Illustration, Retouching and Photoshop are some of my specialties. I studied life drawing for 6 years and have a degree 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 a lot more computer savvy. These days I work with the mouse and wacom to produce high end images in Photoshop and Illustrator. Scroll to find some of my favourite Illustration work.
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.
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. This style is quite easy to edit during the early stages since every line is made from a vector stroke.
Inking – A practical application for this illustration style is used on a facebook banner.
Inking – This illustration is hand drawn using traditional felt pens. From there I have scanned and traced the drawing using Adobe Illustrator. Colour fills are also done on the computer. This idea for done for an Award School print ad concept. The style is not as editable as inking but is a quick method from an approved sketch.
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.
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.