Hello, I’m Damian (aka scruffyhugo), an illustrator and cartoonist residing in the verdurous Moreton Bay Region. After completing a BA at QUT I worked in studios as an animator and CG all-rounder on children’s cartoons, later landing commissions to create painterly videos for NY-based Concord Music for the titular songs from The Sound of Music, among others. More recently I’ve designed logos and artwork for small businesses, licensed wildlife characters to Australian children’s educators, drawn cartoons to promote koala welfare, and dabbled in political satire. I communicate regularly, work to deadlines, and provide incremental passes throughout the illustrative process.
I work predominantly in a digital ink and watercolour style, telling stories through lively poses and endearing expressions, and keep up my traditional watercolour skills by inventing Australian faerie-folk, or by writing and illustrating a very-likely-overambitious fantasy project (caveat: it’s a bit spooky).
I’m also one of those annoying people who grows their own vegetables. Fancy a capsicum?