Yggdrasil

Behind the scenes:

This brief required the illustration of a couple, just married. Along with this instruction I was given a theme to interpret; vikings, as this is a passion and previous life that the couple shares and ideally, they would have wanted their viking wedding. I was to combine what I personally took from the viking culture; which was the mythical tree Yggdrasil, also called the World Tree or Tree of Life because it contains all the worlds and represents the cycle of birth, growth, death, and rebirth, and combine this spirituality with the couple and their wedding day.

>Myopia:

“But deep under the earth, where the corpse serpent gnaws at the roots of Yggdrasil, the tree of life, there are three spinners. Three women who make our fate. We might believe we make choices, but in truth our lives are in the spinners’ fingers. They make our lives, and destiny is everything. The Danes know that, and even the Christians know it, we Saxons say, fate is inexorable.”
Bernard Cornwell, The Pale Horseman

Artwork:

Yggdrasil
297×420
Digital Illustration

Lilly Beach

Behind the scenes:

This brief required the illustration of a couple’s engagement. Along with this I was limited by certain themes; that of lilies and the beach, and I was given instruction to incorporate these in my depiction of the event. I was encouraged to in any way represent in the image that of the spiritual world and the physical world coming together in this union.

>Myopia:

Hashtag “Maybe I do believe it, all this ‘meant to be’ stuff. Why not believe it, really? Maybe it’s just up to us to make it happen. To show up and be meant for each other.”

Artwork:

Lilly Beach
297×420
Digital Illustration

Scarlotte Will

 

Behind the scenes:

This brief required the illustration of a local rock band; Scarlotte Will. Along with this instruction I was given a song to interpret after which I was to combine what I personally took from the song’s lyrics and overall feeling with the representation of the band members.

>Myopia:

Nothing stays…not the same, not with you, not even alive. There is great treasure to be found in this impermanence, the greatest being the peace that comes from accepting it. Winter has its own beauty.

Artwork:

Scarlotte_Will
297×420
Digital Illustration

Goodbye Spirit Bird

 

Behind the scenes:

This brief asked me to represent the recent passing on of a dear friend of the client. The theme we chose for?the brief was ‘Goodbye Spirit Bird,’ as a farewell to Tony. Tony was a creative soul, who loved working with children and giving his time and love to charity.

>Myopia:
Tony; we salute your spirit, and we honour your ascension. Goodbye, Spirit Bird. Fly far and stay near.

Artwork:

Goodbye Spirit Bird
297×420
Digital Illustration

Splintering Midgard

 

Behind the scenes:

This brief only stated the theme or title of the exhibition I created this image for: “The Third Dimension”.

Myopia:

In Norse mythology, Midgard literally means “the middle enclosure.” It is the world of human civilization, the realm of fields and fences. To splinter it would mean to break free of the limitations (fences) of Midgard, wether that describe traveling to dimensions other than the known physical, or psychologically setting yourself free of what the third has limited you with.  

Artwork:

Splintering Midgard
420×594
Traditional and Digital Art

Eat The World

 

Behind the scenes:

Illustrated phrase
For this project of illustrated type the brief required both the illustration of a phrase. The words must be illustrated as a corresponding visual image and this visual image must serve the purpose of depicting the words at hand. I chose to illustrate the the phrase ‘eat the world.’

>Myopia:

“Freud was a hero. He descended to the Underworld and met there stark terrors. He carried with him his theory as a Medusa’s head which turned these terrors to stone.”

R.D Laing

Artwork:
Eat_the_world
210 x 297
Traditional and Digital Illustration

Everything Is As It Should Be

 

Behind the scenes:

For this project of self promotional purposes, the brief required a visual depiction of who the artist believes she is and what she would like to say to the world. This would be illustrated, incorporating illustrated type, and applied to various mass producible products, 4 x postcards, 1x poster and business cards. I decided to illustrates life hacks that I have conjured up live by, almost like mantras which allow me to be what I am- which is perfectly human.

>Myopia:
Everything is as it should be.

Artwork:
Custom T-shirts
Custom Coffee carriers
Custom Matchbooks
Custom Postcards
Poster design
Business cards