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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy new year to all my followers from Drawon. First speed sketch of 2014 done with Sketchbook pro on my Wacom Companion sitting on the veranda enjoying a quiet new years day, took about half an hour from deciding what to draw the idea from the year of the wooden horse in the Chinese Calendar for 2014....Cheers .

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sydney Hobart yacht concepts

The 100 ft Wild Oats is the race favourite equipped with two new foils as well as its canting keel and the redesigned Wild thing which was ruled out of last years race after  a major design change.But this years Sydney Hobart could be the battle of the black hulls.
the 80 ft Bolin design Beau Gest and the 60 ft Carkeek design Ichi Ban two brand new super light racers. Good luck and safe sailing to all the entrants

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Feels like Christmas

Got this for my new Grandson......just what every little boy needs.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Have you got the tree yet ?

Created this image last year for the Flexitech group

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wacom Companion test demo Apple or Samsung e bike

Wacom Australia have kindly given me one of their Cintiq companions for an extended evaluation. As you have seen I regularly use my Samsung PC for sketching while mobile. Well here goes loaded sketchbook pro 6........for my first sketch I have revisited my idea of a Samsung or Apple electric bike concept, these two giants may inspire the way for new consumer lifestyle products, but while evolving the concept I though it needed a new direction so I thought of the old penny farthing which was front wheel drive, so what do you think. I will follow up with more posts on what I think of the companion, so far I'm enjoying the larger canvas and the feel of the pen.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas greetings from bernie walsh

I would like to wish all my blog Followers a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year for them and their Families. For just a bit of fun this years speed concept image is Santa's robot elves preparing the 2013 sleigh for the Christmas eve run

Saturday, November 30, 2013

CAVE Autodesk conference

I was honoured to have my work selected to be showcased in the CAVE art collection at the first CAVE conference. The committee said the collection is aiming to highlight beautiful, imaginative creations, so we'll be selecting pieces by artists that are visually interesting, well executed, and fit into the "Explore. Imagination." theme.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday afternoon speed sketch

For my speed sketch I thought I would start exploring some concepts using light weight F1 type construction materials.......why don't you have a go.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

China Creative Design Week Beijing

The second part of the China Creative Design Week was held in Beijing where my presentation was on Creative Digital Concept Sketching
Bernie Walsh and Jack Magree presented at CCDE

Thursday, October 31, 2013

China Creative Design Week Haikou

The Fourth China International Creative Design Forums first event was held at the magnificent Sheraton  resort  Haikou on Hainan Island
Opening speaker Mr Zang Wei Vice Chairman CCPIT
Overseas Designers had a great opportunity to catch up and discuss their work as well as present their topics at the forum
Nigel Thorne Landscape Manager. TF-Lab London Bernie Walsh and Lionel Fanshawe  Landscape Architect TF-Lab London.

We were all invited to network meetings with Chinese Companies

Avrilla Wang from Sanya Digital Arts & technology co and Margaret from Ultimate Yacht Business co

Sunday, October 20, 2013

China International Creative Design week 2013

I have been invited to present the topic Creative Digital Design at the Fourth China International Creative Design Week events in Hainan and Beijing in China October 24-28th.

"Bernie is at the  forefront of digital design techniques and will present recent outcomes from teaching in the Master of Industrial Design program at the Southeast University-Monash University Joint Graduate School (Suzhou). The use of wifi tablets in teaching was the topic of a  joint paper with Ian Wong at the PACE Conference at Art Center Pasadena. 'Wifi tablet - just what the industrial design academic ordered'.
The paper was awarded the best design presentation at the conference organised by GM, Autodesk Oracle, HP and Siemens".

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Bathurst Sunday afternoon sketch

Watching Bathurst so I thought I would rework one of my old sketches for my Sunday afternoon sketch sitting in front of the TV on my Samsung tablet using sketchbook pro 6 I created a 2020 HSV HOT coupe V8 supercar....Enjoy

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Spring colour hues...tutorial

 Spring is here and a good time to get outside and look at colour, photograph it put the image into sketchbook and use the pick tool to create new colour hue pallets for up and coming concept sketches or fine art pieces

Open your eyes and look at colour in nature see the diversity and juxtaposition of real colour....Nature doesn't get it wrong.

