FAQ

Where are you based?
Sydney, Australia

What programs do you use?
Photoshop CC

What tools do you use for your work?
Macbook pro retina (15”), my trusty old bamboo fun tablet (I’ve had it for about 9 years and it’s still going strong), and Cintiq companion (512 GB).

When did you first start drawing?
A lot of my childhood consisted of drawing and watching cartoons. My sisters and I were obsessed with Sailor Moon, so there was definitely a creative influence from an early age.

How long have you been painting digitally?
From the moment I got my first tablet (approximately nine years now).

Did you study? Where did you learn how to illustrate?
I studied graphic design (visual communication) at the University of Western Sydney for four years (graduated in 2010). While my course did train me with briefs and deadlines, it focused very little on illustration as a career path. I’m self taught in what I do, and have developed my skills through practice and experience.

How did you get started in the industry?
After graduating, I dove straight into freelance work. I focused on graphic design jobs for a year or two but ultimately wanted to be illustrating for a living. So I got an agent, and have been freelancing in illustration ever since.

Who/what inspires you?
I find inspiration from a lot of different areas, be it photography, films, books, Pre-Raphaelite paintings, or even just an adventure outdoors. Also, anything dark and broody. That’s my kind of aesthetic.

What’s your process like?
My process usually involves a lot of research, photo taking and thumbnailing. I try to spend a decent amount of time conceptualising and solidifying my ideas. Once I‘ve drafted everything out, my process is streamlined from linework to flat colours to rendering.