It’s been busy times here, I’m working on a kids book and other client projects, doing a children’s book course and as a result, the studio (and perhaps my mind) is a bit of a mess! Rather than break down project by project, here’s some images from projects and more updates can be read in my monthly newsletter: http://eepurl.com/ciiMqj
Hola! I was so excited to recently make it to the top 50 from almost 1000 entries for Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search (details below). The assignment was based on Sunny and her cafe cookbook, and as she’s a pretty cool babe I was inspired by my local cafe who delivers bread to create a dessert bike bar.
Today is the last day you can vote for my entry – I’m hoping to make it to the top six – egad! If you have a momento and you don’t mind throwing my entry a vote, you can do so right here (along with four more votes – so go get some eye candy!). THANK YOU xxxx
I’ve joined the wonderful community of illustrators taking courses through Make Art That Sells this past year, and it’s been invaluable to push my work, learn more about different markets and presentation and develop friendships with talented artists I’ve long admired who are also taking the courses. So I was thrilled to recently make it into the top 50 for the annual “Global Talent Search” with this entry (you had a fun assignment designing a tea set!). Now I’m busily working on the next project and having a ball, details will be out next week 😬
The good folk at Erstwilder have released another range of brooches I worked on and they make me happy! My brief was cats and a couple of birds, and apparently Rebel Rebel (aka Bowie cat) is going great guns, along with Puss in Books and Peace Dove. You can find them all at Erstwilder.
This year I’ve been learning more about pattern making and I’ve been working on a range based on molten, soil, earth, sky and space levels – fun! I’m applying for the Uppercase Surface Pattern Design Guide. You can enter here!
I’m surprising myself by enjoying sending newsletters! Check out July: http://eepurl.com/b7-Lrn or June: http://eepurl.com/T_8kb and sign up for August: http://eepurl.com/b4uByf
So excited to receive foreign editions of this cute little board book and decal set I worked on, Goodnight Woods. Published by The Five Mile Press and out in Australia in August.
I’ve just finished the last assignment of the MATS Bootcamp – another great collection of projects, has been super fun. Here’s all my assignments! Varied in medium, but I think maybe just maybe the style is getting more consistent even when I don’t realise it is…
My third (and final for 2016) picture book is released this month, Little Koala Lost. It’s a sweet counting book for little ones by Blaze Kwaymullina, and published by Omnibus. I had so much fun drawing the different Australian critters and most especially the koala, especially since our little koala Billy was just about born when I wrapped it up. You can pick up a copy at your local bookshop or online – great if you can support your local sellers! x