Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and ate and drank as much as I did! I didn't get as much time to work over the Christmas break as I had hoped but I did manage to make a cute little fan club for your friend and mine Life Guard Lou! check them out! as with Lou I will create this piece using a combination of collage and dry brush. I know I promised colour before Christmas but trust me its on its way.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Peter and Lou!

Here are some more pencils I have done for Peter Worst. I also played around a bit with some pencils for a series I will do based around a character I have affectionately named Life Guard Lou. I aim to produce these illustrations as a way of refining my personal style and eventually creating a clear voice for my portfolio and website. Stay tuned, colour is just around the corner!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fly the Nest

I am officially not a student anymore! (still haven't decided if this is a good or bad thing yet but hopes are high!). Above is a photo of my lovely parents and I at my graduation exhibition. It was a great night and I am so proud of everything my class has achieved over the past two years, I know great things are around the corner for them all.

I was lucky enough to visit three amazing Australian illustrators yesterday Christopher Nielsen, Lew Keilar and Nigel Buchanan. They gave my fellow illustration fledgelings and I some great advise and were kind enough to show us around their studio (jealous!?). I'm now very focused on refining my unique illustration style and getting my work seen by as many people as possible throughout the next year.

As for Peter Worst I have gone through a slight rethink and am now moving forward with a more graphic collage look for the book. This is a bit of a turn around from my original water colour idea but after listening to feedback yesterday I feel this new direction will result in a much stronger piece that reflects my voice as an illustrator. Wish me luck! and keep posted x

PS check out Chris, Lew and Nigel's work at (amazing!)