A pair of parrots by Hajin Bae
A pair of parrots by Hajin Bae
A sneak peek of a short comic that I created for the Fly the Colour Fantastica anthology, an all-Australian, all-female comic project.
My story is about a boy who finds a river mermaid. She’s more adventurous than Ariel, so she tags along with him despite having no legs. I was very influenced by the art of Calvin & Hobbes, and also by concepts from FLCL and Chris Riddell’s illustration.
(Hello to new followers! Thank you very much for following and apologies in advance if I’m slow to post art.)
☆ Colour Fantastica “Spread the Love” Competition ☆
Fly the Colour Fantastica is a story-driven comic anthology produced by 12 Australian artists. Through heart-felt story telling and colour as the main tool, each artist draws one chapter reflecting on the themes of growth, revelation, and small victories. A celebration of the little things that make the bigger picture, Fly the Colour Fantastica invites readers to travel these rich and brilliantly coloured worlds.
We’re running a social media competition to help spread the word about this little project. It’s easy!
1) LIKE, FOLLOW & SHARE/RETWEET/REBLOG on Facebook, Twitter OR Tumblr and we’ll enter your name into a draw to WIN 1 copy of the book + 1 limited edition A3 PRINT of the book cover + an ORIGINAL SKETCH from one of our artists! Shipping included!
2) You have to both follow AND share to be eligible. You’ll miss out on the chance to win if you just follow, or just reblog. But if you just want to reblog this for the heck to it, that would be neat, too!
3) The more platforms you cover, the more chances you have to win!!! That is, we’ll put your name in per social media platform you follow+share this competition on.
4) We will announce the lucky winner 1 week after the kickstarter campaign has ended, and we will contact you via your relevant platform.
This is our way of saying thanks to you for spreading the love and giving our anthology a go. Thanks for reading, and reblog away!
<3 Team Colour Fantastica
The River Mermaid.
Pen and ink, Photoshop CS5, Wacom Graphire tablet.
Drawn for a short comic in an anthology. Click here to see the Kickstarter!
Robot & Sparrow.
I am an illustrator who lives in Melbourne.
Could you tell us some more about your works?I used to draw during Chinese school instead of studying (I now regret it - please pay attention in Chinese school, children). In my drawings, I try to capture feelings of wonder, happiness, whimsy…
EP asked me to do a short interview. Thank you EP! Although life has been hectic, I will always keep posting art, whenever I can.
Ok that’s out of my system…
Aaaaand crowd funding LIVE TO GO!
Keep your eyes open for a reblog campaign coming up in a few days! Wow, I can’t believe it, it’s actually happening, peoples!!
Proud to be a part of this — please have a look, and consider lending your support to crowdfund an all-female, Australian comic anthology!
This little delivery rabbit has been riding around in my head for quite a while. I’m glad he finally made it onto paper.
I tried to take a softer approach to drawing using charcoal pencil with graphite.
Audrey Benjaminsen 2014
Hey everyone! I’m so happy to announce that I am going to be a part of the wonderful Light Grey Art Lab’s upcoming show, The Omnibus Treasury! I’m super honored to be amongst some really talented artists, and I can’t wait to see everyone’s collections! That’s mine up there! Aaaa I’m so excited about how they turned out!
The opening reception is on May 30th, so if you’re in the Minneapolis area please try to stop by! The pieces will be available to purchase at Light Grey’s online shop on Friday as well, and you can buy whole sets or just individual pieces~