Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Educational Material: Have you Ever

Another book illustrated by me will be showing up in school around NZ. "Have you Ever" was a quick and fun text book project commissioned by PEARSON educational publishers.

Since the story is set in modern classroom I wanted a cast that expressed variety and individuality. I especially enjoyed drawing the funky teacher! Here goes the character roughs and some spread from the book.

Like I have said in previous posts one downfall about working on these text books are that I can not buy them in book stores or even through the publishers :( 
And since I no longer work in school (I sued to be an Art Technician at ACG Parnell College in Auckland until my freelance work took over) this one copy I will have to keep safely in my growing archive of books!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Go Girl 10: Sink or Swim

The 10th book in the Go Girl series is out now! Sink or Swim, written by Thalia Kalkipsakis and illustrated by me! :)

 Illustrating this book reminded me of my school days when I used to be quite active. Being bought up on a farm my sister, brothers and I used to love bushwalking and going on random adventures. Mum also kept us all busy with Tennis, badminton, swimming classes, plus a touch of netball for us girls and karate for the youngest brother. Five of us siblings would start off in the entry level class, but naturally after a few month everyone except myself would climb up to senior levels. Sadly I stayed in the entry level the whole time I have played badminton, netball and tennis. I think I lacked coordination...

Luckily I was good at swimming!

Anyway, since freelancing I have been very very unfit. I have been sitting on my bum for the past couple of years, doing all nighters and munching on snacks... I have joined the gym a few weeks ago, and thanks to my fiancee (who is a keen rugby man) we go and work out three times a week. Hopefully I will keep this up!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps: March Release

Woo Hoo! Two new march releases are available now at Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps store. This month is all about engagement and wedding! I had so much fun illustration these images!

First up is Engaged Lucy. Sparkle asked for a second drat for this one, it ended up being better than the first :)

Check out all the wonderful work by the SCRS Design Team!

I drew Engaged Lucy during end of last November, and funnily enough my man proposed to me on the 25th! So it was such a nice coincidence and a surprise! :)

Naturally the second stamp is Mr. & Mrs. featuring Josh and Emily!

And again the design team has made some amazing cards using this stamp!