Monday, February 27, 2012

The Vogue Project page 16 & 17

                                Page 16 (18/10/07)
                                 Page 17 (18/10/07) BAD scan, sorry!

I remember this one being so fun and stressful to do. 
I had never really worked with inks apart from splashing them boldly around during life drawing classes in Fine Arts and Fashion Design. This was a much more refined attempt at inks. 
I really love the top one now (5yrs later!) especially because now my motto is: 
'I only draw things with faces'. 
The composition is nice too. Reminds me of the wonderful work of Retoyman, although his ink portraits are a million times more advanced than mine, check 'em out!
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Monday, February 20, 2012

The Vogue Project page 14 & 15

Page 14 (02/10/07)
Page 15 (03/10/07)

I loved doing these ones! So simple and effective, isn't that always the way?! 
Plus at the time I was a little obsessed with Karen Elson.
So using some thin-ish craft card and a super sharp scalpel I carefully cut the block sections out and even more carefully glued them down (disaster), next time I'm using tweezers.
Loved doing the actual text in this one too!

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Vogue Project page 12&13

Pages 12 and 13

So I have never really put any of my digital work on my lil blog, so this is a first:)
I used Adobe Illustrator (which I use a lot, really!) for the Louis Vuitton ads with Uma Thurman. 
As many of you who are familiar with vector line work, the most satisfying bit is dropping the colours into each section! A bit slicker than my usual work. 
PS. Editor of Australian Vogue Kirsty Clements re-tweeted the last Vogue Project post/tweet!
PPS. Check out the latest pics of me muraling on my Facebook page. Oh and like the page if you like!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


                          Photo by Adam Borrello

Last month I got commissioned by a lovely lady who I had never met before to do a canvass of whatever I wanted in my style. So yeah, that's basically the best thing you can say to an artist as many of you would know. Complete freedom leads to 100% positive creativity. I wish I had her Bum!

Oh and check out this interview I did with the lovely Annette from Wellness WA on my beauty and wellness routine, you may even see a pic of me;)

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Vogue Project page 10 & 11

page 10 & 11 (19/06/07)

Kate for Dior! Can you get a better pairing?! 
The shoot was one of those Vaseline-lensed, soft, 70's inspired campaigns. So I coloured super hard (these were the times before I discovered Prismacolor pencils, mind you) and then went in and rubbed out everything around the perimeter with a hard eraser. 
Quite the arthritis trigger it would seem!