Saturday, July 30, 2011
Big news! It is now possible to buy my illustrations as fine art prints. I'm really excited to be selling my work online through Art Harvest. When I discovered the Art Harvest website, I loved the look of it and the art available for purchase and I knew it would suit my style perfectly! I have wanted to sell prints of my illustrations for ages, but I took my time finding a suitable channel because I wanted nothing but the best.
I'm selling four of my illustrations through Art Harvest, printed on thick (315gsm) Softex 100% cotton rag archival paper. Perfect for framing!
You can check 'em out here.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
|Issue 13 of electronic publication Wowmagz|
|Detailed work by Tony Midi|
|Interview with Marcos Chin|
I was recently interviewed for issue 13 of the digital design magazine Wowmagz. Packed full of design and illustration goodness from around the world, I particularly enjoyed reading an interview with illustrator Marcos Chin. When asked the question about advice for new designers, he says:
In the beginning it's important to constantly create new pieces even if you are not commissioned by anyone to do so. Having perseverance and a strong work ethic is more important than talent, I truly believe this.You check out issue 13 here.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Yep, I've been blogging for almost a year now without any major design changes to this blog. A change was definitely way overdue! The original blog was designed (and I use that word loosely) around my Truth, Love, Beauty illustration, but this time around the colour palette and patterned background is based on my Cross My Heart illo.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I love it when good design and great content comes together to produce an amazing book. I recently got my hands on Peace Love and Brown Rice: A Photographic History of the Big Day Out. As the name suggests, it documents the Big Day Out music festival from the first one in 1992 (with Nirvana and The Violent Femmes on the setlist) right up to 2005.
The photos in this book are all by Sophie Howarth, and I love how she didn't just take photos of the bands but the whole festival vibe. A lot of the photos of the wacky festival punters are more interesting than the band shots! The pages are so thoughtfully designed to perfectly capture the gritty, grungy and chaotic nature of the BDO festival.
A beautiful book. Love, love, love it.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I stumbled across this fun little competition this morning to design a romantic book jacket to be in the running to win 100 Mills & Boon books. I've never read one Mills & Boon book, and the idea of 100 being delivered to my front door is quite hilarious! For those who like to read the romance novels, you can find out more here.
Also, one of my fave blogs A Beautiful Mess is holding a giveaway to win a $150 gift card to ThreadSense. You can view ThreadSense's lookbook here and find out more about the giveaway here.
Monday, July 18, 2011
I love the skull and flower illustrations done by artist Paul Alexander Thornton, but what's really amazing is that he draws the flowers in watercolour first, then draws the skulls in ballpoint pen. Mind boggling.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wow. Taylor Reeve is one talented lady. Under the name of Taylorsays, she creates gorgeous one-of-a-kind custom illustrations on heels. Reading through her blog it seems like she paints on just about anything, from canvas to car interiors.
Are these shoes not to die for? You can check out more at her Etsy store.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Yay! I just bought a copy of the 2011 Semi Permanent inspiration book, which features my Paramore illustration. Feels great to be published in a book alongside some of my favourite artists like Martin Ansin and Ken Taylor.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
I made it to the pages of the local newspaper! They wrote an article about a poster design I entered for a local youth arts and music festival, which ended up being chosen as the winning entry.
I look quite happy in the photo because the photographer was making me laugh by saying "Give us another one of those smiles!"