Monday, March 17, 2014

Absorbing colour everywhere I go

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

Life drawing in 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 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: 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

This little piggy built a brick house

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

Merry Christmas everyone!

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

stop, wait... quickly paint on your iphone!

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

Sleeping Beauty's Castle has a new spin

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

Home Sweet Straw Home

Continuing the story of the 3 Little Pigs, here is the interior design of the straw hut. I imagined the interior would be barn like, and the pig would use as much straw as he could.

Monday, November 11, 2013

This little piggy built a straw hut

After a hards day work, this little piggy built a straw hut! Watch out more 3 little pigs artwork to come

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Revisted the 3 little pigs for CTN

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

Gravatar late update!

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

Warm up sketches!

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

Updating an island

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

Tangled sketching

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

Thailand colour studies

 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

My life drawing is improving

Going to life drawing 3 weeks in a row has already made a huge difference on my observation skills! I must keep this up!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Marker & life drawing is hard!

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

Returned to life drawing

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!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Aloha Hawaii

This was a quick 20minute colour study. I loved Hawaii so much! This was from my first trip to northshore, I have never seen waves barrel as beautifully as hawaiin waves.