Monday, 30 June 2014

Roses are Blue - Release

'Roses are Blue' is officially released today!

This beautiful book is now available in most bookstores.

For reviews please visit Goodreads.


SCBWI Portfolio Showcase

Busy prepping my portfolio for the Portfolio Showcase at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference.

Below is the character page I've compiled demonstrating my figure drawing ability, a skill ALL publishers and agents look for in an illustrator!







Friday, 27 June 2014

Stretching Creative Wings

Over the past few years I've been told to be loyal to one art style only. To much variation and you won't be considered seriously as an 'artist'.

But all creative people know you have to stretch the artistic wings and explore!

This painting is part of the 'Journey' series I was developing last year in watercolour.


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Woodland Whiskers - Speed Sketch

Working on a small introductory video for my new book series, Woodland Whiskers, to be released with the books on July 1st.

I never realised how difficult it is to make a short movie! So not planning to make many in the near future...

This is a poor-quality clip from the video showing an increased sped drawing depicting one of the book characters.


Monday, 23 June 2014

Roses Are Blue - Spread

The launch date of 'Roses are Blue' by Sally Murphy is fast approaching!

This spread from the book is a poignant scene where Amber paints  her mother....as how she used to be.

Bookshops have already ordered their copies and the official release date is July 1st. For more info visit Walker Books Australia.