Well, it HAS been a long time since I posted here! Hopefully I'll have time for some catch-up blog entries in the next week or so, because it's been a crazy few months, and I have lots of news. But in the meantime I thought I'd share my first go at 3D illustration. I had to do a double spread for the School Magazine, illustrating a poem about a KOOKABURRA  snacking on a BLUE TONGUE LIZARD,  and it seemed like the perfect chance to play around with a technique I've been wanting to try for ages. It's wonderful to have a bit more free time to experiment. So, I made a couple of little models of the critters from air drying FIMO, and then painted them with oils. I took photos of them in dappled shadow,  and combined them in Photoshop with some photos of a hollow log I found at one of my favourite spots in the Lane Cove National Park. And hey presto! I was suprised by how niftily it all came together. I think I will be doing a lot more of this...

All the blank sky is where the poem text will go, but if you want to read it, you'll have to find yourself a copy of the September edition of The School Magazine.

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