Art

Over the years I have created hundreds of designs for a myriad of applications – children’s books, clothing, jigsaw puzzles, wildlife souvenirs, children’s toys, board games, island resort maps, fantasy maps, and character design  for cartoons.

I use pen and inks, or computer graphics (AI), the latter being an ‘art’ form with which I’m still grappling!

 

2020 has been a very strange year and all design jobs dried up, so I offered my services to 2 international wildlife charities – ‘Animals Asia’ and ‘Children in the Wilderness’ (which covers 7 African countries). I drew up approx 70 animals for use in their educational programmes to teach kids about the importance of treating wildlife with respect. Great fun.

Below are some examples.

orang-utan-01

chimpanzee croc mum donkey Sun bear-01

Africa. Animals 1-01 Africa. Animals 2-01 Africa. Birds-01 Africa. Food Web and Pyramid-01 mongeese-01 montage Asia x maq-01 various-01

 

These are some images and pages out of two books for Lake Press Publishing, on Wild animals and Australian animals. Published 2020

leopard copy-01Australian Animals bilby Wild animals tiger Wild elephants elephants

 

This is the box for a series of Australiana origami animals

Published by Lake Press – 2015

AustralianAnimalsOrigami_CVR

Owl copyTassie Devil copy

 

These are examples from two books published in February 2015.

Publisher –  The Five Mile Press.

Australiana 123 ‘Counting’ + Australiana ABC ‘Alphabet’.

Dingos   Koala

 

Platypus 123 Bilbies 123

G and H Q and R

 

 

Designs for a large series of wildlife art (Red Bunyip, my own business)

koala 1 copy     tiger

 

platy, lyre,etcpanda, meerkat, polar

 

Designs for cryptic and 3-D puzzles (Crystal Lines/Blue Opal)

insects copy 2  Butterflies 1       maze

 

Various designs for clothing, books, manchester (Playgro)

Lion copy     Mermaid 1 copy

 

Designs for playing cards and a ‘native’ version of Snakes and Ladders (Sister Games)

Playing Card designs on A4 page copy

 

Two books with Penguin. DIY detective books

Skyjinx Madhouse

Skyjinx Hi Jinx

 

Designs for a series of 8 Fantasy maps (Reed for Kids, and Random House UK)

map EgyptMaps Ink Castle copy

 

And the odd commission for Island Resort maps (this one was for Vatulele- Fiji)

Please look at my website www.maps-ink.com for more images of the various maps. Commissions welcome!!

Vatulele map copy

 

Plush designs for a Nursery Company, (Playgro), Toy Company (Tomfoolery)

Cool Catzgumnut

And my own licensed Rainbow Kidz

lovely lipz photo copy

 

Character concepts (Whoopee Monsters) Concept – Bambi Smyth. Design – David Dunstan

UF01 copyTT01 copy

Dog

 

And more realistic designs for children’s books (The Five Mile Press)

roo real copydoorknob galah

doorknob rabbit

And…. watch this spot. Always evolving!

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