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Fox

I made this fox completely in Animate CC as part of my animation course.

Movie Locations

I made a collection of scenes from films to help me get to grips with creating different moods, working with lighting, and making realistic textures in Photoshop.

Pocket Portraits

As part of my month in FROST, the Christmas pop up shop, I ran a little “pocket portrait” event where anyone who came in could get their portrait drawn by me, for free, in about 3 minutes. It was really fun and surprisingly relaxing for the people getting their portrait drawn :) It was kinda not relaxing for me but I did really enjoy it! I made about 70 drawings so here is a

Baby Portrait

An absolutely beautiful baby had her portrait illustrated in time for her naming day earlier this year. Her parents wanted some special song lyrics, and the baby’s name and birth date to be included along with some birds, animals and wildflowers. So much love was poured into this drawing from all sides. I hope little Ellie loves to look at herself in this magical place as she grows up.

My Naturama Nature Journal

My Naturama Nature Journal is the companion book to Naturama, and was launched in March 2017, published by Gill Books. It’s a beautiful follow on to Naturama, and is designed to bring outside with you so that you can stop and draw a picture of your favourite tree and list out the birds you’ve seen on your nature walk. It also has lots of fun projects to do throughout th

Benson Street Illustration

I was asked to draw a nature in the city themed illustration for Dublin City Council, to be installed on hoarding around the site of a new park at Benson Street in Dublin’s Docklands. Talk about a dream commission! It went up in February 2017 and is set to be in place for a couple of years. It stretches 55 metres long (180 ft) so you have to go there in person to get the full

Wedding invite and installation

This job started off as a wedding invite for nature lovers and then evolved into a cool wildlife art installation at the wedding itself! The wedding invite was designed to include the favourite animals of the bride and groom (including their cat!) and to also reference the autumn season and the wedding venue – Virginia Park Lodge in Cavan. Then we got cut outs of the animals printed and

Naturama

Number one bestseller – Irish wildlife book, written by Michael Fewer and Illustrated by Melissa Doran, featuring 84 colour nature drawings. Published by Gill Books. For more about Naturama, please click here.

Naturama poster for RTÉ Guide

I designed a double sided pull-out A2 Naturama themed activity poster for the RTÉ Guide (week starting 20 June 2016) combining drawings from Naturama and new activity exercises. The poster features two seasons on each side with different flora and fauna to watch out for depending on the time of the year.  

Illustrated portraits

I made illustrated portraits of Michael Fewer and I in collaboration with the photographer Myles Shelly for the Naturama publicity campaign for Gill Books. I combined the photos with an illustrated nature backdrop.