7/21/16

Art Vs Real life

This project has been 7 years in the making. 
7 long years I've had this little itch in my brain, that would surface when I least expected it. Sometimes it would turn up in the middle of the night, or other times when I'm drowning in emails in a busy cafe.

 I finally wrangled the idea by the balls and went for it. It wasn't for anyone else but me. A new way to translate the ideas in my head about how I view the world to others. 

I've always felt that my brain exists in a cartoon fantasy land but my body is trapped in reality. So I decided to become a part of my artwork. 



Oh She blooms.  #thumbelina


"But now I'm refined"
When Little Red met the Big Bad Wolf


 Her head is always in the clouds 


 Dancing with the devil


"Shh. Be quiet or he will hear you"
My heart has a rave party whenever you're near



 "I could have sworn you were human"


Limited Edition. Each sold separately. 

5/10/16

Delta Goodrem at the Logies

I recently teamed up with animation queen Rachael of Strictlyandlow & The Squared Division for a very special job. 
Last night Delta Goodrem performed ‘Dear Life’ at The Logies and I was invited to illustrate the content in the background. 


This style is completely different to my usual cartoony-skeleton pics - but versatility is important in my world, so I’ll give anything a red hot crack. 
I spent a very busy few days sketching, scanning and creating ink typography in the lead up to the big event. 


Seeing it come to life through the telly, knowing thousands of other humans in their homes were watching was when I could fully appreciate the work put in. Thanks for having me Deltabae x




















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4/6/16

Cartoon Girl Turned Real-Life

For years i've wanted to create photo vs real life images. When I finished uni, it was something I was so passionate about. I approached magazines and clothing companies asking if I could create this kind of work for them (without payment) and got so many knock backs, mostly because my style wasn't the right fit I guess. An Australian label even rejected my email, took my pitch and did it using another artist. 

It took nearly a decade and a love affair with snapchat for me to realise how much I enjoy drawing ridiculous things over my mug. I feel like i don't live in the real world anyway, so I want to give you an insight to just how colourful mine really is. 


"Growth"


"It appears that boy gave you butterflies madam"


"I feel distracted today"


"Foxy Feelings"


"Sugar Spice and all things nice" #whatgirlsaremadeof


 "She came from the sea"


 "Cheers mate, I like yours too"


New work: Sweet Dreams

At the beginning of this year I had an incredible detox. I fucked off all forms of social media because I realised half of my time was being chewed up by doing countless rounds of refreshing, tumbling, liking, commenting and trawling. I took a massive time out to think about who I am creatively and how I can convey a tidier version of myself through my art. This disconnection enabled me to really get to learn more about my own head. 

Each morning I would wake up, sit on my verandah, have a coffee and draw. There were so many scrappy bits of inky paper that piled up and I didn't care if the finished product was good or bad. I couldn't believe how productive I was when I just got into my zone, and didn't have to answer to anyone but me. 

Prints and postcards of the 'Sweet Dreams Collection' are available online