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Water Colour Little Faces

Pushing myself to practice, practice with water colours..drawing the faces first in pencil and using them as inspiration for the water colours, just using the brush!! Scary but learned so long as I keep loose It goes ok!

pencil sketches of little faces

pen sketches of little faces

water colour sketches of little faces

Watercolour

watercolour birds

Chubby little birds, based on circles

Little peasant women, based on triangle shapes

 

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Digital Tissue Paper

Using my original art work as a template in Adobe Illustrator, I created a textured tissue paper look to my illustration.

 

 

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Drawing Couture

Always up for learning something new and now I have the time between looking for work and running my little art business. My background is in animation, not Disney but did start out at Hanna Barbera..I can relate to Dallas Shaw's training, drawing circles, arcs and lines to create characters.

Always in the background was a passion for fashion, my mum was a seamstress in Austria, and when we were little she made all my brothers and sisters clothes, no stranger to pins, measuring tapes, mysterious paper patters that resided in illustrated envelopes of sophisticated women or cute children. It was these illustrations that I loved so much and have inspired me to give this a go..here are my first attempts..just warming up.

Having some fun with these too, dusting off my water colours and breaking out sequins and glitter for some special effects.

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DESIGNER BUDDIES

Cyclosa Design By Nature / Sarah Schmidt

Maddy Rayward / Designer/writer/maker

Janelle Walker / Designer/photographer

 

 

 

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ABOUT GRACE GARTON

Grace Garton is a free-lance designer and artist based in Hobart, Tasmania.

After graduating in bachelor of visual arts at City Art Institute, Sydney in 1985, she took up as an assistant animator at Hana Barbera in Sydney. Between 1987 and 2016 Grace has worked for many animation studios around Australia and worked as a freelance illustrator for studios and individuals overseas.

In 2006 Grace started her own small business making and selling her art and dolls. Her work has sold all over the world and has been published in several magazines.

Working in the animation I had many occasions to help with designing websites, marketing collateral and character and background design and in 2013 to 2015 Chose to study graphic design at Tafe and completed certificate III, IV and Diploma in pre-press print and design.

EXHIBITIONS

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 2012 April, Rebecca Roth, solo exhibition, ‘Boys Own’ series

2011, September, Rebecca Roth, solo exhibition, ‘Childhood Memories’ series

2011 June. Rebecca Roth, solo exhibition, ‘Enchanted Forest Series’

1998 Corner Hotel, Melbourne

 

Selected Exhibitions

2012 Catz Pyjamas Gallery, Brunswick, Melbourne

2012 Feather Your Nest Exhibition, Gleaners Inc, Brunswick, Melbourne

2011 Winter Brooch Exhibition, Salamanca, Hobart, Rebecca Roth

2010 Rainy Days exhibition, Cube art & Design, Tasmania

2010 Dragonfly gallery, Hurstbridge, Victoria

2010 SJS Gallery, Melbourne

2008 Sojna Gallery, Tasmania

2001 Customs House Gallery, Melbourne

1992 Flora and Fauna Art Exhibition, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden

1992 Bett Gallery, Tasmanian Naive Art Exhibition, Hobart

1981 Fishers Ghost Exhibition, Sydney

1991 Battery Point Art Gallery, Tasmania

Collections

Private collections, Australia, United Kingdom, Wales, Spain, France, USA, Netherlands