Updates on the picture book!

Hello lovelies! It’s nearing the end of senior year so plenty of things have been hectic within the past month, I’ve recently done a presentation for the True North Youth and pitched to publishers as part of the Salisbury Writers Festival! Currently waiting on replies and planning some marketing plans for the book,  however struggling under school sorry for the lack of updates! However I have some images to share of the concepts for “What If”

May happiness be with you all!

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One of the scenes with the girl~

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Many types of friends!

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Character designs

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Character designs

Sketchbook updates!

Hello! Been rather inactive lately due to senior year as well as doing intensive design classes and working on a folio for my pitch to the publishers! As part of the SA Writers festival I will be pitching my book idea in three weeks therefore working on colour concepts.

I hope you all have enjoyed your break and may your world be filled with sunshine!

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Random Sketch

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Different emotions of my character

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Perspectives and scene planning

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Storyboarding for my book

CDW Masterclass with James Paick and Kevin Chen!

During the holidays I was fortunate enough to be hard at work learning from the masterclass with brilliant artist James Paick and Kevin Chen. It was an amazing experience learning about environments and various unlearned skilled of photoshop from James and intensive study of figure drawing from Kevin Chen! Here are just the few things I did during the classes but I have many more notes from the class.

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A prehistorical image which is still in working progress, unfinished due to working on picture book concepts

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First ever picture using photo-manipulation with the brief being an old city in the desert. The photo isn’t highest quality due to low res references.

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Just a peak at the notes I took for figure drawing by Kevin Chen

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Further notes taken on head perspectives

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Character design, trying to emphasise shapes (triangle)

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Drawing a pirate! (Siamese cat)

Some progress sketches for the new book! 

Been super busy with my study these days but still sketching away when I can and am working on various projects for others, I’ll hope to be able to update them for you soon!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day or evening and may your lives be blessed with colour and warmth!

Here are just some composition sketches for some scenes, various character designs and a full colour sample from medium testing!

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Full Colour medium test (watercolour and prisma pencil)

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Funny friend colour test

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Page 9-10 composition test

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Character design sketch

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Composition sketches

 

SACE Art Show Interview

Sorry it’s been a month since you’ve gotten any updates, life has been quite a hassle lately but you’ll be glad to know I’m beginning to get back on track after all my tests and assignments! For now here’s the video I partaken in for the SACE Art show.

This was from the Meet the Artist afternoon and have been very fortunate to partake in this afternoon. I hope everyone is having a lovely day today and may life bring you happiness!

This video is of me explaining the process I had taken to create my art piece for the show, it also looks at the motivation behind my work and the symbolism i incorporate into my artwork.

Water Shed art prize! 

Hello lovelys! Due to unforeseen circumstances adding to the stress if my studies /final year of secondary schooling/ I have been unable to maintain my daily digital sketch but hopefully once I get back into the gist of my studies I’ll begin to upload some character designs. Anywho~ Although I didn’t win the competition I was awarded the highly commended and I am very thankful for that. So now I can finally show you what I’ve been working on! 

Hope everyone has had a good holidays and wishing everyone some warmth in Australia. Have a wonderful night!

Last update for the night~

No new photos but I’ve recently been accepted into the Water Shed Art prize exhibition. The exhibition will be open from the 30th of April to the 29th of May at the John Harvey Gallery, South Australia. Also the SACE art show is still open and displaying my work. I’ll be posting my art work at the exhibition once it opens!

New children’s book drafting!

Just an update to let you all know that I’ve done my drafts for my picture book and these are only thumbnails as I don’t want to show the rest of the drafts. Currently working on redrafting as there’s lot of room for improvement!

Hope you like these updates and once there’s more character design and colour designing then I should be able to post more!

Feel free to email any inquiries about self-publishing or the children’s book making process!

The picture of the girl is finished!

Hello everybody! I’ve been having a rough week but it’s finally done! On my holiday’s I’ll continue finalising my draft for my picture book. The mockup has been finished but some key scenes need to be redone, can’t upload too many sneak peaks but the images I won’t use for the book I might upload so you can see the drafing process!

Have a wonderful night and a blessed weekend. Hope you enjoy the painting!

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Hello lovelys! How is your evening doing?

Currently working on a character rather than a landscape today, but landscapes will resume after this piece. Theres a bit more to her design than this but you’ll just have to wait till tomorrow! This are looking a bit busy so I apologise.

Have a wonderful day and may sunshine and rainbows enter your lives.

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