Illustration, Retouching, Photoshop Illustration and Photoshop are some of my specialty areas. I studied life drawing for 6 years and have a BA in Illustration. During the 4 year course I studied all types of techniques including air brushing, life drawing, acrylics and print making. Since then I’ve become  more computer savy. These days I primarily work with the mouse and wacom to produce high end images in Photoshop and Illustrator. Below you’ll find a small sample of my work to demonstrate diversity and some of my favorite pieces.

New Years Eve Poster – Millfest 2,000 – Based on the Millennium bug theme – I was given an open brief for this country event. With a $2,000 budget I made this ideas from scratch in 3D and then finessed in Photoshop.
This is a personal piece of art that was loosely copied from an artwork we liked. I’m not sure how the original artist did it but I used a mixture of acrylics and chalk crayons.

Chunky Custard CD – My second project after graduating. A cover band wanted an illustration to go with their album titled ‘You’re Soaking in it’. The was made in a 3D program and then Photoshop.

2 original paintings to sit side by side. Acrylics 1 sqm each. ‘Itchy Bear’ and ‘Whirly Pool’. The first painting was based on a canvas photocopy I found in a gallery. I tweaked the last stages to make it more dynamic with random splashes of paint. The second painting was lossely based on painting one to match the feel.

stufly – music album 1 artwork. Concept and design. Photoshop illustration based on an image of the artist’s face. The idea is based on a butterfly painting that 2 ideas become one in a collaboration of music. View website
stufly – music album 2 artwork. Concept and design of graphics using Photoshop. Website design and social marketing including Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud. Based on the vibrant colours of the first album and artwork. The idea is to convey the fresh and modern sound of the music with a loose representation of digital eq. View website

Inking  – Showing 2 steps that follow from the led pencil sketch stage.

Doggy Day Tripz facebook banner idea

Inking  – A practical application for this style on a facebook banner for one of my clients.

Inking  – Hand drawn using traditional marker pens. Scanned and traced in Illustrator. Fills are dropped in on the computer. This idea for done for an Award School print ad concept.

This is a loose style but editable. I draw in pencil, scan and trace with a brush tool in illustrator. I use the blob tool to do loose fills on a separate layer. This makes this type of illustration easy, fairly fast and fine to edit.

Airbrush  – Using the old fashioned air brush…a project from my University days just to show a bit of diversity and more organic style.
Photoshop
Retouching experiment  – A personal project using opposite techniques and effects. Left and right I generate an older and a younger version of this wedding photo.
Dairy Farmers  – Brochure image. Product shots combined with their standard hills image background.
Blended Illustrator  – Complex images and gradients straight out of Illustrator. The hand was rendered using Poser and integrated in Photoshop.