Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Graffiti Dress

Photo by Matt Jelonek

This month I met the most inspiring person I have met for a long time. Emily Parish contacted me and asked if it would be possible for me to spray paint one of her Aurelio Costarella dresses, and yes, she had cleared it with Ray! She was attending a charity ball and wanted to wear one of her favorite dresses but with a twist. Emily and her husband Rick run The Telethon Adventurers which is dedicated to their late son Elliot. Emily is brave, charming and a true Adventurer and she wore the hell out of that dress! Cant wait to be a contributing part to their charity, their passion is astounding.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Urban Walkabout Claremont

 The third cover in the Perth Urban Walkabout Guides I have done. This time I thought I'd show you guys a bit of the process that goes into it. The two pencil illustrations are the originals that I sent to Urban Walkabout to choose from with their colour option in the middle, I like giving a couple of options! They went for the one on the right probably because if you were to walk past the guide in a shop she is a little more interesting and has a bit more detail going on. View the guide here and pics from the opening night here! 2 more to go!
PS This is my 60th post!
PPS Have you visited my Facebook artist page yet?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pippa McManus + Aurelio Costarella + Jeans West

A few months back Aurelio Costarella asked me to create an illustration for a charity he was working closely with. I used ink on watercolour paper to produce the original illustration of the Venus gown (above left) and Photoshop to colour the final product (top)! We were so excited when the totes hit the stores, and I have spotted quite a few being carried around the city;) They can be purchased for $19.99 through Jeans West stores and also online here. $5 from every tote purchased goes to Pink Ribbon Day!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Seeing Double Exhibition

Well, the lovely Ann Nie from Tu asked be to be her second ever exhibitor at her new Stairwell Gallery! It opened last week and was such a fantastic night! This collection you may notice is a bit softer than my last exhibition and the girls are more sweet than sultry but you can read more about it here or with the lovely Emma Bergmeier on her Dropstitch blog. The 20 works are all prints from a range of colour pencil fashion illustrations I did exclusively for the exhibition. Each piece has a sister. All are editions of 10 (so you have ten chances to nab one!) and come framed, some with coloured mats and are $240 each. You can purchase the artwork by contacting Tu:

In other news I now have a Facebook artist page! You can check it out and 'like' me here
Also Proenza Schouler retweeted my sketch Show illustration a couple of days ago!!!