Monday, 22 June 2009

New Site! Blog moved!

New Site! Blog moved!
Originally uploaded by PodgyPanda
yay! my site is finally up at

I've moved my blog over to my new site also, so if you could please update your bookmarks!

Thursday, 18 June 2009 is down

My apologies if you're trying to get onto my crappy holder page at, i've seem to have broken it when trying to install Wordpress, haha!

Hopefully it'll be up soon, and if i get it working, my blog will be relocating :) (cos.. thats what i intended to do 2 years ago when i took out my domain name.. slacker alert!)

<3 Rich

Lou Pimentel interveiwed on I Heart Cool

Artist Series: Lou Pimentel from I Heart Cool Stuff on Vimeo.

My good friend's Sakiwaki and GrimSanto from have started doing an Artist Series of interviews, starting with the ever-so-awesome Lou Pimentel! I remember meeting Lou on DeviantArt (.. yeah big woop wanna fight about it?) soo many years ago :) Click here to go to, read/watch the article and enter the contest, because, who doesnt want some original Lou artwork? (cos i sure do!)

(p.s. If i'm ever in NY and you find your lego Thesis peices missing Lou.. i didnt steal it. *heh*)

Monday, 15 June 2009

Saturday, 13 June 2009

This One Time by Nelson Boles

This one time... from nelson boles on Vimeo.

I've been on a "damn.. i gotta get back into animation" kick as of late, and upon my morning blog travels at, i came across this wicked animation by Nelson Boles.


kay. now to figure out how he made it :D cos it's super sweet!

The Latte Zoo

Totally awesome Latte art (via Poketo Blog) How cool was that pig!

Friday, 12 June 2009

Picnic 'n bunnies Birthday card!

last year a good buddy of mine asked me to create her a card to give her bf for his birthday, so i came up with this!

Outside of card :)

This is the card folded out :) it's got bunnies. and trees, and a floating picnic scene with food and faces! YAY! (thats her and her bf btw :) )

oh, the picnic scene is on Strings that you cant see! (because i'm magical and thats how i rollll)

Close up of the picnic! (nomnomnom bagels)

Flowers and sleepy bunnies :)

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Pixar Short Animation - Partly Cloudy

Came across this animation via a tweet on Twitter, it's a pixar short called "Partly Cloudy", i've never seen it before, i really enjoyed it! It's posted on a Russian Youtube, lol.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Robots 'n Kittens!

Robots 'n Kittens!
Originally uploaded by PodgyPanda
omg, best combination for a toy ever?!

picked up a japanese Evangalion blind box a few weeks ago, hoping to get this dude. and BAM! yay! (it helped that it weighed a fricken tonne compared to the other figures in the series)


Ahh! get it off get it off!


fun with toys.
(at a busy restaurant none-the-less. ppl must think we're bonkers :P)

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Rwar! t shirt design

Rwar! t shirt design
Originally uploaded by PodgyPanda
Been up all night working on this design, been stuck in my head for a while!

I designed Rwar (the purple monster) back in 2004 (seems so long ago) and really like him, so im going to try do some more stuff with him :D

Probably a 3 colour screenprint, Metallic gold (blingbling!) Black and White. Using the purple shirt colour for his skintone :D

What do you guys think? comments? i'll probably do a run of 50 shirts or something :D


Friday, 5 June 2009

<3 u VinylPulse!

Got a bit of a suprise this evening when i got home and saw my canvases i did for the Swoon show @ black maria gallery featured on VinylPulse! (link)

my first VP post! yay not a virgin no more tehehe :)

(sorry.. super excited.. oh look over there! a distraction! *runs away*

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

How to make your character Famous

Voltaire posted on his blog today an article called "How to make your Character Famous - the art of creation, liscening and promotion." I thought it was an excellent read, and gave an insight into how Voltaire got to where he is with his character Deady. yay! I thought i'd repost it here for you guys to read :)

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Moray McLaren’s “We Got Time” video

Saw this awesome music video on my blog travels this evening (via and thought it was pretty cool :)

quote "Using both praxinoscopes and the technique of matching up the frame rate of the spinning record to that of the camera, no computer super-imposing was used; what you see is what rolled off the camera. The transitions between each section of animation was created by simply cutting or wiping between the bits of footage."

Heres the making of movie (very very cool)

Monday, 1 June 2009

On the animation table tonight..

Inking up a doodle for a rather cool project :) it's 1/4 done!

