Jill Robb Imagery. Editorial illustrator, Artist and Designer
Quirky, fun imagery inspired by nature, imagination and play

An illustrated look at my pursuit of illustration...

My 10,000-hour journey of illustration began in photography, pixels were morphed into digital art, expanded via pigments in traditional Arts and Graphic design to build and hone the skills required for my imagery creation and layout design. 

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Crystals and Fairies; an illustrator study and catch up

These patient little fairies have been waiting in my sketchbook for around 3 months until I could do more illustrator studies to add to as illustrator diary posts.

Alas, I have been busy with a lot of projects and my other sketchbooks have jumped the cue.
One project was to photograph these gorgeous crystals for a fun a new book ‘My Crystal Chronicle’ by Olive Moss, being released in few weeks…

So it’s definitely time these Fairies get out for a bit of a play! and you know they like crystals right? We hope you do too.

There is a little room coming up in my schedule so I will add more illustrator diary posts soon, I hope to study Lizbeth Zwerger, thankyou to Manelle @ Tales fantastic for the recommendation in her great Fairytale video, Many thanks.

Have fun ;)

Illustrator studies

Here are the latest spreads from my Illustrator diary, these are two of my favourite author illustrators.

I had alot of fun studying Beatrix Potters illustration style, her clever use of colour and fun delicate drawings are enchanting, and was definitely my favourite in this series so far.

Of course Dr Seuss was alot of fun, the amount of fun Thoedor Seuss Geisel could get into his lines and on the page is amazing.

Most of my time at the moment is going into books that won’t be published for a while, when I can I will try to get a few sneak peaks in.

Now I am studying Cicely Mary Barker, drawing fairies is new to me, so I will do my best, then I think perhaps some Gumnut babies might come to play!

What is that Smell?
What is that Smell?

When I published my first picture book earlier this year, this blog was hibernating, so this is a little catch-up.

This is not the way to publish a children's book, a little btw after the fact, but anyhoo that's all part of the learning curve, to build the audience and do most of the marketing prior to release is the way it should be done.
To talk about and market more of the things that I am doing is part of the self-marketing I am working on improving, and to do this before projects are finished when I'm elbow deep in and obsessed about the next project.

I loved the process of illustrating a whole book, and am currently deciding which of my story ideas are more ready to be next, once I am done with my current photo projects.

Want to explore with Bam and find out what is that smell? Available on Amazon or order online through your favourite local bookstore (ISBN-13: 978-1984017925)


Original post blogged on 24th October 2018, Re-blogged due to moved domain.

ASA Style file
ASA Style file

One of the hardest things for me is self-promotion, but it is a vital ingredient not only for Artists but for success in many fields. I am much happier to just create and do what I do and somehow magically it will all work out if I do... (--pfft, yeah right~)

I am pleased that my submission to the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) Style File was accepted. The Style file is a curated portfolio of Australian Illustrators and I am so happy to be included with all of these talented illustrators. YAY

Original post blogged on 17th October 2018, Re-blogged due to moved domain.