Gazanias I spotted on the road to the farm this morning.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Cintiq Companion Demo

The Cintiq Companion combines the immersive, on-screen creative experience of a Cintiq creative pen display with the mobility of a high-performance Windows 8 creative tablet - giving you the power to produce professional results from anywhere. The demo also included staff from CobaltNiche and Design + Industry who were able to ask questions and see the demo live via FaceTime.

Today at Monash Art Design and Architecture - MADA. Vaughan Stott, John Warwicker, Ned Culic, Bernie Walsh and Tony Stolfo demo the Wacom Cintiq Companion All were very impressed.

I took the Cintiq Companion out side for a test run the HD Screen was very clear and had very little reflection, the slightly matt surface of the Cintiq was better to sketch on than my Samsung Smart PC slate.
Ian Wong Bernie Walsh Vaughan Stott from Wacom trailing the Cintiq Companion at MADA
The 13 inch screen was like drawing on an A3 sketch pad made my 11inch Samsung look tiny

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday afternoon sketchbook pro speed sketch

For my Sunday afternoon speed sketch on my Samsung tablet I thought I would revisit the speed planes I played with a couple of years ago. I also downloaded the latest changes to Sketchbook pro and found some handy Improvements, one being the addition of an axis line when you rotate the ellipse. But it also ditched the snapshot feature which was very handy

Friday, September 27, 2013

Americas Cup...congratulations Team Oracle

ORACLE TEAM USA won the 34th America’s Cup in a winner-take-all 19th race, defeating challenger Emirates Team New Zealand by 44 seconds in today’s clincher. Led by Australian skipper Jimmy Spithill, ORACLE TEAM USA won by the score of 9-8.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

sketchbook pro watch concepts

another couple of sketchbook pro speed sketches exploring alternative concept designs

Sunday afternoon speed sketch...

 way to go for my last sketch in Switzerland relaxed on an Eames Chair sketching what Apple and Samsung watch concepts could look like on my Samsung tablet using sketchbook pro

Saturday, September 21, 2013

sketchbook pro on the move

Been working on this on my Samsung smart PC slate while traveling around Switzerland. haven't quite finished most of the areas, used the alien sword from a previous sketch. I have been leaving it a few days and then coming back to it (you then see what can be improved) this is a different technique to speed sketching...What do you think?

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Americas cup update

New Zealand began the eighth match in the best-of-17 Cup finals with a lead over Oracle, but in a maneuver during an upward leg skipper Dean Barker briefly lost control when the boat's hydraulically controlled, 135-foot-tall wing sail got stuck. The AC72 catamaran teetered on one hull for several seconds before dropping back in the water.
That gave Oracle a chance to get out in front and it went on to win the race by 52 seconds, just its second victory in the 17-match series in San Francisco Bay.
"We didn't get the hydraulics and if the wing doesn't tack when the boat does, you're in trouble," Barker said. "Fortunately the boat came up and no collision with the other guys."
Due to rising winds, organizers abandoned a second scheduled race, which New Zealand had been winning.
Aggressive tactics and solidly executed maneuvers have helped the Kiwis dominate racing since the final series of races for the 162-year old trophy began last week. Barring a catastrophic misstep by New Zealand, which its near-capsize easily could have become, experts say Oracle has little chance of catching up.
The Kiwis, backed by the New Zealand government, have scored six victories against Oracle and need only three more to win. The next two races are scheduled for Sunday.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Swiss Watch Phone Concept

Now in Switzerland very appropriate for watch concepts so I did some more sketches on my Samsung tablet.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sunday afternoon speed sketch...Apple watch concept

With all the talk about the Samsung watch I thought it would make a good subject for my Sunday afternoon speed sketch....maybe the Apple I watch. Sketched this on my Samsung smart pc with Sketchbook pro.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013