Back at the start of June this year, I came across an interesting project on my Facebook feed, the Black-Throated Finch Project instigated by Australian artist Charlotte Watson. The Black-throated finch is an endangered bird now found in small populations in Queensland. One of these fragile populations is currently under threat from the proposed Adani […]
Thank you to Zarina and Paul from Vision Photography Canberra for capturing this magical moment with my two boys. The photo was taken on Spooks Hill, Bungendore NSW, May 2019.
This week I was inspired by a new online class from children’s book illustrator Nina Rycroft – ‘Watercolour Magic – Illustration Masterclass.’ She shows how to use five different techniques for one of her illustrations. I didn’t have the time or spare cash to take her class though it looks amazing. Instead, I decided to […]
I have been diligently completing a daily sketch for the last month and I would like to display my work and its progression from very basic to something I can hopefully and eventually be proud of. I had been painting watercolour directly onto my journal book each day but because the paper is not designed […]
This featured work was created in 2018 using watercolour pencil to sketch, watercolour paint and fine point pen.
It has been a while since I have had the motivation to get back into illustrating. Last week, I decided to start a daily journaling, scheduling, task listing, gratitude and sketching practice. This has led to a huge increase in my level of motivation and productivity. Instead of submitting work to the Character Design Weekly Challenge, […]
It has been such a long time since I’ve been able to illustrate anything. Now that my morning (all day) sickness has settled down hopefully, I can be more productive. I’m not able to illustrate the imagery of this scene with the vividness and quality that I would like but as they say, practice makes […]
This is the second week of the 2018 Character Design Weekly Challenge. I’ve attempted a different design for my mouse characters. It’s not bad but more cartoony than want for my Brambleberry family. This week’s theme is Toddler/Baby so please allow me to introduce Bethany Brambleberry. Bethany loves animals and wants to be a vet when […]
Happy 2018 to all you lovely people. I hope it’s shaping up to be a great year for you. After a short but wonderful hiatus to celebrate the silly season with family up in North Queensland, I am finally back at my desk and ready to start working on this year’s goals. First cab off […]
This one is very late in coming but I have had the concept in the back of my mind since March. I’m also happy to say that I finally took the plunge and bought myself a set of Royal Langnickel water colours and some good quality watercolour paper. I am in love! I love the […]