March 31, 2016
I have been interviewed in connection with my illustrations for the forthcoming Utz Publishing edition of Ursula Moray Williams’ classic book Gobbolino, the Witch’s Cat.
The interview features behind-the-scenes sketches, including the L’Oreal Toad and a too-pretty sea-witch.
Interview with Kathleen Jennings, illustrator of Gobbolino, The Witch’s Cat.
March 28, 2016
A bewildering variety of dragons for April’s calendar. The ones above are possibly my favourite of all my drawings.
You can download and print it pre-coloured, or to colour it yourself.
If you click on the images below, the full-size image should open.
Thank you for your patience with monosyllabism. Am in the middle of a convention.
March 23, 2016
This is a placeholder/sneak-peek, as due to the Natcon this weekend (and other deadlines) the April calendars may not be finished until after the Illustration Friday topic changes.
They have, for me, a strong association with Jonathan Creek, as the Lewis episode with Alan Davies was playing while I inked it (giving away all my secrets here).
I’m a little in love with these dragons.
March 21, 2016
Boxes of books have arrived at my house! A delivery for Fablecroft Publishing for Contact2016 (the national convention, this weekend).
This is the cover, with my art, for Kate Forsyth‘s The Rebirth of Rapunzel, the PhD exegesis which accompanied her novel Bitter Greens. It will be launched at Contact, here in Brisbane, this weekend.
Both the main and background illustrations are originally scratchboard designs. Here’s a progress shot.
We were going for an old-school pamphlet/midcentury letterpress poetry vibe, and I really like the font Fablecroft chose.
March 20, 2016
I frequently post pictures of my sketchbooks-in-progress on Facebook, Twitter etc, but hadn’t realised how long it has been since I uploaded the scanned pages! The sketchbooks themselves were taking longer to complete, as well, since if I wasn’t in the office I was working on commissions. But I’m catching up now!
Here’s a taste, with some dancers from late 2014.
(Clicking on the photos of the full pages will take you to the Flickr page, which should let you see a larger version).
Ducks are always rewarding.
March 11, 2016
A late dash with watercolour (and gold acrylic) for Illustration Friday topic: “Childhood”.
It’s a sketch for a larger idea, but also watercolour practice towards some future projects.