BOSTES (big breath: NSW Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards) English and Mathematics Syllabus illustrations.
Just recently completed, these were a most enjoyable distraction from my computer! A few samples from the project are below.
The book bee
This is an illustration I did recently to depict how it feels when your mind is paid a visit by the book bee. Feels so good to have your flowers pollinated regularly!
The Intruder – Deviant Tree
A digital collage using all sorts of plants ranging from ivy to houseplants to an ancient fig tree. This was one of 16 illustrations in ‘The Intruder’ a pre-teen sci-fi tale about plants grown on the moon under a giant dome, following the end of food production on Earth.
Brain Storms! – Their own wild imaginings
This dentally-minded cow was used to illustrate a section from ‘Brain Storms!’, on stories from the deepest recesses of children’s imagination. You’ll have to read the book to find out how the cow fits in! A very bold line with bits of collage gave him the right mood.
Island Bound – internal illustration
This dreamy lighthouse was used as an internal illustration for ‘Island Bound’, a novel for pre-teen kids. A woodgrain texture was applied to it to give it a worn, painted wood feel.
Brain Storms! – internal illustration
This guy was created to furnish the humour section of the kids book of sort stories – Brain Storms!
A small nod to 50’s style with this one.
An illustration used in the book Brain Storms! Sampled textures and a 50’s style created a sense of fun and surprise reflected in the book’s stories.
Island Bound – Kiskadee
Island Bound – internal illustration (Kiskadee)
Using a woodgrain texture, this is one of 16 little illustrations used in Island Bound, a novel for pre-teens about emotional displacement.
This illustration was used for a section in the book that dealt with grief for kids called ‘With tears in my eyes’.
Here we have Custard and Fred, the singing, dancing pencil and screwdriver.
A job where fun was had in spades creating these quirky illustrations using indian ink and a brush, and a myriad of textures.