Tuesday, 26 April 2016

sophie's picks - week 16: MIRROR

I'm Starting With The Man In

The Mirror

I'm Asking Him To Change

His Ways

And No Message Could Have

Been Any Clearer

If You Wanna Make The World

A Better Place

Michael Jackson

Clara Cook

Demelsa Haughton

Leonie Cheetham

Joanne Stead

Jenni Marie Webb

Danny Zemp
Kirsty Collett
Och Gonzalez Umlas

Jolanda Jarman

Margaret Dewar

Linda Graham D'agostino

Yik CHang HO

Cvetlana Osipova

Lisa Coutts

Sue Rawlinson

Austen Gordon

Vanessa Pritchard
Udayana Lugo

Chris Kennett

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

leonie's picks - week 15: OCEAN

Did I  tell you that I love the ocean? Challenge members didn't disappoint with our Challenge page depicting an amazing splash of ocean colours, schools of fish, mermaids and other sea creatures, crashing waves and deep, meditative currents, charismatic sailors and scuba divers, creative boats and ships and even a lighthouse to guide our way.

Here are a few magical illustrations that resonated with me this week. Let me also leave you with a little quote I found which conveys how I feel about the ocean.

Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean - Ryunosuke Satoro 

To check out more wonderful, oceanic illustrations please visit our Challenge Wall

Anne L-y So

Beatrice Giacomini Marques 

 Benjamin Hummel

 Benjamin Johnston

 Dalia Cristovao

 Daniel Corcoran

 Elin (Aged 4yrs)

 Irene O'Brien
Isabelle Monnerot-Dumaine

 Janet Murphy

Jannette Moore 

Joanne Stead 

Katie Stewart 

 Kimberley Troyer

Kirsty Collett

Lotten Broden

Marie Charrois

 Marie Laure Fontan

Melissa Johns

 Nicola N Billy Bremner
 Penelopes Nest

Prue Pittock

 Sally Fawcett

Shaney Hyde 

Susan Ruming

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

challenge success story: Cara King

I began the 52 week illustration challenge half way through 2014: eye week. I was working 4 days a week with 2 small boys in childcare and not much time for anything. I was missing seeing my boys grow up and my passion for drawing and this challenge opened a door.

Cara King

I read Tania’s Fantastical Flying creator and quit my job. My husband allocated some of his shed for me and built me a studio. In 2015 I completed all weeks (except texture) and I’ve loved it and built up a fair whack of images. I have felt so encouraged along the way by all who are in the challenge, seeing their work and reading their lovely comments on each other’s pieces. It’s a wonderful hub.

Cara's studio

I heard through a friend that someone was looking for an illustrator and sent her some links to my Facebook page. I was thrilled to be asked to illustrate a book for these wonderful women (Roz Hopkins and Natalie Winter from Captain Honey Publishing).

Their book “Mummy and Mumma get Married” is a story about marriage equality and the excitement of the wedding day. I feel strongly about this issue and am delighted to be illustrating for this book.

This challenge has helped in so many ways, that I’m grateful to be given this platform to draw and to be among a community of art-loving like-minded individuals with astounding talent.

Follow Cara:

Website: www.caratoons.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/caratoonsdesign

Buy "Mummy and Mumma get Married" HERE: www.captainhoney.com.au

Buy from Amazon HERE

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

trish's picks - week 14: CAMPING

I love camping, love it, love it, love it! I don't get to go as often as I would like so it was so fortuitous that this week fell to me!
What a great week for pics. So many amazing, insightful, humorous and heart warming interpretations of camping. Thank you all for such great art works.

Elizabeth Anne Dodd

Charlotte Coupaud

 Rebecca J Agnew

 Peter Papamanolis

 Lizzle Manizzle

 Kerrie Robertson

Yik CHang HO

 Ella Manor Lapointe

Anita Gadzińska

 Benjamin Johnston

 Ian McLean

 Isabelle Monnerot-Dumaine

 Izabela Ward

 Katja Landowski-Mertes

 Kim Fleming

 Lotten Brodén

 Urška Tipop

Becky Lazarević

Christine Dimitrakopoulou

Clara Cook

Damien Thomasz

Dani AlCe

Gaye Elliott

Geni Saunders

Janet Murphy

Jolanda Jarman

Kathryn Harper

Kay Don

Kirsty Collett

Linda Graham D'Agostino

Margaret Dewar

Michele Kempees-Lewis

Nicky Johnston

Paloma Hodgins

Penelopes Nest

Peter Hinton‎

Shani Nottingham

Simon Sperry

Vanessa Pritchard