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 :)
I’m delighted to be part of a beautiful Christmas pop up shop at Fumbally Exchange (5 Dame Lane, Dublin 2). I’m selling limited edition framed prints along with my Naturama and My Naturama Nature Journal books (signed by me and the author, Michael Fewer). We are open Monday – Saturday, 9am to 6pm, until December 21st. Please pop in and look at all the beautiful Christmas gifts, with organic kids wear, stunning jewellery, homeware, indigenous crafts, prints and lots more.
I also have some of my limited edition framed prints from my Naturama series in Bí Urban shop on Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, along with some signed Naturama & My Naturama Nature Journal books :) They are open Tuesday to Saturday, 12-6pm.
The No Fixed Abode group exhibition in The Copper House Gallery is now open and runs ’til December 22nd. All proceeds go to the homeless charity, The Peter McVerry Trust. I have donated my ‘Seal Party’ print from Naturama, a limited edition archival pigment ink print, on cotton rag paper, printed in the Copper House, and framed by Rocker Lane Workshop. More info here.
Like all my work I did most of the drawing by hand in my notebook, then scanned it in and worked it up in Illustrator. I collage hand coloured work with vectorised, digitally coloured elements. I then sent it to the printer who took care of the rest (I didn’t have to be out in the cold painting it on).
Let me know if you go see it!
January 20th/21st 2018: 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..
[one on one tuition] Learning Illustrator with Go Radiate was excellent. Melissa was extremely easy to work with and with an intuitive flair she summed up what I needed to learn within the first half hour of meeting me. What followed was a truly bespoke 1 -2-1, designed to meet my needs exactly.
My 2 days of tuition was punctuated with precise breaks which helped the absorption of the new material, and absolutely no time was wasted. At every stage I could tell that Melissa checked we were on target and covering what I needed, and with a relaxed meticulousness she ensured I had thoroughly learned everything by applying the skills to my own projects ,at the right time during the class.
I would thoroughly recommend Melissa to anyone who wants to learn/ brush up on Illustrator or Photoshop. She is an Adobe expert and has so much background knowledge and clear passion for illustration and design that time spent with her, not only helped me effectively learn a new package, but was engaging, enjoyable and satisfying.