Van Data :: I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my way

The magic feeling of being able to express yourself visually, and thus communicate with people from all walks of life – that is the reason Van Data does what he does. A self-taught artist, his style is descriptive, intricate and editorial in nature.
And he’s beautifully captured the ‘first week back’ vibes, don’t you think?
Created by hand and then digitally remastered.

Mulga :: Randwick City Council :: Beach Breaks Carnival

You may have spotted these guys, adorning the flags and flyers of this year’s Beach Breaks Carnival at Sydney’s Maroubra Beach. Created by hand by Mulga, the summery characters would liven up any party, and will appear on future festival artwork in years to come!

Created by hand and then digitally remastered.

Ben Brown :: Rockpool Dining Group

When the team from El Camino Cantina announced they were bringing their legendary Tex-Mex, famous frozen margaritas, and sombrero-splashed party vibes to Manly, we rejoiced with a collective, “Si”!
Having already created several ‘Skeletons Driving Muscle Cars’ pieces for El Camino in The Rocks, Ben Brown was brought in again, this time to install an Endless Summer inspired ‘Skeletons in the Surf’ style mural.
The result is bright, bold and mind blowing, the likes of which the Northern Beaches has never seen. In fact, we reckon this 365-seat restaurant (with a dining terrace overlooking Manly Wharf, no less) is going to add some much-needed spice to Manly’s night life. Arriba!

Edwina Buckley :: Coral Expeditions

Edwina created a series of lovely watercolour illustrations for Australian cruise company, Coral Expeditions. Depicting some of the sights and delights you might witness whist on expedition, the illustrations lived in print and online. It was smooth sailing on this one.
Created by hand and then digitally remastered.

The Drawing Arm New Recruit :: Bobby Haiqalsyah

Introducing Bobby Haiqalsyah, illustrator, letterer and Co-Founder of Melbourne Lettering Club – a network for like-minded letter lovers to share their passion and

Having spent several years working within branding and advertising, Bobby is now happily settled into a life of lettering and illustration – he spends his days crafting, educating and connecting people, and generally making cool things happen.

And we’ll be making some cool things happen together in the coming months!

Mia Taninaka and Lara Allport :: Lost Paradise Festival

We’re fast approaching festival season and we’re thrilled, as ever, to share the visuals by Mia Taninaka and Lara Allport for Lost Paradise Festival 2018.
This year, instead of creating just one hero illustration, we developed a suite of festive frames, telling a story of two adventurers on their voyage through hidden wonderlands.
Mia sketched the frames, adding colour to some to direct the palette, and then Lara digitally remastered each one to produce the stunning finished result (keeping everything on separate layers so the animation team could work their magic).

See the full animated video here:

Lost paradise 2018

Here it is 🎉🎉 Your 2018 line up has landed! Tickets on sale now from the Lost Paradise websiteGet ready for our biggest and best year yet 💥

Posted by Lost Paradise on Wednesday, 5 September 2018

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The Drawing Arm New Recruit :: Stefan Hunt

We are delighted to welcome Illustrator and Film Director, Stefan Hunt, to The Drawing Arm’s creative ranks.

Stef’s work is naive yet poignant, and a reminder that we were all once children. His favourite subject matter is death, as it puts everything into perspective and is the most universal truth we all share.

In 2017 he launched his most ambitious creative project yet, We’re All Going to Die. Consisting of a published book, a short film and sold out multimedia art festival in Sydney and, most recently, Byron Bay, it aims to empower people to fear less and live more. The festival has also toured New Zealand and the USA.

Having already worked with us to deliver an illustrative makeover for a well known not for profit (visuals to be released shortly), we can’t wait to see what Stef does next.

Mulga :: Commercial Illustration

Mulga is Sydney-based artist, Joel Moore. He draws beards and zombies and zombies with beards and creatures wearing hats and various other oddities such as knife-fighting bananas. He is well-known in Sydney for his signature characters, often composed of textured shapes and intricate lines, they pulsate with untrammelled colour.

Mulga can usually be found outside, painting large-scale murals and writing poems to his beloved monsters.
Created by hand with Posca Pens and then digitally remastered.

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