May 07, 2012

New news

Has it really been 3 weeks since my last post? 2012 is moving so quickly I can barely keep up!

I've been working on a lot of different projects lately, from repurposing my animation,"The Show", for a multi-channel installation at RMIT (in 3D!), to busily working on set/costume design with The Sisters Hayes for an upcoming show at the Malthouse, to working with Rae &  Bennett Fine Art Printers to create some new limited edition giclee prints which will be available online verrrry soon. All while still trying to keep up with my portrait a day challenge (126 portraits in and counting). 

Phew!

A lot of it all is still in the "secret" stage, so I don't get to share much here. I can however share this little preview of one my recent prints!


As always, the loverly ladies at Rae & Bennett worked their magic with their Epson 9900 to get the perfect print, and I was really chuffed with how this one came out. I'm almost finished putting together my online store, where this and more illustrations will soon be available. Exciting times.



PS. I forgot to mention this earlier- Cat Rabbit and Isobel Knowles' amazing children's book, Owl Know How, is finally out! If you're in Melbourne you probably already have your hands on a copy (or have been desperately pining for one)-


I was lucky enough to help out on the original animation which inspired the book (below). All I remember from being on set is constantly combusting into fits of cuteness-overload.



The images in the book perfectly capture all the personality and fluffiness of the film. Cat and Isobel made all the intricate sets, props and characters by hand, and the textures, colours and patterns come out beautifully. The book even comes with a free owl sewing pattern, so you can make your own!

Gah! Go buy it!