Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Todd Bratrud

Looking at these gory hand diagrams makes me cringe!

Gosh, its been yonks since I have posted any book reviews. I have bought a few awesome books that I can't wait to share. The first one is called I Hate the Art of Todd Bratrud. Todd is best know for his illustration work for skate companies, and you may have seen the green lizard ladies he drew for Volcom.

His work often juxtaposes something cute or sexy with something that is repulsively disgusting. A few of the illustrations of bloody finger injuries in the book made me cringe - just click on the last picture above to see what I mean!

Fantastic book, the only comment I have is that I wish there were some more background info about him as an artist - how did he start out, etc. But for pure visuals, this book is very cool.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Free Shipping

FREE Shipping on Society6 orders now through Sunday! Excludes Framed Art Prints and Stretched Canvases.

Inked feature

My Cross My Heart iPhone case is featured in the Jan/Feb issue of Inked Aus/NZ! Unfortunately they spelled my name wrong - Anne Corbai... yikes!

The issue was a really interesting read as it featured interviews with some of my favourite artists - Angelique Houtkamp, Caia Koopman and Taylor Reeve (you might remember I wrote a blog post about her shoes here).

You can see all my iPod and iPhone cases here.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Skin Deep Feature

Some super exciting news - my SeƱora Muerte iPhone case is featured in the January issue of the UK tattoo magazine Skin Deep!

The issue was a great read with some really interesting interviews with tattoo artists and excellent photography. It came with a free calendar, which was cool! To view my iPhone cases and framed prints, click here.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

New Products!

Frankettes iPhone case
Framed print
Stretched canvas
Pink & Blue Tattoo framed print

I have two new items available in my online shop. The first is my recent Frankettes illustration, available to purchase as a iPhone case or a print. The art prints are printed on matte 100% cotton rag and have the option of being framed. There is also the option of stretched canvas.

The second item is my Pink & Blue Tattoo illustration. An oldie but a goodie! It's available to purchase as a framed art print. Click here to view my online shop.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Amazing ...

All I can say about this video is WOW! Such amazing use of paint and colour. After watching it, I really wanted to try it out for myself, but I would have to stock up on my paint supplies!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Presenting my latest illustration... Frankettes!

I created this for Domestic Etch Magazine, they asked if I would come up with something for their theme of 'growth & decay.' I have wanted to do a Frankenstein-girl illustration for a super long time, and this was the perfect opportunity!

To address the growth & decay theme, I wanted to take a well-known image or person and 'zombiefy' them. I ended up basing the illustration around a photo of the 1960's girl group The Ronettes. I was debating whether to make the image yuckier by adding decaying skin and worms, but decided not to. The Frankettes may be an electric psychobilly punk group, but they are still classy!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Work in progress

Just a little screenshot showing my progress of my latest illustration. Working with FreeHand MX. I actually got rid of the black tooth after this as it was bothering me.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Hello 2012 + exciting news

First post of 2012!

Exciting News! Last year, I applied to the Jump national mentor program, and I have been selected to participate in the 2012 program. For those who don't know, Jump supports young and emerging artists by helping them develop with a mentor. In Western Australia, JUMP is delivered by Propel Youth Arts WA and receives additional funding through the Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts. I approached Webuyyourkids and they very graciously agreed to mentor me as I aim to develop my illustration skills. It is a huge honour for me, as I have been an admirer of WBYK for many years, so I will make the most of this opportunity to learn and grow as an artist. 2012 is already shaping up to be an exciting year!

Some of my favourite work by WBYK

Resolutions: Instead of setting myself a ton of new resolutions, trying them for a month or so and then giving up, I will implement something I read in a book. Basically, the book said that it takes 30 consecutive days to build a habit. When people try to take on too many new habits at a time, they become discouraged if they fail to succeed in them all. So this year I will be setting myself a new habit each month, so hopefully by the end of the year I will have acquired 12 positive habits.
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