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Sunday, December 20, 2015


Well it's that time of year again, time for the Bernie Walsh Christmas card...........Santa seems to be in a spot of bother but don't worry Cody, I'm sure he will get it fixed berore Christmas Eve (Cody is my Grandson) to everyone else HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND STAY SAFE.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Premier's Design Award 2015 overall winner

We were very honoured at Cobalt Design to co win the Premier's Design Award 2015  for ASRC Food Justice Truck, which I was the lead creative designer given the task to visualize the concept. The Award was presented by Her Excellency the Hon Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria at a ceremony yesterday evening at Government House in Melbourne. It was an extremely fulfilling project to be involved with and one which is making a real difference to people's lives.
It's also a great example of our Design Thinking process where we combined a diverse range of user insights to achieve a result that works across all levels

The Food Justice Truck, an innovative grocery service that has been designed to offer a healthy and ethical shopping experience for day-to-day consumers and offers a life changing experience to those in the community who need it most. The system has been designed to offer a 75% discount on food purchases to people seeking asylum in Australia.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Cobalt Design Wacom studio Sketchbook digital sketching workshop

I was a pleasure to run these sessions in Cobalt Designs new Wacom studio and with the help of Autodesks Sketchbook digital drawing program the participants were trained in the skill of speed concept sketching.Further workshops are planned for 2016 get in touch at to register your interest

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Introductory Sketch Session night at Cobalt Design

We had a great night of sketch talk and Autodesk Sketchbook demos at our first design sketch training night held at the new Cobalt design sketch workshop studio.
It was great to catch up with some ex students and Industry professionals to demo the new Wacom 27QHD as well as some Companions and the latest Bamboo Spark.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Autodesk Sketchbook speed sketch on Wacom 27QHD

 Finished Test Sketchbook speed sketch .Impressive.......I will follow up with a review next post

Wacom Cintiq 27QHD and Autodesk Sketchbook

First Test sketch on the new Wacom Cintiq 27QHD with sketchbook ......
NOW I can sketch to scale like I do on a whit sheet of paper  You can really get your arm going. sketching from the shoulder is more natural for me.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Sketchbook Digital Sketch Training workshop

I will be running Sketchbook pro Sketching workshops on various Wacom Cintiqs in our studios at Cobalt Design in Melbourne. The workshop will be limited to a small group of 5. The workshop is run over 3 nights so to book go to
or for any questions e-mail

Wacom Cintiq 27QHD Demo at Cobalt Design Studio Melbourne

Hi All we are inviting you to come and see in the flesh a Wacom Cintiq 27QHD  and a range of other Wacom products which I will do some demo sketching on.
Wednesday November 18th 6 till 9 pm  numbers will be limited so please email to book
We will also announce the Digital sketch training Workshops run by Myself (Bernie Walsh)

Friday, October 30, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Deviant Art and Sketchbook launch SKETCH THIS

Hi All I have been selected by the sketchbook team and Deviant Art as one of their Hero Artists for Sketchthis a cool new app to get you I challenge you to draw a futuristic motorcycle. Download
@SketchBookPro now to ‪#‎SketchThis‬ http://www/

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Autodesk Sketchbook September Hero Challenge winner

Just thought I would share my images that were selected as the winners for the Deviantart / Sketchbook September Hero Challenge for transportation concepts selected by Kyle Runciman from the sketchbook team

Monday, October 12, 2015

Industrial Design concept sketching .....the process

Started putting together some new tutorials explaining the start  the start of the creative process
I get the process started with very quick speed sketching ..... lots of ideas

Friday, May 15, 2015

Wacom Companion and Sketchbook 7 Sketch Art Demo

My first piece of art for a very long time inspired by the tranquil beauty of Pingjang rd in Suzhou. Did the line work first using the new perspective tool in sketchbook 7 sketched on my Wacom Companion which is great for sketching on site

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mini watch concept sketch

another demo using reference to create a design concept sketch this one was to design a watch based on a famous car marque.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sketchbook 7 perspective demo

Just a quick demo with sketchbook 7 perspective tool to demonstrate shadows on coloured cubes

Friday, March 20, 2015

Colour sketch demo China

This image from a colour sketch tutorial demonstrates how to use colour reference and using the pick tool in sketchbook 7 creating a colour palette.

Alien form speed sketch demo

Started some character concept sketching classes in the evening while teaching in China, these are some sketchbook 7 speed sketches to learn to develop form

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Concept sketching in China

Back in Suzhou China teaching at the joint Monash and South East University Double masters in Industrial Design. These are a few images of the class demos in concept sketching using Sketchbook 7 on Wacom Cintiqs. And my new group of enthusiastic students from all over China

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sketchbook pro Hero Challenge

 Still trying to improve my character concept sketching so I challenged myself and had a go at the Terryl Whitlatch Hero challenge. Check it out on :  Its always good to take yourself out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself with something different this months hero challenge on deviant arts sketchbook site was to pick 2 totally different animals and morph them together to make the perfect pet.
I chose an elephant crossed with an emu the big flightless bird from Australia and called it an Emunt after a few very quick speed sketches to get the feel of the 2 creatures I ended up with the above image which was also picked up and posted on the sketchbook Facebook page........ So how about challenging yourself to some of these challengers or make up your own...CHEERS

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas Concept

Merry Christmas to all my followers sorry I haven't posted much lately, I've been busy in my new position as Lead Creative Concept Designer  for Cobalt Niche Design group. They are a product design Group who have also done a lot of transport design projects, they are responsible for the latest trams running around the streets of Melbourne Australia. This Image was a bit of fun showing that they can tackle any clients challenge