Anne Ryan

Hello ! from Melbourne..

Welcome to my website.

I am an author, illustrator, artist, and art educator who lives and works in Melbourne.

“A creative process may begin with a flash of a new idea or with a hunch. It may just start as noodling around with a problem, getting some fresh ideas along the way. It’s a process, not a single event, and genuine creative processes involve critical thinking as well as imaginative insights and fresh ideas.”

Sir Ken Robinson

View my video and explore the posts on illustrating, drawing, painting and writing processes.

Have fun ….and Do !

Recent Posts


When is a scribble not a scribble?

Great ideas in drawing come from that unconscious moment when you have a spark of an idea and you are not sure what it is. You start to scribble. The first form can often be difficult to recognise. Through the mark making process, ideas form and new ideas emerge. For young children a scribble is…

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What are you working on?

Kids Conga Line Looking for new characters is always fun. I am lucky to spend a lot of time with young children and often they end up inspiring characters and expressions for my illustrations, as well as being a constant source of ideas for my writing and storytelling. Observation is important for developing drawings. Keep…

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