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Overview

Do you work traditionally or digitally?


Both! Majority of my illustrations are created traditionally by hand (pen and watercolour on paper). The original paintings are then scanned as a high-resolution raster image and further enhanced digitally to be optimized for web or print reproduction. I usually draw larger than the finished size to ensure a crisp image output and to account for bleed. From time to time, I also work digitally when the art style and increased control of digital illustration is more suitable to a project. This is particularly the case for large scale reproductions to maintain a high-resolution reproduction.




How can I learn more about working with illustrators and the illustration industry?


I publish blog articles reflecting on the industry, my current practice and sharing resources. Commissioning and Licensing: The AOI (Association of Illustrators) is a trade association representing illustrators, campaigns for their rights as well as providing advisory services to its members all around the world. They have published resources for commissioning and understanding licensing. General Pricing: The Handbook of Pricing & Ethical Guidelines published by Graphic Artist's Guild offers insights on standard fees and terms. Fees are a reflection of the artist's time and the nature of usage. Children's Books: SCBWI (Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators) is an international professional organization for children's publishing. They have published a resource for hiring an illustrator for your self-published book. From the Illustrator's Perspective: Society of Visual Storytelling produces podcasts from the artist's perspective on professional practice.




Where are you based?


I am a Canadian illustrator currently based in Toronto but spent previous years abroad in Hong Kong. I am actively working on projects around the world and welcome international collaboration!





Creation Process

Do you work traditionally or digitally?


Both! Majority of my illustrations are created traditionally by hand (pen and watercolour on paper). The original paintings are then scanned as a high-resolution raster image and further enhanced digitally to be optimized for web or print reproduction. I usually draw larger than the finished size to ensure a crisp image output and to account for bleed. From time to time, I also work digitally when the art style and increased control of digital illustration is more suitable to a project. This is particularly the case for large scale reproductions to maintain a high-resolution reproduction.




How can I learn more about working with illustrators and the illustration industry?


I publish blog articles reflecting on the industry, my current practice and sharing resources. Commissioning and Licensing: The AOI (Association of Illustrators) is a trade association representing illustrators, campaigns for their rights as well as providing advisory services to its members all around the world. They have published resources for commissioning and understanding licensing. General Pricing: The Handbook of Pricing & Ethical Guidelines published by Graphic Artist's Guild offers insights on standard fees and terms. Fees are a reflection of the artist's time and the nature of usage. Children's Books: SCBWI (Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators) is an international professional organization for children's publishing. They have published a resource for hiring an illustrator for your self-published book. From the Illustrator's Perspective: Society of Visual Storytelling produces podcasts from the artist's perspective on professional practice.




Where are you based?


I am a Canadian illustrator currently based in Toronto but spent previous years abroad in Hong Kong. I am actively working on projects around the world and welcome international collaboration!





More Information

Do you work traditionally or digitally?


Both! Majority of my illustrations are created traditionally by hand (pen and watercolour on paper). The original paintings are then scanned as a high-resolution raster image and further enhanced digitally to be optimized for web or print reproduction. I usually draw larger than the finished size to ensure a crisp image output and to account for bleed. From time to time, I also work digitally when the art style and increased control of digital illustration is more suitable to a project. This is particularly the case for large scale reproductions to maintain a high-resolution reproduction.




How can I learn more about working with illustrators and the illustration industry?


I publish blog articles reflecting on the industry, my current practice and sharing resources. Commissioning and Licensing: The AOI (Association of Illustrators) is a trade association representing illustrators, campaigns for their rights as well as providing advisory services to its members all around the world. They have published resources for commissioning and understanding licensing. General Pricing: The Handbook of Pricing & Ethical Guidelines published by Graphic Artist's Guild offers insights on standard fees and terms. Fees are a reflection of the artist's time and the nature of usage. Children's Books: SCBWI (Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators) is an international professional organization for children's publishing. They have published a resource for hiring an illustrator for your self-published book. From the Illustrator's Perspective: Society of Visual Storytelling produces podcasts from the artist's perspective on professional practice.




Where are you based?


I am a Canadian illustrator currently based in Toronto but spent previous years abroad in Hong Kong. I am actively working on projects around the world and welcome international collaboration!





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I am a children 's book illustrator based in Toronto, Canada!

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