Book Updates! 

Sorry these updates are taking so long, university started recently so I’ve been busy getting the hang of things! 

I hope everyone is well and are enjoying their days! Hope you enjoy this update~ 

Also will soon update more on sketches, school work and a new online store for my art! Coming soon! 

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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

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

 

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!

Endeavour College open day!

Hello everyone! I recently did some colouring in pages for children who were comming to visit Endeavour College at Mawson Lakes! I currently am still working on the watershed art prize competition and am unable to to show any progress pictures due to the nature of the competition. Currently in the process of mocking my picture book for drafting, keep you updated soon!

*Feel free to download any pictures for your kids or schools!*

SACE Art work and school’s artsnight!

Here’s a slideshow of some of the images from my school’s artsnight with myself within some of the shots. I hope you enjoy! SACE Arts show will be opening after the 18th of March at the Light Square Gallery Adelaide.

Currently am working on a commission to do similar styled work for a client. Have brought the frames and card already and have already began drafting some of the designs! Feel free to message me on my facebook page or through my contacts if you’d also be interested!

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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. 

 

 

“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

2013 Gardens of the Faery Illustrations

Illustrations on top of photography. Created in year 2013. Exhibited within Endeavour College’s arts night. Mediums: Photography, Paint Tool Sai.

When exploring the world it is always good to look around you and find the magic within everything. Even your own garden~

Butterfly Faery in the plum blossoms

Butterfly Faery in the plum blossoms

Faery on a swing

Faery on a swing

Faery within the soursops

Faery within the soursops

Multiple faeries within my garden as I explore

Multiple faeries within my garden as I explore