Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
T Shirts are great to paint on.. I love experimenting with images, colour and of course texture!!
I love the autorickshaw image and I gave it a kitch feel with sparkle to make them artsy icons!
The black and silver was more intricate as I wanted to play with pattern and being a graphic art student, create a balanced design.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
It was a pleasure to illustrate this sweet story book wonderfully written by my sister. It's a few words with a lot of meaning! We both loved how the book came together all hand-done! I really wanted to depict the pages in complete simplicity with a 'cute' touch. I hope this sneak peak adds a little sunshine to your day!
'The 5 stages of grief'- 5 abstract face illustrations I created for a group of College students(my sister included) for a book project. I was quite happy that I was able to move away from my comfort zone and successfully complete the challenge of creating depressing images. The writing was intense, along with these dull grey stroked features against strong dark colours, I think it definitely set the mood.
It was great to see the finished product-the printed books! (I think everyone smiled at the end of the day!)
Thursday, September 18, 2008
These are wonderful Christian based stories of God's purpose for our lives. The author 'Jonathan Cooper' has been able to bring powerful meaning through the simplicity of the narrative which is quite remarkable. A lot was revealed to me about my life and it's purpose as I worked on the illustrations. So, although these books are for the young, they have meaning for the "young at heart" as well!
My illustrations for Children’s books are simple and playful. Bold colours bring out the mood of each page. I try to awaken the reader’s imagination. I really feel for the purpose of 'inspiring young minds'. I love this particular line of work as I feels it is a great challenge to my creativity and I see each page as a work of art and fresh ideas are always required.
For more information on these books and others on 'God's Creation' wonderfully written by Claire Osborne and beautifully illustrated by Heidi Hendriks and on how to order them, please visit this site: www.saltandlight.com.au
These images below are from photos that I turned into digital art:
These images below are what I practised creating on Photoshop, logos, titles, framing and composition:
The original characters in the boxes were hand painted by us.
The theme given to us, we were thrilled at the visual we came up with.
The Back Cover (up)
Shireen and I were on the Editorial Committee of our Church in the years 2005-06. We were on the design team and we really enjoyed being creative and innovative. We are really proud of how these covers turned out and I feel the imagery gave artwork a more current feel.
Watercolours are interesting to work in, it requires a certain amount of practise and skill, I don't feel I have mastered this media completely as yet. It isn't a forgiving medium, we have to really avoid any mistakes. It can be great fun once you have some practise and know how to control the flow of the water colour. The first painting (2007) is a definite witness to it's flow, wash, transparent, translucent and layering qualities.