Saturday, December 3, 2011
I have been waiting for the right illustration friday word to show off one of my most recent pieces and thought this weeks word Brigade would do just fine. I created this piece for my exhibition in Melbourne last month, it was made using acrylic and masking techniques. Hope you enjoy it!
Posted by Rebekah at 12:07 AM
Saturday, November 19, 2011
I have been working on my digital illustration skills lately as I spend allot of time covered in acrylic! I thought this weeks Illustration Friday word 'vanity' would be a good one to practice on. I am trying to keep a hand done feel to my digital work and hope to gain confidence and a clearer style the more I do it. Let me know what you think, I would love some helpful tips from all the digital artists out there.
Posted by Rebekah at 4:07 PM
Saturday, November 12, 2011
This is a layered collage piece I did earlier in the year for Spoonful Magazine. I thought the mood fit this weeks Illustration Friday word 'silent' well. I applied card and foam core to create the layers and used my favorite colour combination of purple, green and orange. Enjoy!
Posted by Rebekah at 12:20 AM
Friday, November 4, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The set up...
|Thanks Mum and Dad!|
The moment of truth...
Posted by Rebekah at 2:13 AM
Sunday, October 2, 2011
You are all officially invited to my first ever solo exhibition! Come along to the Brunswick St Gallery Melbourne from the 21st Oct to the 3rd Nov. Keep an eye out on my blog for opening night pics, thanks to everyone for all their help and support, I can't wait for the big day.
Posted by Rebekah at 4:43 PM
Friday, September 23, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
I everyone, just a quick note to let you all know that I spent all day slaving over a hot dreamweaver to make my website a bit more user friendly. I have added some more images and given each one its own url. I have also included a PO Box address in case anyone wants to send me an old fashioned perfumed letter and I added a few more awards to my Bio page that I have been lucky enough to win over the last few months. Have a look when you get a chance and let me now if you think.
In other news if you have signed up for my newsletter expect to see it waving at you in your inbox in the next week or so, I've have finally worked out the bugs and am almost ready to send it on its merry way.
I have also been selected as a finalist in the Flair Illustration Awards and will let you all know the results as soon as I do, fingers crossed!
Also have a look at this AMAZING illustrator Holly Idle, I stumbled across her work the other day and thought it was absolutely beautiful.
Posted by Rebekah at 11:48 PM
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Here are some more of my cheeky 'O' animals. I decided to create some illustrations based around the simple circle shape as part of my search for a new logo. I wanted to use the double O in Foord as a stating point, I'm not sure where this will lead in regards to my logo but I am loving creating my little round illustrations and hope to add some more to the family soon.
Posted by Rebekah at 11:03 PM
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
This fortnights miro round-up word is SPOILT and being a little spoilt myself (with good reason of course!) I decided to do the above illustration. I used a mixture of scanned hand drawn elements and photoshop, hope you like it. Check out everyones spoilt brats at the miro round-up.
Posted by Rebekah at 12:22 AM
Monday, May 23, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Another illustration for the much loved Miro Roundup, this fortnights word was MELODY. After many (many, many) scrunched up pencils being tossed in the bin then set alight (I am exaggerating of course but you get my drift;)I finally decided to take some inspiration form the old greats like Charley Harper and KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID! I love working with line and really like how the addition of one spot colour makes this illustration quite graphic. Check out my fellow illustrators work at the Miro Roundup for some more soothing tunes!
Posted by Rebekah at 11:11 PM
Thursday, May 5, 2011
These poor little guys don't even know whats coming! this illustration is in reponse to this weeks Miro Roundup word HOLIDAY. I got the idea when I remembered a family holiday we took to Montville one year (don't ask me where that is!). My sister and I were sitting in the back seat of my parents car chanting 'are we there yet?'. All we wanted to do was get to our destination, little did we know our destination was a dirty old pub with a share bathroom and a scary old lady that kept offering us toast drenched in butter.... so be careful what you wish for kids!
Posted by Rebekah at 4:15 AM
Friday, April 29, 2011
Oh they love each other! (just like Kate and Will!). Some little kissing fish I designed using a basic circle shape as my starting point. I have a series of little 'O' shaped creatures to show you over the next few months, once they are complete I will turn them into some nifty little posters.
Posted by Rebekah at 2:07 AM
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Meet some acrylic creatures I created over the long weekend. I am going to produce greeting cards using these images and I have heaps more ideas for some other animal paintings using the same theme 'one of these things is not like the others'. I am working on re-branding my illustration website and hope to incorporate these somehow, I think they would look great on business cards and letter heads. If you haven't signed up for my newsletter yet you can do so on the right and see my new branding very soon!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Here I am working out my new dry brush meets collage technique with the lovely Life Guard Lou. I have been looking through animation books lately and watching heaps of old cartoons (purely for research purposes of course) and I absolutely love the contrast between the simple textured old school animation backgrounds (look at the Flintstones for example) and the flat colour characters. I am aiming to capture this in my illustration by using dry brush to create very simple backgrounds and collage for my foreground characters. I used contact paper in this illustration to mask out areas for painting and am honestly not sure why I never thought of this before! its fabulous! I think stocks in contact paper are about to go up people. I plan to do a series of Lou related illustrations and am currently working on his female fan club, stay tuned.
Also if you have any comments or feedback it would be more than welcome.
Posted by Rebekah at 12:40 AM
Monday, April 11, 2011
I decided to test out a new technique this week. For this illustration I have used a mixture of collage and dry brush acrylic, I feel some elements are working but I would like to become more graphic with this technique in future and really force myself to simplify the elements more. purr
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Okay so this week's miro roundup word was 'hunting' and I have produced the above illustration? What does a naked woman running through the forest have to do with hunting I hear you ask? well I shall explain, now try and stay with me here........I figured there were lots of things we hunt for in this world, number one being love, this got me thinking of cupid which got me thinking of greek mythology, which in turn had me thinking about goddesses, this led me to my mythology book where I found Diana (naked lady above) goddess of..........THE HUNT! ha! told you it worked!
Posted by Rebekah at 12:04 AM
Saturday, February 26, 2011
This weeks Miro Roundup word is 'hair' and after reading a tutorial on digital pattern making in Computer Arts I felt the need to create a hairtastic retro pattern worthy of any 1960's beauty salon! hope you like it. To check out more of my talented miro roundup crew head over to miroroundup.blogspot.com on Tuesday (don't forget to bring the hair spray;).
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Well Partners, here she is! my submission for the Miro Roundup blog banner. I used collage, acrylic and some fancy photoshop skills. If you want to see more root'n toot'n banners head over to miroroundup.blogspot.com on Wednesday the 9th Feb, and feel free to participate in our weekly illustration challange.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
I created this work for the Bruswick Street Gallery Works on paper Prize. I used collage, coloured pencil and acrylic. I wanted to create a three dimensional look (its all the rage, Im so Avatar right now;) so I used foam core to bring certain elements forward and also utilized the frame by bringing a part of the image out of it. I have included a few close ups. Hope you like it x
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Here it is! number four in the series Mysteries of the Brain. As you can see I took some inspiration form a certain Alice in Wonderland. I figured trying to understand the complexities of the human brain was a bit like falling down a rabbit hole. I will have all four laid out together to show you soon then its off to the judges, keep your fingers crossed for me.
Posted by Rebekah at 4:04 PM