Naturama came out first and is a beautiful introduction to Irish wildlife, regardless of whether you live in the countryside or in the city, there’s lots of things to learn about and get you started as a nature enthusiast.
My Naturama Nature Journal has projects for children to do outside and field guide notes sections to write and draw in. It gets everyone outside turning rocks upside down looking for worms :)
Next Friday is Culture Night, the best night ever, full of free cultural events around Ireland! I am delighted to be helping out on the night in Bí Urban in Stoneybatter, home to my Naturama exhibition earlier this year, and exclusive stockists of my Naturama prints!
We had a preview event for the media the other night and I gave a demo of some nature printing and helped a few people make their own.
Please join us next Friday evening from 5pm and you can make your own nature print.
There’ll also be a demonstration of traditional wood carving, as well as seed bomb making. You can also just pop in to see the wormery or learn about bees! It’s going to be really fun so hope you can make it.
Stoneybatter in Dublin 7, is one of the oldest, loveliest, red-brickinest neighbourhood and you are welcome to come celebrate its beauty with me and Bí Urban for a Stoneybatter Sketch Walk on Saturday October 7th from 11am to 1pm. Bring a notebook and some pens, and we will take a little wander and stop to sketch local landmarks and places of interest. Places are limited you can put your name down in the Bí Urban Shop (3 Manor Street, Stoneybatter) or else book online here. The cost is €15 per person.
Like all my work I did most of the drawing by hand in my notebook, then scanned it in and developed it in Illustrator. I collage hand coloured work with vectorised, digitally coloured elements.
November 18th/19th 2017: Digital Illustration workshop in Fumbally Exchange, Dublin, book here.
Develop your digital illustration skills over one fun weekend using Illustrator in Dublin. Learn how to combine digital drawing with hand drawing and bring your skills to a whole new level. 11 CPD point for Architects. I am an Adobe Certified Expert with 5 years teaching experience and my classes are just great!
The two days are jam packed and very hands on but I create a very relaxed atmosphere and give lots of encouragement and one to one help. I work from the latest version of adobe Illustrator so that you can get the most out of the features but I also reference older versions and what slight differences you might need to look out for.
There is a maximum of 6 participants so everyone gets lots of attention. Find out more here.
This is me, I became an illustrator because I wanted to have freedom in my everyday life and to be able to express myself and spread love and happiness through my work. I really enjoy working with people, young and old, and helping them learn new art skills in workshops. I’m good at making things simple.
I love collaging hand drawn and coloured elements with digital to make my own little wonky world.
My undergraduate degree is in Architecture (B.Sc from UCD) and I have a Masters in Digital Media Technology (DIT). I am also an Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator.
This is me talking about Naturama and how I draw. If you can’t see it on youtube, watch it here on Facebook..
Melissa’s classes provide the perfect introduction to working with Adobe software programmes. All the ‘How To’ questions are answered as tasks are worked through one by one. Well prepared and approachable she provides students with a comprehensive set of notes for each class. Group numbers are kept small to facilitate an easier learning situation and the atmosphere is very friendly and helpful.