Name: Hilary Cresp
Describe your illustration style in ten words or less.
Pared back flat style using minimal palette
What items are an essential part of your creative space?
Paper, pencils, iPad and Procreate
Do you have a favourite artistic medium?
Which artistic period would you most like to visit and why?
Happy where I am, thanks 🙂
My love of books
I have a space in the Nicholas Building on the corner of Flinders Lane and Swanston Street. It’s an artistic hub and I feel grateful to be here every time I walk in. Our space is a shared studio space with painters and other illustrators. It wraps around the internal lightwell, providing even southerly light through the day. We occasionally get visits from some little sparrows. It’s quiet and light and calm and welcoming.
What is your favourite part of the illustration process?
The breakthrough moment when it all falls into place.
Draw everyday if you can (even if it’s in the sand with a stick) and it’s important to draw from life as well as your imagination
Go, be amazing!
Hilary has a curiosity about people and the natural world which she brings to her work: illustrating children’s books, designing characters and poster art. Her pictures evoke all the possibilities and imagination of childhood where the adventurous characters she creates play an active part in their own story.
May 27, 2021 at 12:36AM Katrin Dreiling