character design!

Hello everybody! Just recently got some new art supplies and am testing them out! What I’m using in this image are Winsor and Newton Artist quality half pans and derwent watercolour pencils 

Character might change theough the process but just wanted some feedback on the initial designs! 

New character still in progress~ Watercolour and watercolour pencils

Another design, This design is much neater and I feel it’s much more suited to the character ~ cheek is a little rough because of reworking but practise makes perfect right?

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SACE art show, Always running out of time storyboard

Good evening fellow viewers, sorry for the lack of update exam week is a busy week indeed. Just wanted to get the blog up to date with my artwork which has been recently selected for the SACE art show at the Light Square Gallery in Adelaide, further notice of the Shows exhibition dates will be made known for all to visit! (Feel free to message is anyone would like to commission a piece of artwork like this, includes framing and all, great for children’s rooms and display)

The story features a girl who runs away from the pressures, issues and expectations of society and from those within her life. Many can relate to how overwhelming these issues may be, from body image, self esteem, expectations of being smart, fitting into a crowd and facing ourselves sometimes the harshest critic of all. Art was always my escape, my dream land, by safe haven, and I hope that you all can reach out to me or others when needed because sometimes life can be  overwhelming, especially within our own minds. Have a good evening and please enjoy.

This artwork has been inspired by the song ‘Always running out of time’ by Motion City Soundtrack please have a listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffaDPNgeJ_M

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Scene one, girl running away from reality. 

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Scene two, girl running away from her issues with body image. 

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Scene three, girl finds a little hope which she chases as it flies away. 

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Scene four, girl runs away from her expectations of intelligence (in a form of a bird like creature) 

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Scene five, girl runs away from the pressure of fitting in represented by a robot. 

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Scene six, girl runs away and gets trapped by her negative internal self. 

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Scene seven, girl is overwhelmed by the expectation,pressures and issues within her life. 

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Scene eight, girl is offered a helping hand from reality encouraged to face her fears. 

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Scene nine, girl decides to go back to reality to face her issues.

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Scene ten, girl falls back to reality. 

 

 

MESSENGER NEWSPAPER! 

Hello fellow viewers! 

I am yet to finish updating the site with my more recent work which has been selected for the SACE art show however this news is too exciting to miss! 

Just in today on page nine of the the south australian messenger newpaper I have my own article! 

  

Book Launch images and book launch activities!

What an overwhelming day it was to be apart of my book launch this year for “Who are you?” Here are firstly some images from my book launch with cakes done by Cakes By Annalisa https://www.facebook.com/cakesbyannalisa/?fref=ts
A very big thankyou to Louis Bianchini for the photography, but don’t be wronged, he is an aspiring film maker/actor doing me a lovely favour https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGIOSCm2LmzTFgAz4OJk15Q

Myself singing some books for "Who are you?" Photography credited to Louis Bianchini https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGIOSCm2LmzTFgAz4OJk15Q

Myself singing some books for “Who are you?” Photography credited to Louis Bianchini https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGIOSCm2LmzTFgAz4OJk15Q

Wonderful catering by Cheeky Money Catering, and Cakes by Annalisa. Photography credited to Louis Bianchini https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGIOSCm2LmzTFgAz4OJk15Q

Wonderful catering by Cheeky Money Catering, and Cakes by Annalisa. Photography credited to Louis Bianchini https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGIOSCm2LmzTFgAz4OJk15Q

Artwork display of the "Who are you?" Scenes Photography credited to Louis Bianchini https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGIOSCm2LmzTFgAz4OJk15Q

Artwork display of the “Who are you?” Scenes Photography credited to Louis Bianchini https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGIOSCm2LmzTFgAz4OJk15Q

A personalised cake of one of the faeries by Cakes by Annalisa. Photography credited to Louis Bianchini https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGIOSCm2LmzTFgAz4OJk15Q

A personalised cake of one of the faeries by Cakes by Annalisa. Photography credited to Louis Bianchini https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGIOSCm2LmzTFgAz4OJk15Q

Desserts and cake done by the wonderful Cakes by Annalisa. Photography credited to Louis Bianchini https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGIOSCm2LmzTFgAz4OJk15Q

Desserts and cake done by the wonderful Cakes by Annalisa. Photography credited to Louis Bianchini https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGIOSCm2LmzTFgAz4OJk15Q

2. the massive box of orders I received ready for my book launch which was on the 28th of August this year (2015)

A box of book orders which came from Amazon Create space!

A box of book orders which came from Amazon Create space!

3. the three activity sheets which were made for the book tour to three primary schools, Golden Grove Lutheran, St Paul and Good Shepard.

A picture of Lucy for the little ones to colour in, this is before it was scanned and edited ready for copying

A picture of Lucy for the little ones to colour in, this is before it was scanned and edited ready for copying

A picture of a villager for the little ones to colour in, this is before it was scanned and edited ready for copying

A picture of a villager for the little ones to colour in, this is before it was scanned and edited ready for copying

A dot to dot of the Giant's robot to puzzle with and colour in before it was scanned and edited ready for copying

A dot to dot of the Giant’s robot to puzzle with and colour in before it was scanned and edited ready for copying

Progress images of the book “Who are you?” 

Just some old images of the progress to “Who are you?” just for those intrested innthe progress and steps to creating a defined final scene. (2014-2015) 

What the scene looks like before outlining stage! Strange isn’t it? Mediums; Watercolour and pencil!

  

Final image! With outlining images look much more defined and clear~ What do you think?

  

Work in progress of the cover~ Strange to see only half finished images of the final piece! My pikachu phonecharm seems to be peeking through the photo!

  

Just the watercolour of the forest lacks alot of vibrancy without the pencil

  

Only outlining to go!

  

Heavily defined with depth through tone and pen~

 

Final scans of key scenes of “Who are you?” 

These scans are the key scenes of “Who are you?”. These are only a few pages out of the 18 within the book. Mediums are watercolour background, pencil on top with outline in pen. 

 

Cover of my self published children’s book “Who are you?”

  

First two pages of “Who are you?” hot air balloon scene

  

Forest scene where Lucy gets lost, where will she end up next?

  

Entering the mushroom kingdom, what will the villagers do about Lucy now?

  

What’s behind Lucy? Is it a bird, is it a plane? No they’re faeries!

  

Breaking out of the frames scene with a sea theme. Inspired by my trip to Seaworld Queensland, where will Lucy end up next?

  

Lucy has found someone, who will he be? Find out more through reading “Who are you?” and see a friendship unfold!

 

“Who are you?” Self published children’s book colour testing

Before working on the picture book the colours for key scenes were tested first! The book has changed from the first testings but the colour scheme stayed quite similar~

Come along and adventure in the world of “Who are you?”

Forest scene colour test, we are lost, come find the way with us!

Forest scene colour test, we are lost, come find the way with us!

Mushroom kingdom colour test, where will they go next?

Mushroom kingdom colour test, where will they go next?

Garden scene colour test, are the faeries what we think they really are?

Garden scene colour test, are the faeries what we think they really are?

Water scene test, explore the sea ~ save Lucy

Water scene test, explore the sea ~ save Lucy