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Magazine illustration

Hello 3.30am and I’ve finally finished an epic artwork. A magazine illustration for the Mental Health Division, Department of Health WA.

I thought I’d share some before and after pictures with you. This was what I roughly sketched and sent to the client BEFORE:


And after colouring and touching up. This is AFTER:


As you can see, I tend to go crazy with details. And I also tend to experiment with as much colours as possible.

Sometimes it drives me nuts and it makes me wonder why I even bother. But sometimes I like the challenge.


I think this blonde sweetheart has sort of made up for the late nights:)


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10 Responses to “Magazine illustration”

  1. Heidi Says:

    Well done! I’m also one for the details, it does get quite laborious after a while but there’s huge determination to complete the job. Then, voila! You create something as lovely as you just have :D Enjoyed seeing the before and after versions.

  2. Cloud Says:

    Amazing illustration Helena! I like the little bloke up the tree listening to music ;)

  3. Natalia Says:

    So beautiful Helena! This is just lovely!

  4. Katie Says:

    Amazingly beautiful – You should be proud.

  5. Caitlin Says:

    I love it – yes I can see all the detail!! :)

  6. lauren(osier) Says:

    oh my gosh helena, well done :)

    i love this, esp the guy in the tree and the one shooting hoops….


  7. Christine (Bontons) Says:

    your work is amazing Helena, gorgeous

  8. Nyjole Says:

    Helena you amaze me every time I look at your art. Just Stunning.

  9. Niina Says:

    Oh wow this is amazing Helena!!! You have the patience of a saint :D Love the pears in the tree, such a nice little touch, as well as the acorns!

  10. michelle Says:

    ouch that’s a lot of colouring! it’s amazing how the colour transforms the picture! you clever clever thing you. beautiful work as always!