Vintage Books held an illustration competition to celebrate the release of Haruki Murakami’s novel, Killing Commendatore. My shortlisted entry reflects the themes and moods I feel when I read my favourite Murakami novel, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – juxtaposition, playfulness and bold directions. Oh, and cats.
A sketch on a paper bag in ballpoint pen from a photograph. Biro is one of my favourite tools to draw with, since you can layer crosshatching and build up tone.
Study from a recent photograph in Wonderland magazine, shot by Lasse Dearman. Inkwash on paper.
Julia Leigh is an Australian author and filmmaker and her work is among my best loved. Disturbing, macabre, lethally clever. I think about her writing long after I’ve finished.
The cover design for this novel is so beautiful, and the prose is too. I very much enjoyed this book by the late Georgia Blain, shortlisted for the the 2017 Stella Prize.
A series of drawings about people and their favourite coat, jacket, cardi or shrug. Vintage 1950′s swing coat, navy wool shell and silk lining. ¾ Sleeves, 1 of 3 buttons remaining. Label reads Mansfield, Made in England. “I got this coat in Vinnies Retro in Northbridge when I was 15. It cost $50 and since […]