For the Dandelion Wishes Charity Gala on February 26th, 2016, which will raise funds for the new Monash Children’s Hospital in Clayton, Victoria.
Materials: Watercolor, coloured pencil, markers, acrylic paint and ink on paper
Approximately 20 hours of work.
A first draft of this was planned to arrange the components of this image. I wanted a clean artwork for the final piece, so I created a first draft to eventually be traced. I had the first draft scanned and scaled down, and then reprinted to allow room for the portrait, which was added into the final copy.
That’s Melbourne represents the culture and landmarks of Melbourne. Flinders Street Station, Eureka Tower and the Yarra River are unique to Melbourne. The City Circle tram, along with the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, are the only W class trams now operating in Melbourne.
Melbourne has a huge coffee culture, which is represented in the latte.
The overall artwork itself is reminiscent of the women who attend the annual Melbourne Cup, wearing outrageous headpieces.
Degraves street is one of the busiest laneways in Melbourne, which sees some stores operating out of a garage style shopfront. Cafe workers enjoy smoko breaks by sitting on milk crates, and once the doors are rolled down at closing time, the laneway transforms into continuous walls of graffiti.
The Dandelion on the door represents the Dandelion Wishes Charity Gala, where this artwork will be actioned to raise funds for the new Monash Children’s Hospital, opening in 2017.