ahead on it now which feels as great as I knew it would once I finally had the time to spend on it. But I'm also starting up a new clothing business with a friend and investing a lot of time working on designs and getting ready to launch that in the next month or two.. stay tuned! Here's a couple of shots of Cadaver pencils from my Instagram (@jacenthuzed).
And finally, just a couple pics of some old sketches I found recently from the Fun DMC comic I did for People Under The Stairs. I had a couple people ask about getting the comic made up as posters, so if you'd like a set just email me at jacpoole[at]gmaildotcom. I'm not making money off of these btw, just covering printing costs and postage.
Anyway, that's it for now but I'll be posting again soon with info on that business I mentioned and more sneak peeks at Cadaver Dave progress!
Thursday 25th April, 2013
Alright, I've had a lot of emails come through the past few weeks about these Seddon shirts, people asking if they're too late to order one... the answer is you're not too late! I sold out of the second printing so I'll be be putting another order through at the beginning of May.
I'm limiting the colourway to just black ink on 'heather grey' (as pictured) for this next batch.. please email me jacpoole[at]gmail[dot]com with your orders and for payment details. Toddler sizes are also available and shirts are $25 each.
In other news, I made a pretty big decision this last week that I'm super excited about.. I had been saving up to take a big trip to the US and Canada mid-year, but I changed my mind after some serious thinking on it and decided to use that money to instead stay home and work on my graphic novel full-time. Finally finish the thing. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time, and now that I actually have the means to do it, I'm jumping in feet first.
I've also got a couple other projects that need some serious time invested in them, along with some animation stuff that I started a little while back and haven't been able to spend much time on either, so yeah... that's my plan!
Sunday 3rd March, 2013
Here's a shirt I had printed up last week, just in time for the Seddon Festival in Melbourne yesterday! I actually drew this design a couple years back while I was living there but never had the money to get any screenprinted until now. I had 3 different colour shirts available in sizes from Youth Small to XL and pretty much sold out within a few hours and had enough positive responses and people asking for reprints that I'm taking orders to get another batch printed!
A few pics (the shirt pictured is a men's small)...
Mens: Small - 2XL
Ladies: XS - XL
Kids: YXS - YL
...or if you want smaller I can also do toddler sizes, just ask me in the email and I'll give you measurements of what's available. I'm offering the shirt in 4 colours: Heather Grey (pictured above), Dark Heather Grey (adult sizes only), White and Army Green so let me know what colour you'd like too.
I'm looking at putting the next order through at the end of this week (8th March) so get your orders in now! Shirts will be available for pick-up in Seddon or I can mail your order out to you.
A few people asked yesterday what street it's based on - it's mostly Austin Street where I used to live, with a little bit of Charles Street and Pilgrim Street thrown in. Big thanks to anyone who picked up a shirt yesterday (even though we were just selling them on the downlow out of a bag on the sidewalk!), to Lee for helping me out all day and also a huge thanks to Pina at A & D Printing in Melbourne for rushing my order through and doing a killer print job!
Got lots of exciting projects on the go at the moment! Things are super busy right now but I'll do my best to keep this place updated with new pics and details on what's up!
P.S. Happy birthday Brigitte!! :D
Thursday 3rd January, 2013
2013! There's been a pretty big absence here, but just a few weeks after my last post my life took a huuge shift.. at the same time as being put in a half-leg cast for 3 weeks for a broken foot (not skateboard related!), I found out I got a new job at an animation studio in Melbourne. Within two days of the cast came off and finishing up at my old job I joined the ranks at 12 Field Animation as a designer.
I've had a bit of learning curve getting my head around Flash again, so I've been working on something of my own at home in my spare time, trying to tighten the skills and have something to show at the end of it... I'll post some animation of this scene soon - it's still a work in progress. It's based on a story I originally wrote to be a comic, so we'll see where this goes...
There's a few more new things to check out in the gallery that I haven't posted here. Also if you're interested my instagram where I post a lot of this stuff is @jacenthuzed. Happy new year! :)
Friday 13th July, 2012
Here's something I drew up last night in celebration of the last Friday the 13th of 2012! I worked today so barely had enough time to scan this let alone colour it, but here's the pencils for now...
Edit: Also, I noticed I still get a few hits every month from people searching for the guitar tab of The Divinyls' I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore, so here's the text file again.
Thursday 5th July, 2012
So this isn't really 'art' related, but in my last post I mentioned something about a website I was making for my old band, A Silent Betrayal. I finished it off a few weeks ago but have only now got around to sharing the link here (click image to visit site). While talking to a friend a little while back I realised it's now 10 years since we became the 5-piece we were, which seems totally crazy to me now, but I took it as a good opportunity to make something in memory of it.
While I was going through photos and old recordings I came across a song 'One Last Try' that I'd almost completely forgotten we'd written and asked PJ if he remembered it... turns out I'd also forgotten we did a studio recording of it in 2004 but never released it for whatever reason. I do remember it was always a blast to play live, one of my favourite songs of ours, but I think at the time we thought the recording was a bit too long and needed editing or something, and so we shelved it. But we decided to put it up now for people to check out.
