Friday, December 31, 2021

Recent illustrations with Anglicare

Happy 2022!

After a bit of a break on the drawing front during my degree at Moore, I was glad to be offered some more illustration work around the middle of 2021. I ended up completing three illustration projects (of varying sizes) with Anglicare, for the Bible component of ESL classes. We partnered with the Bible Society, and the material should be coming out later this month. 

Here are some of my favourite pics. The images were produced using Procreate on an iPad, and are shown here with filters. They are for lessons on Ruth and Luke’s gospel.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

More Summer Portraits

This Summer I've been getting into some more drawing. Here are some of my pictures:  

This one of Robbie is in Watercolour Pencils. Done live, two and a half hours.

This one of Clare is also done live - but in charcoal. She wanted it in black and white.

This was the first of two commissions I had over the Summer. It was commissioned by a friend of mine as a gift for his sister and her husband. I completed it in December (in time for Christmas!) and it is in watercolour pencils, from some photos. 

This is Eevee - a beloved pooch of a friend of mine. The artwork is also in watercolour pencils and done from photos. 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Five siblings: a portrait


In watercolour pencils, 2020. 

Friday, May 1, 2020

An artwork for Zegrac Explains

Fairly recently my brother approached me to do an illustration for a fun project he had been brewing, called 'Zegrac Explains' - which is something he was creating with the children of Yagoona Public School in mind.

The brief was to draw an otter and a bear in Victorian-style clothing sitting in front of a fire place. So, I set out to create a digital oil painting on an iPad using Procreate.

Here is the final result:

And here is a time lapse video of the process:

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Summer portraits

Recently a friend of mine gave me a large box of watercolour pencils. And when I say large, I'm talking three layers deep with what feels like a more overwhelming array of colours than a photoshop colour-circle. I also, incidentally, happened to have a portrait commission for a dog that needed to be done, and so had a ready opportunity to use them.

Now, I have collected and used watercolour pencils for some time, but I have been loathe to use them for any illustration work as I have often felt I was able to more easily create a repeatable colour intensity by using watercolours overlaid with coloured pencils (helpful for drawing the same character over multiple pages). However, I think I will try to use them more, as I am quite pleased with how this project turned out, and I think in the process I have better learned how to use this medium.

This is Banjo. 

Something I have also had the joy of doing earlier this summer were some family portraits for friends. Below are two of them. Both of these are done in coloured pencils, and drawn in the  multicoloured style that I have been enjoying over the past few years.

And, should anyone be interested to see the progress shots of Banjo, here are some pics:

Monday, January 6, 2020

Family pets

Christmas has come and gone. And, as I have often done before, I took the opportunity to create some sketches as gifts for family members.

It is with fondness that the Nichols family remembers Cockie and Snowy. 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Assorted illustrations

In this post I would like to share a variety of illustrations and drawings that I have done on the side while studying at Moore. I think most of them I posted on my Instagram when I made them, but here they are collected together for this blog.

Elvyn Butcher: a portrait.

The Guimelpod Tractor: designed for my brother-in-law.


Camel: a childhood toy. 

Piggy: another childhood toy.

Supremo Merino stars in an art lesson on comics panelling.