Portfolio Tag: portrait

Haruki Murakami

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.

Robert Dessaix

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.

Author Portrait: Julia Leigh

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.

Between a Wolf and a Dog

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.

Totem Coats 01 : Pema

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 […]