We're all really proud of what we did with this band, the music we made... it was such a huge part of our lives and I can say without a doubt I had some of the best times of my life in this band, playing music with these guys. And with Damo gone now we wanted to share this part of the legacy he left behind. He really was an exceptionally talented musician, anyone who played alongside him or even saw him do his thing on stage could see that, but more than that he was also one of the most incredibly genuine people I've ever known... humble, respectful, passionate, kind.. a true gentleman. And not a day goes by I don't think of him. We miss you bro. xo
Tuesday 5th June, 2012
'Bout time for an update! So lately I've been using my sister's car while she's away in the UK which has been pretty handy (much easier than skating home with a backpack and an enviro-bag full of heavy groceries!) and for the first few weeks of driving it around, the only CD's I really listened to was The Famine's 'The Architects Of Guilt' and a Snoop Dogg mix cd I'd made. For some reason after that I just felt the need to draw Snoop and this pic was my favourite of the bunch...
1. My apartment building 2. View from the bathroom window 3. Japanese Maple in the backyard
Saturday 17th March, 2012
Here's a shirt I drew up for the guys at the new Melbourne-based clothing label, Horror Apparel. They've just released their first lot of shirts, with other designs from the awesome Dave Undead and Mitch13... Available now from here.
Thursday 16th February, 2012
Wow, I've been really slack on the updates around here! I knew it was a while, but I didn't realise it was almost 3 months! I have sort of been hibernating lately, reading a lot, sketching, skating, just living life. I wish I had a bit more to post now though... I've got a few things in the works but I'm currently in one of those phases where I work on everything at the same time and don't seem to get anything finished. D:
Anyway, here's a sneak peek of something zombie-themed that I've been working on. I'll post the full details as soon as I can.
Tuesday 22nd November, 2011
It's about to click over to Wednesday and I should probably be in bed already since my brain shut down a couple hours ago, but here's a few slightly different versions of a logo I've been playing with...
The original sketch I worked from...
Monday 14th November, 2011
Here's the artwork I did for Admit One's 'Picture This' E.P. I haven't got a copy of the cd yet, but I'll snap some pictures of it when it arrives.
Update: I just edited the code at www.cadaverdave.com so clicking the page on screen advances to the next page of the story. Should work in IE now ;)
Sunday 30th October, 2011
Hello! So I'm a day early, but I have a Halloween treat for everyone! I've just put the second chapter to my graphic novel Cadaver Dave online - click the image below to go to www.cadaverdave.com to read. This is all I'll be putting online for now, hopefully you'll get to read the rest of it when it's eventually printed! ;D
I'll keep working on this comic in-between doing other work, so keep an eye out here (or facebook/tumblr) for updates and little snippets of art. I think I forgot for a while there how much I enjoy making comics until I got back into working on this.. and it's always encouraging when you feel like the latest thing you drew, inked or coloured is better than what you've done before. Thanks also for the great feedback I've been getting! It's truly awesome to know other people are as psyched to see this thing done as I am!
A few days into my work break though, I had a break of another kind... I came off off my skateboard during a slide stop and in a split-second decision (or maybe it was just stupid, dumb luck) I attempted to save my wrists/arms/face/glasses and took most of the fall on my ribs, breaking some as a result.
The first couple weeks after was pretty painful to breath, especially having asthma on top of it (yeah, I'm a massive nerd), but with the help of Nurofen 3 times a day, I'm not doing too bad now. Really just grateful I didn't break anything that would stop me from drawing!
It's funny, lots of people lately have told me how dangerous skating is, but only a couple weeks earlier I worked out that I was skating anywhere from 4.4km to 10km a day, four or five days out of the week for the past 10 months and this is my first fall... so those odds aren't so bad if you ask me. And it's still 10x safer than cycling on the road with cars!
Saturday 8th October, 2011
Got a big box of these shirts sitting in our apartment, completely random sizes on black and white Gildans (ranging from toddler sizes to XXXL), so me and my cousin PJ, who played bass in Farewell Forever, are going to go through them pretty soon and work up a list of exactly what's in stock and we'll put them up for sale in my webstore. They'll be SUPER cheap, but sizes are very limited - as in we might only have one of your size - so don't sleep once they're up. I think I got the second last 'YL' size, pictured here...
The band isn't around any more unfortunately, and they only released a couple of songs but they still mean a lot to me. This was a true tribute band to the memory of Damien Morris, fronted by Damo's brother Luke and with other founding members of The Red Shore, A Silent Betrayal and No Plan B/Armageddon Sky making up the rest of the line-up. D.D.D.M.C.
Here's a link to my new Facebook 'fan' page that I mentioned in the last post, hit me up with a 'Like' if you're on there and tell your friends! I'm not too keen on fb much these days so I'm no longer using my personal profile but I am keeping a presence with this page instead...
By the way, a few people are adding my new profile that's linked to it, but it's purely there for admin reasons (ie. facebook won't let you manage a 'page' without having a profile as well) but there's nothing on there anyway so don't bother adding me on that one. Peace!
