Onebird book illustration
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An illustration for the cover of Onebird: The Rise of Moo by Donna Dwyer. I was stoked to work on an illustration about budgies and various animals! The cover features Moo (the central character) alongside Barney, Fudge and Yukey with Plum the magpie and Horace the bat in tow. The night parrots (a species of extremely rare and elusive Australian parrot) can also be seen flying with the unlikely heroes through the branches of Magic, the tree.

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Elise Martinson
Kogarah, Australia
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Elise Martinson’s journey into art began at an early age, with the excitement of her pre-school friends over one particular silver astronaut painting spurring her on. These days … Show more.

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Member since 1st May, 2012
Black Swan Art Prize finalist, 2010 KokoBlack Drawing Prize finalist, 2011 Stamp Design People's Choice Award, 2012 SWATCH TTR Art Rules Competition Finalist
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We chose to use Elise as an artist for our labels because of the care and attention to detail that she puts into every piece of artwork. We found Elise easy to work with and prompt with changes and feed back regarding the artwork in progress.  We loved how she was able to bring the label ideas to life and add the finishing touches that make an ordinary label extraordinary. Our experience with her was very professional and we would defiantly recommend Elise to another business or individual.
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