There is such a big list of those – but specificially I was asked for three things I wish I had known when I was starting out as an illustrator. The article, written by Larissa Ham, was published in today’s edition of The Age. Cool! We asked a successful illustrator, two entrepreneur mates and a [...]
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This is the final painting from the wedding and I’m pretty happy with it The interesting problem was to capture the essence of the event which was spread over a few hours, with changing light from daylight to night time, strong light to mood lighting including uplighting under some trees and down lighting in other [...]
…that people do this around here. Does anyone else have subversive guerilla knitters in their area? These snazzy little numbers are around tree protectors in Princes Park, but there are some fine bollard jerseys and bike rail warmers nearby too. Do they sew them on by torchlight, do you think? Are you a knitter?
It’s been a difficult week and one that has really shown me a reality of continuing my job with the twins on the scene. They’ve been sick on and off for well over a month now (a mixture of the one-year innoculations, child care and who-knows-what-else). Poor little guys. I’ve been used to working with [...]
While I sit in the park jiggling the pusher while the boys sleep I’ve been looking at some old drafts of stories. For a start I love Dropbox. It lets me access my documents from any computer and work on the latest version. Including on the phone. Brilliant! Secondly I’m really happy with the latest [...]
I’m sitting and rocking the twin pusher with my feet right now and I’m thinking. For starters, I’m wondering how the term ‘untoward’ came about (‘from’ seems about as meaningful – toward what? And un-toward? I’ll be off the OED methinks for that one). I’m also thinking about a draft I just did of a [...]
Oh how I’d love to write about all of the drawing I’m doing. I do have one new moleskine image… A boy climbing a big old silver birch… But it’s not ready yet. What a change these boys have wrought! Seven days a week working has dropped to a clawed-back one, the brush and pencil [...]
I had an interesting and fun time at a school on Monday doing sessions with the kids, this time with two awesome groups of grade 3s, and also a year 9 writing group. That was a session looking at the different ways picture books can work, especially when dealing with more adult ideas. We looked [...]
…in a cafe. What bliss!
So, it feels like time for a bit of an update while I wait for these lads of mine to arrive. Last year wound up much faster than I expected. There were some very exciting projects that I was all set to do – a possible library mural, a book with Penguin and finishing off [...]