Saturday, 5 February 2011

An illustration for Melbourne's Child

Until I was contacted by the editor of Melbourne's Child to ask whether I would like to contribute illustrations to the magazine, I didn't realise that the publication is actually Australia wide, and is familiar to those in respective states as "Sydney's Child", "Adelaide's Child" etc. Don't tell anyone, but I hadn't done editorial illustration since last century. And I think it shows, because my little girl is a bit -- well -- stiff. But I have since worked on a couple more illustrations which will appear in the subsequent issue, and I can report that I am happier with them.
Hopefully they will improve with each month. It's a nice challenge that I am lucky to have.
The illustration as it appears on the page, below. It's pretty small, which is good. Illustrations always look more impressive when they're reduced. Like on a's one of my dreams to illustrate a stamp one day. (Likely a pretty common and time honoured dream among illustrators!)


jen storer said...

Oh you are such a mulit-talented girl! COngratualtions. I think you're little 'preppie' is a total sweetie, a lovely pensive expression and a pretty palette too. Look fwd to many more... jx

ameskeria said...

it's lovely! I want that bird! :)

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Wow, congratulations.... I love your little girl. Hope you will post more of your illustrations. Good luck & have fun!

Sandra Eterovic said...

Thank you all so much! I have not been on the computer as I have been having problems with my internet connection due to a storm in Melbourne on Friday night.