Watching some characters just appear on the page with all their personality and pre-exsisting back story, can be a mystery even to the artist. It sometimes takes a while to recognise the appeal or potential of a character and that it ‘s not just another ‘extra’ in the rolling scenes of sketchbook pages. In the…Continue reading →
Hello ! from Melbourne..
I am an author, illustrator, artist, and art educator who lives and works in Melbourne.
View videos and posts on my illustrating, drawing, painting and writing processes for children’s books.
“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 involves critical thinking as well as imaginative insights and fresh ideas.” Sir Ken Robinson
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Children observe detail and form through self directed play. As they build, create , problem solve and develop storytelling through play experiences, children can develop observational awareness of form. Play is engaging, social, develops language and imagination and is lots of fun. Toys are a great source of reference for observational drawing. These ‘Bionicles’ have…Continue reading →
Limited edition prints NOW available! MEDIUM : Acrylic PRINT TYPE : Giclee image size (w)310mm x (h)300mm Limited Edition : 50 BOOK TITLE : Shadowcat Author : Julia Louise Publisher: Five Mile Press PRICE: $100 Orders now available from Books Illustrated Books Illustrated has been promoting Australian picture books and book illustration…Continue reading →