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Ian's Artwork
Besides computer graphics and web sites, I have an artistic bent that has seen me experiment with various media over the years, plus I enjoy creating things. This section highlights a few samples of my artwork and designs.


Artwork in Various Media
This section contains samples of finished art pieces in various media such as pencil, pen, airbrush, sculpture, even computer generated art. Click any image to view a larger, more detailed image.
Engine drawing - Click to enlarge Engine drawing (pencil, 1978)
This was drawn during my teenage years when I flew model airplanes, and the full drawing shows the engine completely disassembled.
Radio drawing - Click to enlarge Radio drawing (technical pen, 1984)
I liked the challenge of recreating the mesh over the speaker, plus I was experimenting with various ways of drawing shadows.
Eye airbrush painting - Click to enlarge Eye airbrush painting (airbrush, 1984)
This was my first ever experiment with using an airbrush. As I didn't want to also use a pen, I airbrushed a simple eyebrow and left out the eyelashes.
House drawing - Click to enlarge House drawing (pencil, 1985)
I liked this house because of the curved arch over the main window and the intricate roofline details that reminded me of my parents' home.
Circle drawing - Click to enlarge Circle drawing (technical pen, 1985)
What started out as a bit of arty / technical doodling spread out to fill the whole page and came out rather nicely.
Chain image - Click to enlarge Chain image (computer generated, 1993)
To produce this experimental computer image of a chain, I wrote a program to generate the mathematical data describing the links for a ray-tracing program.
Inge drawing - Click to enlarge Inge drawing (ball point pen, 1994)
I find that a ball point pen is wonderful for drawing details like hair. (This image is from a photocopy, so it doesn't do justice to the original drawing).
Calligraphy letter M (fountain pen, 2002)
Calligraphy letter M
You may have noticed the calligraphy headings used throughout this web site. I've always loved penmanship, and used a fountain pen even in secondary school.
Ian Knot diagram - Click to enlarge Ian Knot diagram (sketched 1994, scanned 2000, re-drawn 2007)
My original sketches for my Ian Knot, the World's Fastest Shoelace Knot, were scanned in 2000 for my website, Ian's Shoelace Site, then re-drawn in high resolution in 2007 for my book, Laces.


Manufactured Items
This section contains samples of items that I have built myself or that I have had manufactured from my designs. Click any image to view a larger, more detailed image.
Flashing badge - Click to enlarge Flashing badge (electronic circuit, 1980s)
Wearable electronics were not common back in the 1980s. I designed and built this electronic circuit myself, and it still works 30 years later!
Flashing badge innards - Click to enlarge Flashing badge innards (electronic circuit, 1980s)
Crude innards of my electronic flashing badge. My home-made circuit board had the chips surface-mounted to keep things flat.
Sovereign coin advertisement - Click to enlarge Sovereign coin advertisement (technical pen artwork, 1984)
I created six illustrations of sovereign gold goins for use in advertisements. A cutout was used to turn any coin illustration into a pendant.
3 Buck Note leaflet - Click to enlarge 3 Buck Note leaflet (technical pen artwork, 1983)
These leaflets were designed to look much like the Australian banknotes of the era (which have since changed substantially).
3 Buck Coin - Click to enlarge 3 Buck Coin (technical pen design, 1986)
Following the success of the above 3-Buck notes, the Australian currency once again inspired the design of our 3-Buck novelty coin.
Diamond ring design - Click to enlarge Diamond ring design (ball point pen drawing, circa 1987)
During my years working as a precious metals merchant, I designed numerous diamond rings to customers' requirements and had them manufactured by jewellers.
Ian hand castings - Click to enlarge Ian hand castings (plaster castings, 1989)
I wanted to capture the natural "expressiveness" of my hands. The moulds were made by painting my hands with hot wax. (I've since discovered less painful methods).
Gold dragon trinket - Click to enlarge Gold dragon trinket (wax sculpture / gold casting, 1993)
I carved the master for this tiny dragon trinket from a special wax which was then used to make a mould for the final gold casting.
House extension plan - Click to enlarge House extension plan (computer designed plans, 1998)
I drew an accurate floor plan of our existing house using computer. This was then easily modified to create plans for our house extension.
Pentium pendant - Click to enlarge Pentium pendant (hand-made pendant, 2000)
I made this pendant from a (until recently) working Pentium CPU. A reminder of beauty that is sometimes hidden beneath the surface.
Salera's catalogue - Click to enlarge Salera's catalogue (image editing / desktop publishing, 2005)
After setting up in-house desktop publishing, I subsequently produced numerous high quality jewellery catalogues (eight in one year alone!).


Ian's Logo Designs
This section contains samples of logos that I have designed or drawn up either for myself or for others. Click any image to view a larger, more detailed image.
Ian's personal logo - Click to enlarge Ian's personal logo (circa 1980)
My first logo design was for myself; it spells out "I-A-N" in 3-D. You can see I was experimenting with 3-D graphics at the time.
Australian Gold Exchange logo - Click to enlarge Australian Gold Exchange logo (1983)
We wanted a bold "A-G-E" logo that was suitable for stamping onto bullion bars. This logo is also symmetrical in that it reads the same upside down.
Adelaide Coin Exchange logo - Click to enlarge Adelaide Coin Exchange logo (1984)
Whilst the shape of this logo has nothing to do with the coin business, it guarantees that the company's initials "A-C-E" will be remembered.
Australian Coin Dealers Association logo - Click to enlarge Australian Coin Dealers Association logo (1986)
In this instance, the design was not just inspired by, but in fact was largely copied from, a traditional Australian coin from 1937.
Thomas Timber Designs logo - Click to enlarge Thomas Timber Designs logo (1988)
This was designed to look like a traditional brass plaque, and in fact such plaques would be affixed to their furniture.
SayData Business Services logo - Click to enlarge SayData Business Services logo (1988)
SayData was a business that supplied computing solutions. This logo represented the customers' transition to computing.
E&F Computer Services logo - Click to enlarge E&F Computer Services logo (1990)
As this business followed on from SayData, I maintained a similar "digitised" style representing the transition to computing.
The Spa Works logo - Click to enlarge The Spa Works logo (1991)
The overall rounded shape was representative of plumbing, whilst the old-fashioned faucets lent a traditional air to this design.
Ray's personal logo - Click to enlarge Ray's personal logo (1999)
My nephew Raymond was impressed by my personal "IAN" logo and asked me to design a similar 3-D one with either his name or initials.

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