Sunday, February 26, 2012

Star Gazers

I did three little illustrations for
the new issue of La Petite!

They also had a really beautiful editorial in there
called 'Electric Dreams',
so stunning.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Girl With Flowers

I made this piece for some old gal's birthday this weekend.

It's on a Panel Pop and the background is in acrylic
(which I very, very rarely use!)
with the figure in graphite.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Little Deities

So, I have had this creepy little doll staring down at me
for about a month or so now
and it's almost time for her to go to her new home.
(I know she's a girl because she has pink knickers)

If you live in Melbourne, and would like to meet her,
she will be at

No Vacancy gallery
8th - 18th of March 2012

And she won't be alone,
quite the opposite in fact,
she will have 59 weird little friends that have been decorated by some of the most amazing illustrators in Melbourne,
just to name a few!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

It's so wrong, but...

How beautiful/disturbing are these photographs
by belgian photographer, Frieke Janssens?
Don't worry, it's all for show!

A quote from her website:

"Adult smokers are the societal norm, so I wanted to isolate the viewer's focus upon the issue of smoking itself. I felt that children smoking would have a surreal impact upon the viewer and compel them to truly see the acts of smoking rather than making assumptions about the person doing the act. Coincidentally around the time of the "Smoking Kids" gallery opening, a law was passed, and smoking has been banned from Belgian bars. There was an outcry from the public about government intervention, feelings that freedom was being oppressed, and that adults were being treated like children. With health reasons driving many cities to ban smoking, the culture around smoking has a retro feel, like the time period of "Mad Men," when smoking on a plane or in a restaurant was not unusual. The aesthetics of smoke and the particular way smokers gesticulate with their hands and posture cannot be denied, but among the different tribes of "Smoking Kids," - Glamour, Jazz, and The Marginal - there is a nod to less attractive aspects, on the line between the beauty and ugliness of smoking. To assure you of the safety of the children, there were no real cigarettes on set. Instead, chalk and sticks of cheese were the prop stand ins, while candles and incense provided the wisps of smoke."