Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
My mind has been observing colour and light like never before, learning so much right now at the Oatley Academy with Chris Oatley, I keep having to stop, paint and record what I'm seeing. Here are my latest iPhone brushes paintings.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Sorry I haven't posted any updates lately but that is not because I haven't been creating new art, the opposite, super busy enjoying Chris Oatley's latest class Painting Drama 2. 2014 has started off with a bang and I am practicing daily at improving my drawing skills. Here is the latest life drawing sketches, I have experienced a massive break through in my approach to observing after reading Marcelo Vignali's Fractal Methods books. If you can get your hands on one I highly recommend it, I was lucky to purchase it at CTN in LA last year. Here's a link to his site: http://vignalistudio.blogspot.com.au/2013_09_01_archive.html
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Wow, what a start to 2014. Can not wait to start updating you guys with my new art, many exciting things happening the next couple of months. But for now, here is the 3 little pigs brick house concept designs. Next to build the world he lives in!
Monday, December 23, 2013
So my Christmas is not so much a winter wonderland but a drive down the coast to chill and relax with family! What a year! Hope everyone has a very merry Christmas and I appreciate everyone's support and comments through 2013, it makes all the difference! And of course, I hope Santa is very kind to you!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
So CTN 2013 was amazing! I will post a recap real soon! But in the mean time here are some brushes paintings I have been doing on my iphone, what better way to use time while waiting.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Here's my last update before CTN! This piece has a lot of history in development and slowly has built up over the year. Once I arrive home I promise to share more of the process but for now, enjoy. And if you are coming to CTN this year, tweet me and I may have a print for you!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
I received some amazing advice from an inspirational artist on how to tackle colour when going from a thumbnail to the final piece. This advice made something click for me, which is exciting and so before CTN I am revisiting some folio pieces. Keep an eye out on this site, a lot more to come.
Monday, October 28, 2013
So the sketch I quickly uploaded 3 years ago was always meant to be replaced. And it was one of those things that escaped me, but I found time this weekend and created a new profile. It was hard to make a big nose look cute but I did add heaps of bounce to my hair for fun (I can wish!) And have I mentioned how excited I am for CTN?
Saturday, October 26, 2013
So I'm starting to do quick 30min maximum warm up sketches to make sure I stay looser in my digital paintings! They can be ugly, they can be silly, as long as I quickly capture a moment. Here is one from the train the other day using the brushes app, and here's one I did trying to capture the blinding warmth of the sun in the morning. Let me know if you would like to see more!
Sunday, October 20, 2013
So CTN is around the corner and I can not wait so time to update the portfolio. I decided to revist a favourite design and started from scratch again. Sometimes you think you havn't travelled far in your artistic journey, and then you compare where you were a year ago and you realise your progress. Exciting times! This was based on the concept of island communities being connected by bamboo bridges.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Found myself at work sketching a Rapunzel with a pen while waiting for files to export, and here it is. It was a good challenge so I came home and did some pages of rapunzel sketches from one of the best art of books, Tangled. Glen Keanes sketches have soooo much energy, his drawings were really hard to copy, so much learn from this simple task.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
I just came back from the most amazing wedding in Thailand. A lot of relaxing by the pool and lying around in the sun after being a bridesmaid for my best friend. I did find some time to create some quick colour sketches using the iPhone brushes app. I hope you can feel the sunshine!
Monday, September 23, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I thinking learning to draw with confidence with a marker takes time, but it's something I am really trying to master. You have to be decisive and confident of each stroke. Will bring them to a class again.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
This year has been going past super crazy fast, but strangley the busier I become the more I work off a schedule and I could fit life drawing back in. Here is my fist session back! I was surprised i wasn't rustier!