Illustration

Tokyo Tower

I have finished up this work for the Sweet Streets Exhibition. Now I need to find a suitable frame, and get working on my other pieces for the show. Here is a funny video of a smidgen of the the process. Mostly this is me twiddling my pencil! The girl was inspired by one of … Continue reading

Inspiration

Microvision

Today is the Microvision 5 Auction. If you are a fan of fantasy illustration and art, then perhaps you will be familiar with the amazing artists in this auction. Irene Gallo and Dan Dos Santos curate the auction whose proceeds go to help future illustrators through the Society of Illustrators student scholarship fund. They asked … Continue reading

Illustration / Inspiration

Fairytales and the art of Edmund Dulac, Jessie Willcox Smith & Dorothy M. Wheeler

I love fairy tales. “The Princess and the Pea”, or the “Nightingale” remind me of the reading corner in the Library in Port Elizabeth, or having my mom or dad read us “The Faraway Tree” before bed. The stories were great, but the illustrations really captured my imagination. I hope the following collection of images … Continue reading

Inspiration

Swab Art Fair 2010

I went to check out Swab on the weekend. It was pretty interesting, but I wasn’t blown away. Especially considering the 10 Euro entrance fee. I felt some of the displays were pretty sloppy, with names of artists vaguely scribbled on walls. However some of the work on display was really cool. Some of the … Continue reading

Illustration

Excess Luggage

Ahhh the woes of travelling here and there, luggage found, luggage lost, too much, too little. This is one of the illustrations I am working on for Sweet Streets at Nucleus Gallery. This little wanderer, not unlike myself, has lost her luggage over Tokyo tower! The illustration is a combination of various media. I created … Continue reading

Travels & Adventures

The baby owl

A few weekends ago, Milos and I flew to Strasbourg to visit his sister who is completing her masters in translation at the university there. It is a very pretty little town on the border of France and Germany. Lovely canals and rivers wind through the town which is crowded with funny narrow buildings all … Continue reading

Illustration

Sweet Streets

I have the pleasure of being included in the Sweet Streets Exhibition in September this year, and currently I am working on a few pieces for the show. Caro who is curating the show has featured some of my process in her blog documenting the exhibition. I have entitled my work Fukurou Fright. The owl … Continue reading