This week saw the first pre-release review for Ollie and Augustus in Books + Publishing with a 4.5 stars rating.
“Evans’ illustrations are so pleasing – recalling, in the best way, illustrations such as Emily Gravett and Peter H. Reynolds.” Extract – Books + Publishing.
There’s a combination of excitement and trepidation knowing my book is already winging its way around Australian book reviewers.
I’ve ended my week with the return of my art from Walker Books Australia. It’s been a year since I’ve seen them and I’d forgotten how BIG Augustus is in this picture! Love revisiting the artwork. It’s like I’m seeing them for the first time.
My new picture book, Ollie and Augustus (Walker Books), is only a few months away from being released.
I’ve been scribbling up action plans for book launches, signings and school and library visits across NSW (September – October) and WA (November – December).
If you think your local school or library would like me to visit please let them know or send me their details here.
Saying goodbye to my crazy girl before flying to Sydney for a couple of months.
I’ll be spending time working on several new story ideas, organising events for the release of my picture book, Ollie and Augustus, and running a few workshops.
If your Sydney library or school is interested in a workshop then please contact Young Australia .
I’d say this birdhouse is designed for the rustic, feathered tree dweller!
Finishing off an illustration for The School Magazine.
Watercolour and pencil.
After a relaxing holiday in Sydney and the Blue Mountains I’m back in the studio refreshed and prepped for a creative 2018.
Kicking off the year with illustrations for The School Magazine.
Faber Castell pencil on Arches Hot Pressed.
Spent a relaxing two weeks in Newtown (Sydney) over New Year.
In between beach visits and cafes I took time out to sketch on the streets.
Have a safe and happy Christmas.
Whale song was painted for a children’s magazine. I’m lucky enough to live near to where these ocean giants swim.
Treehouses are awesome, right? I absolutely love drawing them. They’re something I’ll randomly created while lounging in a cafe over a long macchiato or in a bar with a glass of Merlot.
A few days ago I decided to record the process and share it. Enjoy.