Saturday 1st October, 2011
So today, while the rest of the town I live in was watching some men chase a ball around a big oval for a couple hours, I was happily oblivious, listening to tunes and busy creating WWW.CADAVERDAVE.COM!!! I've only put the first chapter up for now - I originally had 18 pages up - but I decided to hold off on posting the second one until I can put the complete chapter up and I realised I still need to fix a few things on the last couple pages. They'll be up alongside chapter one in the next couple of weeks, stay tuned!
I also just created a new Facebook 'fan page' for my work... I'll throw a badge up here soon for it, but for now just search for 'Jaclyn Poole | Illustration, Comics & Design', click the 'Like' button and show me some love! I'll be deleting my personal profile for good pretty soon (it's been deactivated for weeks) and just using that one from now on and posting a lot more art-related stuff.
Reeeeally hoping to set up my new studio this month too with some time off from my day job! :D
Time for a drink.
Monday 26th September, 2011
CD cover for Nathan Seeckts' Deviation Road E.P. This was a nice little project, Nath gave me a couple of reference pics but pretty much said 'do your thing' - thanks Nath! Deviation Road is that road you can see winding down the hills in the background, from Geelong down to Fyansford. I grew up about a 7 minute walk away from the top of the very back hill that overlooks this whole valley so although I used a few google map images as reference for this angle, a fair chunk of it is just how my mind remembers it.
I also found these old logo designs from my student days and thought I'd post 'em up. I think it was an Adobe Illustrator assignment where we had to redesign a logo for a company we thought needed rebranding.
And coming soon... COMICS!!!
I'll be putting the first two chapters of Cadaver Dave online in a little while. I've only shown a few panels or random pages up until now but figured I might as well show what I've got since most of it was drawn like 5 years ago now anyway. I came across my thumbnails of the third chapter in the back of my sketchbook (I used to draw them on my train commute), read through them and got all siked on working on comics again! More on this soon.
I finally got around to re-uploading my previous site with the past 2 years worth of blog posts... check it out here. Hopefully there's not too many broken links. I haven't had a lot to post here (despite feeling like I'm working constantly) but I'll be doing a solid update with new art soon, and you can always check out my Tumblr which is kept pretty up to date.
Lately I've been going through some old backup discs trying to find something and I kept coming across old website designs and I realised I've been doing this for a while now... it's been 10 years since I started learning how to make websites, that's insane!
I originally started out with a geocities site in 2001, then a friend hosted me on an artist site called shoboken for a while until I launched enthuzed.net in 2002. Anyway, I managed to get a few screengrabs of some of the old designs and thought I'd throw them up here. There's quite a lot of designs missing, some of my backup discs won't even read so I guess they're gone forever. Some of these early ones are pretty funny, I'd saved a couple of screenshots back when I created them using Windows95 or something - you can see Kazaa running in the taskbar of one of them, haha.
10 YEARS OF BLOGGING...
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1. 2002. jac.shoboken.net. earliest design I could find.
2. 2002. original 'enthuzed' website. made using Flash, had lots of cool animations as part of the design.
3. 2002. don't think this design lasted too long. No Plan B link ;)
4. 2003. got bored of this one real quick too.
5. 2004. gasmask design.
6. 2005. i had another, better, red version of this design which I can't find.
7. 2006. lowrider design v.1. i dug this site, it was just a nightmare to update.
8. 2007. lowrider design v.2.
9. 2009. streetscape design. keeping it simple. that banner drawing is the 2nd panel of my Cadaver Dave comic.
Sunday 10th July, 2011
I started a tumblr today! Will try to keep it all original content. Mass uploading commencing...
Friday 8th July, 2011
My lunch break today...
Monday 27th June, 2011
Apologies for the lack of updates around here! A lot has been going on in the past 2 months and I haven't had much time for updating this thing. I've just moved house so it's been a whirlwind of searching for a new place to live, trying to keep on top of illustration work, slugging it out at my day job, packing/moving/unpacking etc.
But I'm pretty much all settled now (broke and living on bachelorette chow and beer, but settled) living in an apartment building that I've wanted to live in since I was a kid which is kind of funny - and completely awesome. Only now I'm getting distracted by this view from my balcony every time I turn around from my work area...
Anyway, a lot of what I'm working on can't really be shown yet but here's a sneak peek at a few things in the works. Click for slightly bigger version..
From the same project..
And this next one's for a big project which I'm really excited to be a part of and can't wait to talk about more on here...
I also want to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my beautiful goddaughter, Harper, who turns 3 years old TODAY! Much love kiddo! ♥ ♥ ♥
Tuesday 11th May, 2011
I was feeling inspired last night and decided it was time for a site redesign! The old one was getting a bit too much to handle, so I stripped it way back and I'm keeping things as simple as possible this time around. So fresh and so clean.
Here's something I drew a little while back for Friedcat Comix issue #1. I'm a massive geek for The Lost Boys, it's one of my regular background movies while I work, and I always wanted to do some kind of fanart for it. Everyone loves a vampire with a mullet...
I restocked 'Lost Cause' at Sticky Books in Melbourne cbd on Saturday - special price of $6!