Traditional Illustration

In an effort to find an affordable and eye-catching canvas, I began experimenting with paint pens on paint swatch cards. Due to the pre-determined main colour and small size, it gave me some really interesting parameters to creatively wrestle with.

This format was incredibly rewarding for me to work with, and ended up becoming one of my largest bodies of collective work. It's something I still go back to when I'm low on ideas and want to illustrate something.

In an effort to find more small and accessible surfaces to illustrate on, I turned to these free cardboard coasters I would get in the mail. The different frame shape of these coasters gave a breath of fresh air to paint swatch format when the original squares were getting a bit stale.

Fun creative exercises in my standard sketchbook. I always get so much pleasure from the bold and vibrant finish of paint pens, so I have no shortage of work made using this medium :)

Work created with the express purpose of fulfilling a monthly mail subscription on Patreon. These traditional illustrations would have to be repurposed as both a square postcard print, and two individual vinyl stickers, so those deliverables were always considered during the creative process.

Rainbow Pencil Art - Rainbow Pencils on Paper

I derive so much joy from taking a creative product traditionally thought of as a children's play thing, and using it in a more serious illustrative capacity. Here I've taken rainbow pencils, a tool traditionally given to kids to doodle with, and created a range of spot illustrations with them. Their vibrancy and unpredictable nature is part of the charm!