Ollie and Augustus – Finished Art for my 2019 Picture Book

Today I finished the art for Augustus and Ollie, my new picture book with Walker Books Australia.

So excited for this book – featuring Ollie and his best friend (and dog) Augustus.

The idea was first conceived in 2014 over a tea (or was it a coffee? Definitely a hot beverage) with a sketch of a large dog and small boy. Fast forward four years and this sketch has become my 25th illustrated book and the first picture book I’ve both written and illustrated for Walker Books.

Released Australia wide in early 2019.
Ollie and Augustus by Gabriel Evans
Find some of my other books here.

Balloon House Illustration For IBBY Australia

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.

Gabriel Evans - illustration of a Balloon House for IBBY Australia

IBBY Australia’s Perth Quiz Night – Poster Design

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.

IBBY Australia Poster Design by Gabriel Evans