News | Laura Stitzel
Laura is an award-winning independent artist from Melbourne, Australia. Her work is seen on television, games, album covers and commercials.
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A work in progress

I’m currently working on a new pair of children’s illustrations.  Here is a tiny snippet of the work in progress.  I hope you like this little guy as much as he likes eating.

 

 

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New work on wood

Here is new ink on wood piece I recently completed, ‘Water lillies’.  I experimented with transferring coloured ink on to pine, I’m pleased with how it turned out.

This piece is currently on display with some canvases of mine at The Rustic Owl Cafe in Toronto.

 

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Some new street art

Somewhere on the streets of Toronto and New York…

 

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Sketchbook project now on tour

The Sketchbook Project exhibition is currently travelling the globe! Thousands of books filled by artists, including myself, have been making their way across the USA since April.   Tonight the exhibition opens in my glorious city of residence, Toronto, and will make its way to London before visiting my home town of Melbourne, Australia.

For details about the tour, please visit the Sketchbook Project 2012 World Tour.

 

 


 

Art show in the Annex

I had a fantastic weekend at the Annex Patio Art Show, a big thank you to everyone who dropped by.  I got to know some other amazing Toronto artists, and chat to lots of lovely passers by.

My favourite conversation was with a five year old boy who told me he also liked to draw. It went like this:

Me: What do you like to draw?
5 yo: (big sigh) Anything that inspires me.
Me: Do you draw things you can see, or from your imagination?
5 yo: I draw from my imagination, I draw things from the past, the present and the future.
Me: How do you know what will happen in the future?
5 yo: I predict the future.

I was impressed!

 

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Upcoming art show

This weekend, July 14 and 15th, I will be exhibiting some works at the Annex Patio Art Show in downtown Toronto.

I will be at Futures at Bloor and Brunswick. There will be lots of amazing artwork in shopfronts and on patios at the cafes, clothing stores and restaurants all down Bloor St, between Bathurst and Spadina.  All the artists, including myself, will be in attendance to answer your questions and talk about our works.  If you are in Toronto, come down and check it out.

 


 

New Monster pieces

Just completed these two little prints, mounted on pine blocks. Just a little boy living with a pretty cheeky monster!

 

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The Deer Ladies

Here’s a new piece I just completed. I thought it was only right to make some Deer Ladies to keep the Gentlemoose company.  The linework was done in pen and the illustration coloured digitally.

 

 

 


 

Interview with Amber Dalcourt

I was recently a guest on the podcast at Evil Ink, a great online resource for freelancers and digital artists. I was interviewed by the lovely Amber Dalcourt about living and working oversees as an independent artist.  Have a listen to the interview here.

 

 

 


 

4 x 6 Exchange

Recently I took part in the 4 x 6 Exchange, an initiative by the Art-house Co-op. I created a 4 x 6 inch artwork, and sent it to the Co-op in New York. It was swapped with another and I received a random piece of art in the mail, a few weeks later. My piece is first, ‘A Penny For Your Thoughts’.  The one I received is below, called ‘Plunge’ by Brandon Joseph McDonald. It looks like we have a similar technique, using pen and watercolour, even though our styles are quite different. I love the bear, and you have to admit this piece has got balls.

 

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Titanic project online

A new project I’ve been working on for Chocolate Liberation Front in Toronto has been released. This immersive online experience is a companion to Titanic, the Julian Fellowes miniseries. I was the lead designer on the project, and also created backgrounds for the experience and illustrated portraits of some of the passengers. You can view the site here, and the app is available on iTunes.

 

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