Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Blue Moment

I am having one of those blue moments, where I just can't see it happening for me. Darn those rejection letters! What they really should be called is "infection letters", because those singular pieces of paper have such a paralysing affect. Words are so potently powerful and even if written politely a person can still be thrown off balance and are left feeling doubtful in their own artistic abilities.

I wonder if Andy Warhol ever felt like this. Were there moments when he considered throwing in his screen printing inks after reading an "infection letter"?

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Fashion Illustration Sunday

These are my contributions to  today's "Fashion Illustration Sunday".

For the majority of these illustrations I began with a grey lead, then added the colours, and finished off with black pen for a more striking effect.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Fashionable Apple Blossom Girl

This is my Saturday morning contribution to my blog. The more I have fun in Photoshop, the more I learn.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Fashion Illustration Sunday

I am starting a new art project. I will dedicate my Sunday's for my hand drawn fashion illustrations.

And beginning today I bought a little sketch book from which the above illustration is my first practice piece.

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Pleasant Surprise

I have had a bit of luck today in Photoshop. I already knew how to create a brush, but I did not know how to manipulate the brush into complex patterns beyond the standard stencil effect.

So today I did some fiddling around in Photoshop determined to uncover it's hidden treasures. The result of which has been this image which was one of my first samples of a scattered paint brush effect.

This is a very proud and happy moment for me.

Get Well Soon Loobylu

This is a get well response for Claire Robertson (aka Loobylu). I hope you feel well soon and that this illustration helps you to feel better.

Do take care of yourself Claire!

Friday, 10 October 2008

Apple Blossom Girl

This is my completed Apple Blossom Girl artwork. On and off this piece of art took me about a week to create. The original concept sketch for this piece can be seen here.

Yep! Feeling pretty happy with the outcome.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Apple Blossom Girl - In Progress

This is a rough concept sketch for my latest piece of art. I roughed this sketch out last week and on Sunday I began developing the layers in Photoshop.

This will piece will take me a while longer to do than many of my previous pieces. This is simply because I intend to take a less basic approach and place a lot more enhanced detail into the final image. Ultimately I want the final piece to be almost realistic but still belong to the world of comic book candy colours.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Apple Blossoms

This is a paint brush that I have just created in Photoshop. It is based on a photo that I took of an apple blossom plant in my garden.

This image kind of reminds me of when I used to hobby in pressed flowers. Only in this case I am creating the pressings digitally.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

The Mists of Bamboo Island

This is a new piece of Photoshop art from moi. It is titled "The Mists of Bamboo Island" or alternatively "Bamboo Island".

Friday, 3 October 2008

Get Sticky with Book-o-bundles

Rather proudly I can talk about my little Book-o-bundles that I created a few weeks ago. Nine of these wonderful and colourful fold out books make a fantastic gift for a loved one, or even for yourself. The bookend designs will make your day, and the inside is just waiting to be filled and doodled in by whomever buys these.

And, these little books are available at Sticky, the zine shop in Melbourne city. 
Sticky: Degraves Subway
Shop 10 Campbell Arcade
Melbourne Victoria Australia

So if you are interested in these fabulously fun books... 
best to move quickly 
and get yourself to Sticky.