Yes, I’m supposed to be 100% focused on my new picture book. But I couldn’t help procrastinating with this watercolour and pencil sketch of a little girl being blown away by the wind.
Okay, play time over, back to work (proceeds to kitchen to make a coffee).
An old dog howling – trying to find the perfect note. Or, as I like to think, how I look attempting to sing…
Watercolour and gouache over pencil.
Creating a chicken illustration is always fun – they have such personalities! This extract, from a larger painting, is of a bantam rooster crowing… Very similar to how I looked today coming up with a new picture book idea!
Work in progress (from a couple of weeks ago). This design was created for the International Board of Books – IBBY Australia’s Perth quiz night.
IBBY Australia allowed me to select a theme, so I chose a balloon house because – well – balloon houses are awesome…
The illustration was created with ink overlaid by watercolour.
See the finished version here.
A fun design created for the International Board of Books IBBY Australia Perth’s branch’s quiz night.
I was given complete freedom in designing this poster. That in mind I selected to illustrate a balloon house (yes, my dream home if I can’t have a treehouse). The painting was created in watercolour and ink.
The original painting will be up for silent auction on the night so if you’re nearby make sure to book a table and bid. Proceeds go to IBBY Australia.
The perfect birdhouse. I’d say this birdhouse illustration would be the perfect design for the feathered tree dweller.
An extract from a larger drawing.
Finishing off a stormy watercolour illustration for The School Magazine.
Created in 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.
I spent time in Sydney illustrating and writing over the New Year.
I was there for a holiday, but have difficultly switching off – so made time for some illustrating and writing.
In between visits to Bondi and cafes in Newtown I took time out to sketch on the streets.
Have a safe and happy Christmas.