kirbeeart

Illustration and Wearable Art by Kirbee Lawler

Sydney, Australia · 836 Sales

kirbeeart

Illustration and Wearable Art by Kirbee Lawler

Sydney, Australia 836 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(293)

Announcement   Here in my shop you will find prints of my illustrations, wooden brooches and other cute paper goods!

www.kirbeelawler.com


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{INSTAGRAM} @kirbeelawler
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{EMAIL} kirbeelawler [!at] yahoo.com

Announcement

Here in my shop you will find prints of my illustrations, wooden brooches and other cute paper goods!

www.kirbeelawler.com


{TWITTER) www.twitter.com/kirbeelawler
{INSTAGRAM} @kirbeelawler
{FACEBOOK} www.facebook.com/sugarsweetdreams
{EMAIL} kirbeelawler [!at] yahoo.com

Kirbee Lawler

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Kirbee Lawler

Popcorn Piggy A4 Print
US$19.14
Dolores the Dugong A4 Print
US$19.14
Cicada Brooch
US$26.79
Light My Fire Brooch
US$26.79
Peachy Keen Brooch
US$26.79
Cherry Basket Brooch
US$26.79
Spoonful of Sugar Umbrella Brooch
US$22.97
SPECIAL EDITION Love Letter Brooch
US$26.79
Red K & K Collaboration Wool Pennant
US$11.48
Galah and Iced Vovo A4 Print
US$19.14
Second Edition Bumble Bee Brooch
US$24.50
Love Letter Brooch
US$26.79
The Glumettes A4 Print
US$9.57
Kitschy Deer A4 Open Edition Illustration Print
US$9.57
Snap... Kodak Camera Open Edition A4 Art Print
US$5.74
Miss Willow...Open Edition A4 Art Print
US$9.57
Wanderlust...open edition A4 Art Print
US$5.74
Carnival Blythe Open Edition A4 Print
US$5.74
Fox Express Open Edition A4 Art Print
US$9.57
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(293)
catharinebee

catharinebee on Jul 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Looks like a real book of matches - a sparky addition to my brooch collection. Beautifully designed and made.

catharinebee

catharinebee on Jul 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful. One of the best bees I have. So lovely I bought one for my friend too. Highly recommended.

catharinebee

catharinebee on Jul 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So beautifully designed and rendered. Looks and feels like a lovely vintage brooch. Very happy with this beautiful purchase.

Liz Tregenza

Liz Tregenza on Jun 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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About

illustrator, daydreamer, collector

In 2009 I was encouraged to open an Etsy store to sell some of my illustrations. My first ever sale was a set of ACEO cards which I listed and someone bought over night. That was really the push I needed to start sharing my work a little bit more! Up until then I picked up a pencil when I felt like it, but was only drawing for me! When I realised that maybe other people would like to see my work too I was really excited to get started!

From there I kept on drawing and was lucky enough to have my work featured in some pretty cool Australian and international publications along the way, including Curvy, The Semi Permanent Book, The Design Federation Annual and The Rah Collective Books 1 and 2. I have also enjoyed taking part in group exhibitions including Curvy, Colour By Numbers, This Little Teapot, Schaffas and On The Wall- just to name a few!

Since then I have loved just being able to create and draw things that I love and find it great that other people enjoy my work too. I have sent pieces of work all over the world including America, France, Amsterdam and Norway and love to think that each one has had it's own little journey over there that just adds to it's story.

I would describe the style of my work as being whimsical, natural, quirky and dream-like. I love story telling and especially how art can tell different stories to different people. I like to get as much detail into my art as possible - I love getting caught up in textures and patterns and love that you can almost feel the fur of an animal and the bark on a tree with your eyes. When I was young i used to love the story books with illustrations that looked so real- but you knew they weren't real because things like swamp monsters don't exist (right?) and I like to juxtapose those two things, looking real but at the same time knowing that it isn't.

I love working on paper because you can start with nothing, just a crisp white page and end up with a whole new creation that would have otherwise not have existed. I love that with paper and pencil you and build up the detail very slowly, but that you also don't have to wait for paint to dry! I am a bit impatient when it comes to that!

My creative process starts with an idea, then from there I find reference images if I need to be able to draw a face or a pose of an animal, then I start with a basic sketch and work that sketch up. I very rarely do a initial sketch, I like to see how the drawing comes along within itself instead of planning it out too much! Once the drawing has been finished in black and white I may add colour, or just leave it black and white. I then scan the drawing in and create a digital file that I can create prints from, using Photoshop to clean the drawing up.

I would love to turn my art into a full time job, that would be a dream of mine come true. As long as I can keep on creating, whether it is design, art or making brooches I will be happy. This is what I love to do and I feel very lucky to be able to do something that I love to do!

Follow me on instagram @kirbeelawler - that is where I post lots of work in progress shots, etsy updates and of course, Beatrix Bunny photos!

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  • Kirbee Lawler

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I love making and creating & most of the time I have at least five different projects going at once! I love spending my spare time drawing (mostly bunnies) & made this etsy store in 2009 in the hopes that my illustrations could travel the world!

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