24 May 2012

Illustration Friday - sight

I had in mind a line from The Famished Road by Ben Okri, which has lived in my notebook for years. In this image, the line has a completely new context.
Constellations were visible in the sky, each star a different colour, luminous and pulsing.
The waves are inspired by an illustration by Dorry Spikes, one of my favourite illustrators.


17 May 2012

new card design

My sis asked me to paint a card for a friend, who is a lover of, amongst many other wonderful things, flowers and fynbos, the indigenous vegetation of the Western Cape, in South Africa.

14 May 2012

2012 Serco Prize submission

Entry for the London Transport Museum's annual illustration competition, run in collaboration with the AOI. The 2012 theme was 'Secret London'. I had a lot of fun thinking about the unexpected surprises you very often come across wandering the neighbourhood streets, far away from the main tourist attractions. This way of working, I'm finding, is a great way to be expressive and graphic. Painted acrylic collage paper on watercolour paper.