Location: Australia Web: http://ifxm.ag/Gemwil Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ME DIA: Photoshop A freelance illustrator and visual concept artist, Gemma lives in Perth. It’s not a city known for its abundance of creative careers, but she says she can’t imagine doing anything else.
“One of my biggest influences growing up was Roald Dahl,” she says. “His stories would take my imagination to the edge and back. Osamu Tezuka is also high on the list. His work reminds me that you don’t need a serious style to convey a serious message.”
Gemma mainly uses Photoshop to paint, but also loves to work with markers and gouache paint.
1 Camp Out “Two of my characters from a future comic project enjoying a campfire meal before they are rudely interrupted. Andrea (the small one) is used to the wilds, whilst Ben (the big one) is used to the finer things in life, but lends his strength in a tight spot.”
2 Garnet “Garnet is from the brilliant cartoon Steven Universe. She’s such a strong, stoic character. I admit I took liberties with her shoulder pads. Painting that many irregular facets was a challenge, but I really enjoyed trying to emulate the refracting light and guessing which facets should sparkle the most.”
Loll y “Lolly is another character from my comic project. She’s an anthropomorphic leech and ever since I made her I kind of think of leeches as cuddly looking. This image started off as a quick colour sketch on paper, but I liked her expression so I painted it in Photoshop in one hour.”
Sophie and her Fuzzawump
“Sophie enjoys long peaceful dreams as long as her Fuzzawump keeps her company. The fluffy beast protects the young girl in the land of slumber whilst driving away her nasty nightmares. I still need to practise painting foliage, but I enjoyed painting copious amounts of fur.”