• Editors,  Illustration,  Publishers

    #illo52weeks – October’s illustrations

    Week 40: Carnival Copic markers & Artline pen I am not really pleased with this illustration. I had limited time this week and it showed in the outcome but I still participated and stuck to my goal of entering on time each week regardless of the standard of work.   Week 41: Sweets Copic markers & Artline pen As you can see I had the event of Halloween in my mind. I enjoyed doing this illustration and am pleased with how it looks. 🙂   Week 42: Instrument Gelli printing & Acrylic paint I felt the need to use a different medium again and gelli printing felt perfect for this…

  • Illustration,  Uncategorized

    #illo52weeks September’s Illlustrations

    Another busy month has passed and five more illustrations have been completed on time (just)! Week 35: Botany pencil & copic markers   Week 36: Dance Acrylic Week 37: Geometric Digital Week 38: Fauna Acrylic & permanent marker Week 39: Melbourne Collage, copic markers & Artline pen. As you can see by the last illustration that the warm weather has arrived reaching 33 degrees! You will never hear me complain of the warm weather, I love it as does my little blue penguin. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, see you next month…

  • Illustration

    #illo52weeks – July’s Illustrations

    July has been a cold month. But I  have still managed to submit 3 manuscripts: for a monthly short story blog for a Writer’s Unleashed picture book competition (deadline has now closed) to an editor that I had a consultation with at the CYA Conference (fingers crossed she likes!) And I have kept up to date with my weekly illustrations, so here goes: Week 26: Land I really enjoyed getting familiar with Illustrator Adobe again. I am hoping to improve my digital skills. This illustration is lovely and simple but one day i would like to be able to include interesting textures. It was a particularly cold week, hence the arctic…

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    #illo52weeks – June’s Illustrations

    June is a busy month for me – lots of writing deadlines for a variety of competitions, submissions to prepare for editors at the CYA Conference this coming weekend (so excited and nervous) and the weekly illustration challenge to participate in. Week 22: Childhood As a child, my siblings and I had two rather amorous rabbits, Princess Leah and Luke Skywalker. Copic markers & artline pen.   Week 23: Rain Coincidently there was a lot of rain during the week of this challenge. I think that helped. Collage, watercolour.   Week 24: Calendar This theme had me stumped for most of the week. Then I decided to give digital illustration…

  • Illustration,  Uncategorized

    #illo52 weeks – April’s Illustrations

    Due to all the writing commitments I have given myself I have decided to post my illustrations for Tania McCartney’s 52 Week Illustraion Challenge as a job lot each month rather than each week. So here are my illustrations for April: Week 13: Transport Pencil sketch & Copic markers I had Easter on my mind. Week 14: Whimsy Biro on a serviette in a cafe 🙂 Week 15: Vietnam Pencil sketch, Copic markers, paper, tissue paper I like looking at this one. Although my figure is a bit stiff I am pleased with the overall effect. I am enjoying working in collage. Week 16: Structure Gelli printing, collage Don’t ask…

  • Illustration

    #ill52weeks – Week 5: Kitchen

    I thought I wasn’t goiong to come up with an idea in time before the day ended. I had a need to do collage and so I thought I would give that a go in a rather tentative fashion. I finished just in time to do school pick up. And I feel quite pleased with the end result. It is always such a relief to complete each weeks challenge and I am determined no to miss a week. This keeps me developing my skills and is good practice at meeting deadlines. Tomorrow the theme is ‘Magic.’ 🙂

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    #illo52weeks – Week 2: Italy

    Every week I panic and think I won’t be able to come up with an illustration for the 52 week Illustration Challenge – it really does make me feel nervous. I almost feel like giving up but I don’t because the joy I feel when I do manage to create a new piece of artwork is wonderful. Week 2: Italy Pencil, copic marker, coloured pencils, Artline pen. I was so stuck with this theme and then I realised that the book I am reading is based in Italy. Masquerade is written by my writing buddy Kylie Fornasier, and I am thoroughly enjoying all the drama and intrigue that went with…

  • Illustration

    #illo52weeks – Week 1: Fairytale

    Yes, it’s that time of the year again when you are up for new challenges. I cannot believe how quickly last years illustration challnge founded by Tania McCartney went. And I still cannot believe I am going to join up again! Will I have the time? The energy? The inspiration? I hope so and I will try my hardest to participate each week no matter how busy or uninspired I may find myself. I will submit an illustration each week no matter how I feel about it. And we can be our own worse enemies where judging our own work is concerned. So here is the first illustration of this years…

  • Illustration,  Portraits

    #illo52weeks – Weeks 51 & 52

    I can’t believe the year is over – which means The 52 Week Illustration Challenge founded by Tania McCartney is also over! It has been a great challenge to be part of and I have created over 52 illustrations that certainly wouldn’t have existed had I not participated. It was a delight to see everyone else’s creations too. If you would like to see the complete collection click here: 52 Week Illustration Challenge 2014 Week 51: Silhouette My other hobby is family history and I love the old silhouettes or Victorian era cameos that were in fashion as broaches and wall portraits. This is my daughter drawn using textas onto…

  • Artwork,  Illustration

    #illo52weeks – Weeks 47, 48, 49, & 50

    Lucky you, you get four illustrations this week. Gee, life is flying by so fast at the moment, I can barely keep up. School’s are breaking up tomorrow for the long Christmas holidays, so kids will be home!   Week 47: New York This was a dufficult theme for me. It was too abstract. But I will not quit or avoid the challenge. I like history and was thinking about New York when it was new and young.   Week 48: Fox Foxes are harder to draw than I thought. I felt nervous and therefore decided to keep it small. Week 49: Sunshine Whilst still unpacking the house from a…