Kirrily has a diploma in Graphic Art from NMIT in Melbourne, and the rest is self-taught!
Research is where it all starts, and Kirrily uses the internet as well as art books for references and inspiration. She loves Instagram for texture and colour ideas. Thanks to her design background, she plans her images meticulously, and works on the composition in Photoshop. When the drawing begins, she uses a technique called stippling. Millions of fine dots are created - usually with Copic Mulitliners – to form a beautiful picture. Her colour palette is minimal and the figurative parts of her images are almost always monotone.
By painstakingly creating a picture dot by dot, Kirrily seems to tap into the emotions of her subjects through their facial expressions. Their eyes are full of life and intensity. At the same time, her style is soft and reflective, with everything you need to know communicated through the body language and the eyes of the subject.
Story House, The New Joneses, Gemba Group, Rainbird Clothing, Banco Group, The University of Melbourne
Copic Multiliners .03 .05 and .1
Pork Belly ramen from Shop Ramen
Cavalier Brown Ale
Anywhere I haven't been already