(totally addicted to drawing those Kanye West glasses)

Moleskin sketch 1

Moleskin sketch 1
Originally uploaded by PodgyPanda
Yay! my gf gifted me with a sketchbook moleskin thingy, and heres my first sketch from it! yay! its a. um. girl! and she's on a mushroom! type thing.


wow i'm really creative with my descriptions at 2am..

Sunday, 31 May 2009

IGN Video: Mini Ninjas PlayStation 3 Trailer - Small Hero Trailer

IGN Video: Mini Ninjas PlayStation 3 Trailer - Small Hero Trailer

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how cool does this game look :)!

Misery's Little Drawing sale @ Alleluya Cafe

One of my favourite NZ artists, Misery, is having a wee sale of some illustrations of hers, quote "showcasing a series of original Misery illustrations over the next two weeks. Small drawings and cut outs from $15 to $120!"

Start Time:
Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 9:00am
End Time:
Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 4:00pm
Alleluya Cafe, St Kevins Arcade.
Karangahape Road
Auckland, New Zealand

Cant wait to pick me some sorta Misery goodness! yay!

Junko Mizuno - PureTrance figures

Originally uploaded by toysrevil2
Anyone that knows me knows i totally <3 Junko's work, and her figures from her graphic novel Pure Trance is set to release in a few days from Kidrobot.

eeeee! excited! theres a mini write up on Junko on the Kidrobot site here

(photo via

Thursday, 28 May 2009

6 pandas!

6 pandas!
Originally uploaded by PodgyPanda

6 mini Canvases (6" x 6") for the Swoon show @ Black Maria Gallery, LA mid June!

Acrylic on Canvas

Close up photos can be seen on my Flickr :)
Orange Panda
Purple Panda
Green Panda
Pink Panda
Yellow Panda
Blue Panda

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Mini Pandas WIP!

Mini Pandas WIP!
Originally uploaded by PodgyPanda
6 mini canvases (6in x 6in) with my wee panda logo :) (well.. pandas appearing soon hehe)

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Did someone say Steam Buns? second doodle for Swoon!

here's my second doodle for Swoon @ Black Maria Gallery in LA, mid june, titled "Did someone say Steam Buns?" (hehehhe)


here's both doodles together

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Doodle number 1 for Swoon @ Black Maria Gallery

Doodle #1 for the Swoon show @ Black Maria Gallery, LA mid june called Mr Cupcake turns 1!

Here's a shot of the doodle framed :) 8" x 10" NZ timber :) yay!

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Swoon - group art show

Super stoked :) lookies! my Panda on the showcard :)!

"Swoon is an inspirational group show that brings together an array of talented artists from around the globe. each piece created for the exhibition has a story behind it, and, reflects a special emotion, memorable dream, or precious memory from within its creator. the mission of this eclectic show is to invite the viewer into the artists realm, exploring together, these emotions. i hope when you view the show, you each take with you, an experience that makes you swoon."

Artists include:
64 colors, adolie day, andrew bell, ann-julie aubry, bec winnel, brent nolasco, christopher uminga, crystal wall lancaster, david wagner, dear earthling, drilone, elizabeth berdann, emily martin, jeannie lynn paske, jenna colby, jen lobo, jeremiah ketner, johnette napolitano, julie bossinger, julie west, june leeloo, kate keeler, kate lightfoot, katherine wilson, kendra binney, kristian adam, linda hagglund, lynette may, marion hawkes, naoko stoop, nathan lumm, podgypanda, robbie busch, shan michael evans, suzanne woolcott, walt hall, and more...

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

apple apple moustache!


my apple needed a face lift at work today.

(get it. apple, and apple macbook with a moustache? :D :D :D k i need sleep)

The beginnings of a doodle :)

For the Swoon show at Black Maria Gallery, LA in mid June!

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Moving Toys!

Getting new carpet tomorow, which means i gotta move EVERYTHING.. first to be packed up are my toys and paints :D

gonna miss u guys :(

Muscle March

LOL! how awesome does this game look :P

Monday, 11 May 2009

Yay New Technologiez *bbzz bzzz*

Hello everyone! I hope you're all well!
Sorry for the lack of blog updates, been busy with work. I decided to plunge into the worlds of Freelancing fulltime, been working on building a website, doing some brochures, and the odd Doodlin' inbetween. Fun times to be had :)

I picked up a new laptop (my bank balance is now empty, haha!) so i could be more mobile, as i currently have to catch 3 buses + walk 20 mins just to get into work. Yay go new shiny things!

Also Dual screened my iMac at home :) why? i dunno. my friend had his computer dual screen'd, and he's awesomesauce, so i wanted to be awesomesauce too! *hi Mat with 1 t* :D

hooray for messy desk >_>

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Friday, 24 April 2009

Sneaky peaky of a 'lil sumfin sumfin :) plus other life crap!

