Daily doodle

Lost painting

From the archives: This photo popped up in my archiving clean-up.  My oil painting, War Baby 2 was lost in transit on the Hume Highway between Melbourne and Seymour in the eighties. It may have survived and found a home, or lies crunched and buried under subsequent roadworks over the… Read More

November 26, 2018

The Manufacture of Art

I came across Julian Opie’s work at the NGV on my way to a seafood lunch. What a smack in my digital face!  Technology, capitalism and art all smoothly packaged for consumption.  The bold forms and images did feel clean and comfortable, simplifying what we know. There were framed blinking… Read More

November 14, 2018

Drawalong travels

The road kill between Wentworth and Broken Hill is up there with Tassie stats by the look of it…kangaroos, wallabies, goats and emus. Photo of a survivor strutting in downtown Broken Hill beside this grand old building. Not sure what the building’s use once was….just wasting away?… Read More

June 12, 2018

Darwin nostalgia

I ate at this Takeaway many times when staying in Darwin. I think the first time was in 1990 0r it could have been 2000….hmm, that’s a gap…I need to check  when the Bus Transit Centre was built :). Nevertheless it is a long time ago, around a quarter… Read More

January 15, 2018

Currawong family returns

Over the past couple of weeks two currawongs have tentatively approached our feeding table on a regular basis. I think they are the family of our much loved currawong that died a few weeks ago. They could be her partner and off spring. The ravens are less in your… Read More

December 8, 2017

Kookaburra comeback

This little fella and a mate are making a comeback in the yard, along with a couple of fearless wattle birds. A ritual is starting up again. As the birds gather near the verandah, our resident raven swoops from its tree to roof, sidling to the roof’s edge with an… Read More

November 14, 2017

Battle victors

Our currawong of over several years has not returned from the wildlife carer. We are in the dark about her fate. Meanwhile the two nesting ravens have taken command of our yard. There are occasional skirmishes over the rights to perch in our “Putin” tree between one stubborn kookaburra, that… Read More

November 12, 2017

Backyard battles continue

The absence of our long time currawong has led to territory disputes in the bird kingdom. A raven family has taken up ownership and stalks our garden. The raven nest is up high in a nearby gum tree. A solitary kookaburra hangs around the backyard attracting the ire of the… Read More

October 30, 2017

Mind creatures

A gathering of old friends from the archives. Digital and ink doodles from the sketchbooks and files. The real thing. From the. flyer for my 1972 Ewing Gallery exhibition. Silk screen on card.   Doodle. Marching Madman. From the sketchbook.   Mr Kangaroo with eyepiece. Mobile digital art. iPhone drawing. Read More

October 10, 2017


We left the tropical north a few years ago and made our home  in Wombat country. In that time, I have driven past 5 road-kill wombats, patted one live orphaned wombat at our local cafe, and seen one mange stricken adult in the forest. Some record for an area celebrating the… Read More

October 10, 2017

Reworking a drawing

Insect drawing. Final version   Process drawings of the various stages, from the rough iPhone photo of the original and reworking through various apps (Camera, Leonardo, Procreate, LightBrush,Layers and Snapseed). Original drawing from sketchbook “playing with transparency” .Pencil on butter paper and cartridge paper. Read More

September 29, 2017

The aquarium

The aquarium I keep on being diverted from my task of sorting through my digitised drawings and doodles posted on Wigley web, going back to 1996. Many of these ancient posts contain broken links and missing images. Frustrating. The earlier posts were part of a daily doodle exercise, posting the… Read More

September 19, 2017

From the Darwin sketch book 2008-09

Black cockatoos. Big birds 2009. Fighting goose I am really fond of Magpie geese. It’s habits and travels are brave. The flock adjust, like a sea swell, as you approach. This fighting goose is drawn from memory. Sunday doodle Comment: There Must have been a technical problem chewing away… Read More

September 16, 2017

Shifting focus. Ceiling series

    One of the verandah soffits at Merimbula, NSW. Playing with tone and focus. Puzzle-Ceiling series Further work @juliamwigley on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/julianwigley/… Read More

December 14, 2016

On the mend

Blood and pumps Read More

August 8, 2016

Bat Island NT

Flying past Maningrida, NT. Read More

March 16, 2016

Remembering a friend early

Jan Martin and I went through Architecture together in the 60’s. Jan went on to be a town planner, whereas I stuck mainly to Architecture . We both loved drawing and sketching. Jan died at young age in 2000. His sketches will live on. Remembering a friend early. Read More

January 23, 2016

Collecting wood. Amoonguna, Central Australia, 1976

Collecting wood. Amoonguna, Central Australia, 1976, Ink. Read More

December 20, 2015

Life drawing

Light pencil sketch transfered to iDevice Life drawing… Read More

October 22, 2015

In the studio

Taking advantage of the warmer days-Airing some paper ink transparencies, and working on several drawings:… Read More

September 25, 2015

Vincent and me

I must get around to gathering up all of my web scatterings of starts and stops over the years. This is one from 2007. Click here Comic site – test using web based site photobucket Vincent and me  comic site  … Read More

September 25, 2015

Nuke baby

Life and death. An old drawing resurfaces… Read More

September 8, 2015

Opening night. Taking 3D drawings for a walk.

Opening of group show of local artists from the Trentham area at the Little Gallery on High Street… running through August. Fun tonight to see the younger gallery patrons free in mind, able to enjoy looking at my drawings through 3D glasses. Read More

July 31, 2015

John and Yoko

Accessing locked drawings from earlier finger drawing and digital mash. The exponential growth of some software can save a lazy artist or when a specific application is neglected, or an operating systems stuff up 3rd parties, (not looking at you, Apple)… a small rant after waiting a couple of years. Read More

July 12, 2015

Reworking Rembrandt

Reworking Rembrandt oops-Someone needs glasses. Read More

June 24, 2015

Kurt Vonnegut explains our reality

The lethal mix of spreadsheet morality and crony capitalism spruiked by psychopathic personalities pervades much of civil society . To quote KV. PP’s. Psychopathic Personalities (PP’s) is a medical term for smart, personable people who have no conscience. PP’s are fully aware of how much… Read More

May 19, 2015

Young Man by JVW

Drawing by Jim Wigley, after long travels, now in need of repair. Read More

March 29, 2015

Head-life drawing

Pencil on smooth paper-life drawing 2015… Read More

March 17, 2015

Life drawing

Life drawing 2015… Read More

March 13, 2015

Cobwebs, nibs and brushes.

Studio… Read More

March 11, 2015