Another linocut, yew!

Okay so this process is a little addictive. I love how it takes a lot of thought. And then there’s the energy of carving it out and making a nice mess of lino bits everywhere. EVERYWHERE.

This piece is inspired by a true story of someone dear to me. If they wrote their life story, this is how it would begin:

“When he was a young boy, a crow stole his watch. Perhaps this explains everything that’s happening right now.”

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Stills photography shoot

Late last year I was hired by Kojo creative as a stills photographer for a GSK film shoot.

The set itself was so wonderfully put together, with one of the scenes mimicking a doctors surgery from the early 90’s. When I wasn’t too busy photographing, I loved taking in all the details (old desk top organiser, manila folders, a little kangaroo ornament souvenir…..).

Just as impressive were the crew and talent who were so professional that we were able to complete the shoot in one day.

I reaaalllly enjoyed myself and would love to do something similar soon! Here are a couple of my favourite shots from the day.

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Commissioned graphic novel

 

I took some time off from posting “businessy” things over January. It’s February already (what??) and so I’m keen to get back in to sharing what I’ve been up to. So let’s start with this piece I finished off late last year.

A lovely person approached me to illustrate her words as a short graphic novel. It was to be a one-off hand made piece, a gift for a close friend of hers.

My illustrations used pen and water colour paints. I then made a cover with thick card and hand bound it all together using cotton. As a finishing touch, I added some stars and planets to the cover using a silver pen.

What a pleasure it was to complete. MOAR PLEASE! COME AT ME!

Do I do character design? YASSS!

A while ago I finished working on an amazing project. It involved creating characters and illustrations for an educational app to help prevent racism. Read more about it here.

This morning however, I heard back from the client who needed a specific graphic for promotional uses. The graphic was to have all of the characters together as a group. I suddenly realised how many characters I designed and developed for the one app; 30 in total! It also reminded me how much I love working on character design. There’s something so wonderful about using your imagination and creating a little being. Every detail is so deliberate to building that character’s personality.

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First film photos since moving to Melbourne

I moved here a couple of months back and have only just taken myself on a proper photo mission around the suburbs of this glorious city. Yeah, the weather has been a bit rubbish. But supposedly bad weather is what gives a city its soul. It means more indoor activities and moody art. The photos from this day however were of sunny skies and (not that you can see it) warm floaty scents of the beginnings of spring. Unfortunately the colour and lighting is a bit off with most of the photos from this set as I only had my hands on 400 speed film. Who cares though, I had fun. Scanning in the negatives last night was part of the fun. A process I’ve missed.

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