Monday, May 27, 2013

Big Red Kangaroo

Here is the cover of the children's book I have  illustrated, due in the shops in a few months. It is written by Claire Saxby, published by Walker Books. It is a great story, mixing fact with fiction to give some idea of the life of red roos.
The next one is about an Emu, see it sometime next year!
I have been away for 2 months, doing a 13000km return road trip from Sydney to Port Hedland  in Western Australia. Quite tricky driving in crazy city traffic again, after so long driving on quiet outback roads, one day seeing 3 cars and 4 emus in 400km.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


I saw at the Art Gallery of NSW today, a work by the Australian artist George Baldessin, "Occasional images from a city chamber", an etching in 25 pieces about 14m long, so in response to the Illustration Friday topic of "tension", I added some effects in photoshop to a sketch to mirror some of the marks in the etching. Probably impossible to get close to the real thing.