January 6, 2017

I want Owl  to be bright and colourful. I want to create illustrations that are vibrant and bold. I made this with Lino cut, watercolour, indian ink, crayon and chalk. 

January 5, 2017

Some more of my feathered friends. This time in watercolour, pen and oil pastel.

January 4, 2017

"...it is the property of certain surfaces that appear to change colour as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes". Like these guys feathers. Met these chaps at Birdworld, and I liked that they seemed to look a bit shifty, like they were up to something. Watercolor & ink. 

August 15, 2016

More paper cuts, this time I was playing around with light. Creating layers of tracing paper to diffuse differing amounts of light.

December 20, 2015

This little character popped into my head, and I think he could have a fine adventure across the pages of a children's book.

October 2, 2015

Probably just because I like playing with knives, I have been exploring the possibility of illustrating my book with paper cuts. I imagine eventually creating designs which are so intricate that the paper becomes like lace. These are a few of my first attempts.

September 13, 2015

Playing about with the possibility of illustrating using textiles and embroidery... you know, sewing stuff.

August 26, 2015

I envision this book with a hand drawn quality to the text. I have been messing around with how to pair text and image. 

August 16, 2015

Acrylic, collage and pen

August 15, 2015

I have written a children's book, about an owl who goes on a great journey and meets lots of other birds along the way, and eventually learns something about himself. I will be spending some time experimenting with how to illustrate it. 

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