6/8/15

Night Spirit

Things have been quiet and still on the old creative block. 
It's been about a month since I drew something for myself, and it's not because I've had no time.
I like the idea that a night spirit called Sleeplessness keeps me up, filling my head with magical ideas to put on paper. Lately he's been missing, and so is my drive to make things.

The best thing to do when I get like this is just put pen to paper,  draw out my thoughts, and eventually more will follow.



5/25/15

The Dairy x Dizzy Little Dotty

OH YEAH!
I recently teamed up with The Dairy to launch a bunch of super cute phone cases.
Jump over to their website and snap up a little something sweet!
There are goodies for Samsungs & iPhones alike x 





4/27/15

Small Stories Collection Launch X Online Auction

I've had an utterly delightful few months of just drawing 'Dotty things'.
The beginning of 2015 has been about about reviving my creative spirit by what truly makes me happy, and exploring themes that I'm passionate about. 

Magic, spirits, romance and nature seem to be things that really stick with me.  I love the idea that there are worlds within worlds, and that is what I'm trying to create with my recent collection.  Illustrating dreamy characters playing roles within an illustrated scene from the movie in my head.  Basically taking on real life experiences and re-creating them in a cartoon sense.

This whole collection is experimental, colourful, emotion evoking & will hopefully make a connection with anyone. 

Sunday May 3rd will be the launch of the new 'Small Stories' Collection. 

Prints will be available for $22 online 
Original Paintings will be auctioned off on Facebook 


"Night Eyes" 
Digital Print - 200gsm cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 


"Sunset Eyes"
Digital Print - 200gsm cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 


"Some Days"
Digital Print - 200gsm cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 


"You Always Have A Home With Me"
Digital Print - 200gsm cardstock 
210mm x 297mm  

"In Blue" 
Ink and Watercolour on 600gsm watercolour cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 


 "Miss Moon"
Ink and Watercolour on 600gsm watercolour cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 


 "Bloom"
Digital Print - 200gsm cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 


"You Are Beautiful on the Inside"
Digital Print - 200gsm cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 


"Bunny Tea Etiquette"
Digital Print - 200gsm cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 


"All I Want is Sleep"
Ink and Watercolour on 600gsm watercolour cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 


"Carmine"
Ink and Watercolour on 600gsm watercolour cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 


"Night Eyes Black & White"
Digital Print - 200gsm cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 


"Sunset Eyes Black & White"
Digital Print - 200gsm cardstock 
210mm x 297mm


'Liner'
Ink and Watercolour on 600gsm watercolour cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 


"Le Petit Lapin" 
Ink and Watercolour on 600gsm watercolour cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 


"Mermaidens" 
Ink and Watercolour on 600gsm watercolour cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 

4/19/15

Azealia Banks @ Coachella

I had a really insane last minute opportunity pop up this week - to create a pastel psychadelic background for Azealia Banks' Coachella Performance. 
I managed to churn out one busy background that could be animated within 12 hours. By the time I realised the magnitude of the situation (I mean, come on, it's Azealia Fricking Banks) the image was done. 

Thanks so much to Rachel, VJ of Strictly and Lowdown for asking me to be a part of the project :)




Photos via theYBF


3/28/15

Recent Artworks : Digital vs Traditional design

Greetings Friends, I'm alive.  
I've began to reconnect with traditional drawing again - and it feels so good. I've realised working on a computer for the entirety of an artwork, cuts out something really organic during the creating process. It's almost like something blocks me from fully achieving satisfaction in a design. 
Most of my work is created in Adobe Photoshop with a Large Wacom Intuos pro. I became so used to being able to click + undo mistakes or colour filling till I found the right shade, that I found myself actually frightened and filled with self doubt when it came to putting pen to paper. 

I remember even being out at a cafe with another artist friend, who wanted to draw in our sketchbooks and the whole ordeal made me so nervous, I put it off. 

After wrapping up a 6 week long mural for Black Milk Clothing, I settled down and decided this would the the ideal time to re-discover what I like to draw, for me, and only me. 

The whole notion of having each day to spend creating for myself was overwhelming. Everything I usually draw is for a market or a client. I almost felt lost, and unable to relax, because I felt guilty about 'not working'. I've always said 'draw because you like the process, don't focus the end product being polished or you'll throw yourself off'. So each day would be a struggle to just clear my mind and enjoy playing with paints instead of 'finishing linework by noon, colouring by 2, starting a new draft by 3'.  

I think I'm finding the right balance of 50-50 traditional vs digital illustrating. I've had to set up my regime so I'm not sitting at my computer for longer then 2 hours a day. So if I have a digital design on the hop (like the foxes image below) I won't spend all day working on her, but stretch it out over a week. I start to get angry if I'm stuck in the one spot for too long otherwise hah. 

Anyways, here are some of the recent illustrations. A collection will be launched soon along with prints! Stay tuned. x  



'The Archer' 
Watercolour & Ink on Recycled Paper
210mm x 280mm  


"The Forest won't let me leave with you"
Watercolour & Ink on 600gsm watercolour cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 


"Honey Bunny"
Watercolour & Ink on Recycled Paper
210mm x 280mm 


"Learn to love Sleeplessness"
Digital Print - Ink on 200gsm matte cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 


"The White Witch"
Watercolour & Ink on 600gsm watercolour cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 


"Bathing in Rainbows"
Watercolour & Ink on 600gsm watercolour cardstock 
210mm x 297mm 


"The Premonition"
Digital Print - Ink on 200gsm Cardstock
210mm x 297mm (A4)
297mm x 420mm (A3)


"The Hunter"
Watercolour & Ink on Recycled Paper 
148mm x 210mm 


"Arrows for my Enemies"
Watercolour & Ink on Recycled Paper 
148mm x 210mm 


"Human Existance"
Digital Print - Ink on 200gsm Cardstock
210mm x 297mm (A4)

1/4/15

Future Beauty : 30 Years in Japanese Fashion Workshop

I recently had the pleasure of doing a workshop at Goma as a part of the 'Future Beauty: 30 Years in Japanese Fashion' 

I came in to do a 2 hour drawing session with an intimate crowd, where we designed 3 different Street styles. Kuro Gyaru, Decora and Sweet Lolita were the subculture fashion genres I thought would be the most creative to explore. 

There were so many incredible designs that came out of the workshop. Each person put a really colourful and radical swing on their design. 

For anyone who missed out, I've attached the activity booklet below. 

Photos via meohmygirl and Tokyofashion








9/18/14

Cute Commissions

Even though I'm not taking on portraits until Christmas, I still wanted to put some cute commissions I've been working on up. 







8/27/14

Yacht Club Djs

At Splendour in the Grass I had the pleasure of doing some live drawing that was projected over the stage while Yacht Club Djs were doing their Set. I drew two rabbits and Melty font. They liked it so much they asked me to do a poster (like the splendour design) for their last Tour. 
Radical.