A close up shot of a test peice mr Kurt from 5280 Lasers has done for me, for a small project :) mmmm. laser engraving on wood *drools*

Now that i've sucked you in with the above image, GOOD NEWS! my tummy's pretty much all healed from the evilness of burst appendix's! *applause* Started back at work this week contracted to build a couple of websites. Which is all well, except i dont know what the hell im doing! been reading up on Joomla!, which is what they have currently been using to manage their content, looks fun and pretty straight forward from a noob's perspective. hah!

Wish me luck!

Sunday, 12 April 2009

1:20am sketching

started a new doodle for something? *shrugs*

gogo spacesuit bunny!!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Project Godson Doodled Canvas!

Here are some snaps of a doodled canvas I finished last week, dubbed "Project Godson" commissioned by mr wtfunks :) It's a 15inch x 15inch doodled sucker, took a while but well worth it :) Enjoy!

here's a slideshow for ya :)

more photos can be viewed via my flickr here!

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Doodled framed flower

A late bday present for my good buddy Teese :)! YAY!

Monday, 6 April 2009

Get well soon Adriana!

This is a small card for Little Adriana, who has stage IV Neuroblastoma :( Get well soon wee Adriana!

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Tomato Sauce and Mince Pie Flavoured chips. oh aye!

lol. its actually not too bad. quite addictive *nomnomnom*

Saturday, 28 March 2009


number 3 of 3 commissioned Autobot themed panted canvases :)

Heres all 3 canvases together :)

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Optimus Primape!

yay for more crappy photos!

number 2 of 3 in an autobot themed commission :)

Tuesday, 24 March 2009


Sorry for the crappy pic! (was in a hurry)

One of three Autobot themed commission 8 x 8 paintings :) It's Jazz! yay!

Wednesday, 18 March 2009


Here's a peice i submitted late last year for "Artism", a charity book with profits going to the National Autistic Society.

Stumbled upon this when i was looking for something else on my hdd ^^ Basically, we could only use 1 colour (and white), and the image had to send some kind of message.. or something like that (can't quite remember the brief now lol)

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Poopie Eyes

So, like, Tomorrow (wednesday) I'm going into hospital to have eye surgery, a procedure called "Bilateral Squint Surgery" It's not a major operation but it will fix my double vision and headaches (hopefully) ^_^ So i'll see you in about a week when my eyes are healed :D


Over the Weekend, my GF and I went up north to a place called Matakana (awesome little place!) which is about an hour out of Auckland, on the way we stopped by the Honey centre, which i remember visiting all the way back in 1995! (school camps ftw!) I just had to pick up a bottle of this stuff. and ZOMG it's sooo yum.

Monday, 2 March 2009


Kitty + Bumblee (from transformers) = Bumblekitty!


Brigid's Belated birthday minicard

Hehe, a quick self standing card for the ever so awesome Brigid :)

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Cupcake Kitchen

some inked characters for a little project i started. hehe mmmm cupcakes *drools*

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Cow Sketches

moo moo moo :)

I like coffee!

So, like, on Saturday my gf and I went to a 1 day espresso course at a community college, it was fun! It's SOOO hard to make the perfect shot :S as you can see from the pictures below

My first attempt :D

first attempt FAILED. was so gross lol.

I had 1 more attempt after that but it tasted the same hah.sour and under exposed. gross!
I got a fancy certificate saying i have completed the beginner course, so yay :D
now i need to save up for an espresso machine of my own so i can practise hehe :)

I also got recommended a movie called "Black Gold". It's about the Ethiopian Coffee bean industry.. If you're a coffee drinker, i highly recommend this movie (Fair trade coffee all the way!)

Monday, 23 February 2009

Do you know what really grinds my gears?

Loosing my bloody pencil case, with all my good pencils, pens and knife :( gawd dammit!

Friday, 20 February 2009

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

New Simpsons Intro + Action man Adam shirt!

The new Simpsons intro looks great :D love the elaborate ending part. haha!

Also my good buddy Marc dropped off a couple of Action man Adam shirts for my GF and I. super cool. cheers man!

Monday, 16 February 2009

Monday Postman Loves Me!

This morning i woke up to some goodies from the post!

Squink's Super Magical Cheesecake shirt! Very cool, shimmery gold on a lovely brown. I got number 1/20 :D Check it out here
Peabe's "myeah!" artbook. very very cool.

Hope everyone had a great valentines day and weekend! :)