Having always been passionate about drawing, and an avid bookworm from an early age,I grew up with a fascination for books like ‘Struwelpeter’,and the intricate illustrations of Arthur Rackham’s ‘Undine’... faces eerily growing out of tree trunks in deep, dark forests. And of course the powerful linework of Ronald Searle. This is probably where my interest in pen and wash began.
My interest in cartooning was probably kindled at college and my first job in advertising. I then moved on to publishing, magazine design and illustration . With the arrival of my children, work followed me home where I have been freelancing ever since!
Other clients include Standard Bank,SABC Educational books,Siyafunda,Soul City.
Illustration and design work for Jacana,MML, Oxford Uni Press etc has led me to more specific educational illustration with a South African flavour.
Lately,I have begun specializing morein children’s educational books and poster illustration
The materials I am currently working with are Pantone markers and blender fluid, which I find softens the harsh commercial feel of kokis. Although initially expensive I find they last for ages and I can mix my own colours using refills. course there is no buckling, and I can redraw using a light box.I also enjoy acrylics on canvas.
Member since 2008
Region: South Africa
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