Sunday, December 18, 2011

Moonrise & Xpress

Xpress mag recently did a fashion shoot using my Moonrise mural as the background. Pretty stoked with the way they've used it.

Imagination Migration

A few sample pics from my latest mural installed in Karratha 2011.  The size is approx 40m long x 4.5m high - definitely the biggest work I've done to date.  Looking forward to going bigger now... I'll be getting a video together soon documenting the entire process of me painting over 8 days to get it done. It was a lot of fun and I hope the kids get as much enjoyment out of it as I had creating it.

More details and pics to follow soon...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Check out my latest mural in Grand Lane in Murray St Mall, Perth.
A lot of fun to create. Video produced by Brandon D'Silva at Blaq Magic Innovations.

Grand Lane (Perth) Moonrise Mural by Chris Nixon from Blaq Magic Innovations on Vimeo.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Watch The Throne

Latest illustration for The Wire Magazine in the West Australian reviewing the new Jay-Z and Kanye album - Watch The Throne.  Great album -  treat your ears and go get it.

and the final with Yeezy clutching the throne.

Mural | Natural Playground

Natural Playground installed up North.
I was lucky enough to head up to Karratha to hold some illustration and artist workshops supported by Artsource and Rio Tinto.  While I was there I finally got to see my mural I did last year installed. Happy with the result and the kids seemed to be as well.

I'll be posting more work up soon with development pics of my next mural just completed. come back soon...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Nike Better World

Unreal new ad by Nike.  made from 100% recycled ads... very clever.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Grizzly ink

Grizzly ink - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Here's the original design:

Thursday, June 30, 2011


My submission for the Australian InFront Visual Response #05.  The theme was woman and this is what I came up with.  I wanted to play around with shapes and make the viewer take notice.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


I was recently commissioned by Starr Media Group for an illustration for the group Trillogy out of NJ.  Here's the final to be used in their promo material - stickers/ posters...
The theme was LOVE/LIFE/LOYALTY.

The final with title/
final illustration / 
linework / 
original concept.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sushi 13

I was asked to design a character for a Guess Who? style spread in the magazine Sushi 13, out of Offenbach, Germany. My brief was Human/4 limbs/Hair everywhere except on head. Here's what I came up with. Of course I had to give him a pipe and hat... It all adds to the flavour.

Monday, April 18, 2011

This Is Not The End

Based on a dream I had and a bit of a reference to all the Armageddon believers.

original sketch - the morning after

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Funky Monkeys is Coming...

Been listening to the new song for Dawn of the Dead and it somehow inspired this.  let me know what you think.

Original illustration.
Haven't painted onto a deck for a while.
time to get back into it.
I've got a few more around the place so more to come.....


Monday, March 28, 2011

When Red Meets Blue


Finished this piece a few weeks ago for Red Meets Blue Design in Perth.  
Acrylic and markers on marine plywood, 2.4m x 1.5m.


Go get it here.

Monday, March 21, 2011


NEW illustration for review of Lupe's new album - LASERS.
Click to make it BIG.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Roots.

Been listening to them a lot and thought a tribute was in order.
- Chris.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Beautiful Ugly

Playing around with colours and lighting and using a few new textures and brushes. Let me know what you think?
- Chris

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I was asked to help kit out the design studio of Red Meets Blue.  They wanted something simple for the stairwell wall running up towards the RedMeetsBlue sign.  Using some paint marker pens here to create the simple welcome line work for the studio. More work to go with a boardroom wall piece. check it out

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Black Keys

These guys are good.  The final + the original sketch

Monday, January 10, 2011


Just finished reading The Tiger by John Vaillant and I had a visual I wanted to illustrate so here it is.  The book follows the true story of a tiger that is stalking and killing men in a small town in far east Russia.  The tiger is unusually large for the area so I wanted to show that sense of scale between the tiger and the man and the stalking nature of the tiger amidst the eerie calm of the cold Primorye forest.

Working with a few new brushes here, let me know what you think?

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Sparrow Looks Up at The Machine

Working with a few new brushes on an illustration inspired by the song The Sparrow Looks Up at The Machine by The Flaming Lips.

Let me know what you think...