Anne Ryan

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
Have fun ….and Do !

Recent Posts

In the studio

Spending time in the studio is always magic! This short video shows me working on some new illustrations using mixed media. (watercolour, gouache and pencil )

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nature

nature inspired

Natural outdoor spaces are a wealth of inspiration for new ideas. Windows of curiosity can be opened by the most unexpected experiences. Little ‘Tachy’ was very happy to share his day in our company. He wobbled and dawdled around the garden in the morning sun, feasting on lots of tasty treasures. I was so excited…

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Visual

Visual thinking and sketchbook fun

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…

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