Thursday, 30 October 2014

Golden Turtle Competition

I stumbled upon a couple of photos online that show I was a finalist in the Golden Turtle exhibition that was held in Moscow from late July 2014. Although I was told I would receive a printed brochure with all the finalist's work included, I have never received one, and their website is quite hard to navigate since it's in Russian. I was lucky that a couple of random guys happened to be standing in front of my turtle drawing when their photo was taken!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Golden Turtle Competition

On February 25 2014 I was contacted to say I was a finalist in the Golden Turtle Competition. An exhibition of all the final entries was to be held in Moscow on July 27th 2014, where the winner would be announced. I'm still waiting for the results!

My name in the above list is highlighted. I had to put the list through an online translation website to figure out where I was!

Monday, 30 June 2014

Interview with Idealog

Here is an interview for the Idealog website promoting the PANZ Young Designer of the Year Awards for 2014.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Young Designer of the Year Shortlist

Wow, I made the shortlist! I thought my 'young' days were behind me. Oh well, I'll take it!
Click here for the full shortlist.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Close-ups - Laura

Here are close-ups of each drawing. I first did a sketch on paper to decide roughly what Laura would look like. From there I scanned this into the computer and drew over the sketch in Illustrator, tweaking certain elements and perfecting the drawing as I went. I scanned patterned paper and fabric for her outfits, and these are also what I used for the background in each frame above.

Something a bit different

These are six illustrations I created for a cookbook for Penguin Group (NZ) which didn't make it into the book. I have always been fond of these illustrations as they are so far removed from my usually very tight, realistic drawing style. Until I drew these, I never knew I could successfully create a much simpler, cartoony style. I decided to frame them using similar background fabrics that were used in the finished cookbook. I think they've come up great!