My name is
Joanne Mackellar

Web Designer & Illustrator


Illustrated playing cards designs

Posted on 22 Jun 2016 in Artist, Illustrators, Inspiration | 0 comments

I still haven’t got the hang of this blogging thing have I? I’m sure I will one of these days! A few weeks ago there was a mega toy fair in my sleepy little town. I normally head to these in hopes of finding a rare doll or something nostalgic from childhood something I expect […]

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Helpful links

Posted on 27 Jan 2016 in Illustrators, Links | Comments Off on Helpful links

I promised myself that I would get back to proper blogging after I’ve recovered from some big life changes. Turns out blogging can be a lot harder if you feel like you’ve got nothing to say. While I’m trying to find my voice here are a few useful links – 5 Fears that Keep Artists […]

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Inspiration Friday 1: Edmund Dulac

Posted on 13 Jan 2012 in Artist, Illustrators | 0 comments

Lately I’ve taken an interest in 1900 European style book illustration. My interest in comic illustration has peaked once again (it comes and goes depending on the decaded) and found a lot of comic artist are inspired by the past. I’ve come across a lot of great children book illustrators and thought it would be […]

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Inspiration Friday – Doyald Young

Posted on 16 Sep 2011 in Illustrators, Type | Comments Off on Inspiration Friday – Doyald Young

Decided who you are, decided what you want to do, and then do it because it is surely possible – Doyald Young Lovely documentry about Doyald Young from Lynda.com. ….letters we look at today are the same letters we looked at 500 years ago. I recently came across Doyald Young a little while ago. I […]

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Posted on 21 Mar 2011 in Illustrators | 0 comments

I decided to keep in touch with my illustrator side and drew a cup. I actually followed a tutorial. It’s amazing how much you can forget within a small time frame. The tutorial taught me quite a bit about gradients and the path finder tool. Also how to use expand with objects.

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