Pack of cards

. . . My chakra illustrations are now available to purchase online as cards with envelopes. They measure 90x130mm. You can find them on the ‘Blue Island Press’ website, www.blueislandpress.com.au . . .

Rabbit

. . . This is my renewed rabbit. I drew him years ago with graphite, and this year realised he needed a refresh. So, I added magenta magnolias and roses and golden crocuses with coloured pencil and increased the contrast in his fur . . .

‘Moon rock’ … ‘Acres of amethyst air’ … ‘Rock faces’

. . . Each granite rock inspired illustration was drawn this year, with coloured pencil on paper. I have depicted the intriguing rocky forms that play tricks on my eye, every time I walk past a particular cluster of rocks. Also, I wanted the dreamy quality of quartz crystal to shine through in these drawings . . .  

 

 

Greeting cards

. . . My greeting card series, drawn with coloured pencil and pen . . .

Mask

. . . My latest coloured pencil drawing ‘Mask’ . . .

Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration

. . . ‘Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration,’ is a massive online course that teaches people how to draw plants and animals in a realistic style. Represented by The University of Newcastle, this six week course is free or $50 to gain a certificate. It will deepen your interest and appreciation for the natural world of art and science. Please click on the link below for more information . . .

Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration

Nature will have what nature wants

. . . My drawing ‘Nature will have what nature wants’ is a comment about the environment’s powerful strength and resilience towards excessive human consumption of precious resources. I was looking at a discarded piece of plastic and the way it’s folds and creases created interesting form. To me, from a particular angle it resembled a bird. The two features drawn against the cloudy sky are inspired by the plastic bird, which gives the impression that nature has taken the plastic and made it into something beautiful . . .

Nature will have what nature wants

Paintings by Miho Hirano

. . . These oil paintings by contemporary Japanese artist Miho Hirano, for me, suggest the feeling of floating in a softly lit sky or gentle water . . .

 

Sketchy stencil series

. . . Three new drawings of mine . . .