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 http://picturepig.com/ (amazing!)