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Donna Cross

I  graduated from Wellington School of Visual Communication and became a freelance illustrator in Sydney, Australia from 1979 to 1987 before returning to live in Breaker Bay, Wellington, N.Z.

I love illustrating and have made a living from it for thirty years, every day learning new and exciting developments, styles and illustrators and marvel  at the freshness of the illustrators who have been in the game even longer than me.

As an illustrator in such a small country I have become skilled in a range of media and styles from loose to tight, realistic to stylised. The media I use include acrylic, gouache, watercolour, pastel and colour pencil as well as computer applications including Photoshop, Freehand and Illustrator. I particularly enjoy combining the traditional 'hands on' techniques with digital  technology to create original images to suite a particular brief and that clearly reflect my personal style.

I have worked on many large successful projects that required consistency of characters and style. My experience has taught me to interpret scripts for editorials and detailed briefs from art directors for design and advertising. I like to think that I can add something more than is asked for, that indefinable 'rightness' of idea, composition, colour  and style that creates magic.

Donna CROSS

Donna CROSS - Stylised - Mixed Media - Plants, Gardens, Logos, Labels, Icons, Objects, Still-life, Decor
Donna CROSS - Stylised - Mixed Media - Plants, Gardens, Objects, Still-life, Decor, Logos, Labels, Icons
Donna CROSS - Stylised - Mixed Media - Travel, Tourism, Logos, Labels, Icons, Animals - wild
Donna CROSS - Stylised - Mixed Media - Cosmetics: looks, beauty, Plants, Gardens, Logos, Labels, Icons
Donna CROSS - Humorous, Whimsical - Mixed Media - Arts, Entertainment, Logos, Labels, Icons, Events, Festivals
Donna CROSS - Graphic - colour - Mixed Media - Objects, Still-life, Decor, Drink - alcoholic, Events, Festivals
Donna CROSS - Stylised - Mixed Media - Money, Finance
Donna CROSS - Graphic - colour - Mixed Media - Emotion: love, hate, fear
Donna CROSS - Stylised - Mixed Media - Leisure, Recreation, Fashion, Travel, Tourism
Donna CROSS - Stylised - Mixed Media - People - adults, Leisure, Recreation, Travel, Tourism
Donna CROSS - Stylised - Acrylic - Fashion, People - adults
Donna CROSS - Humorous, Whimsical - Mixed Media - Education, Communication, Emotion: love, hate, fear
Donna CROSS - Humorous, Whimsical - Mixed Media - People - working, Leisure, Recreation, Plants, Gardens
Donna CROSS - Humorous, Whimsical - Mixed Media - Leisure, Recreation, People - working
Donna CROSS - Humorous, Whimsical - Water Colour - People - couples, Characters - human, Travel, Tourism
Donna CROSS - Art Deco, Retro-Poster - CGI - mixed media - Characters - human, Arts, Entertainment, Events, Festivals
Donna CROSS - Painterly - Mixed Media - Fashion Accessories, Objects, Still-life, Decor
Donna CROSS - Humorous, Whimsical - Mixed Media - Animals - domestic, Money, Finance
Donna CROSS - Art Deco, Retro-Poster - Mixed Media - Logos, Labels, Icons, People - adults
Donna CROSS - Art Deco, Retro-Poster - Mixed Media - Travel, Tourism, Arts, Entertainment, Music
Donna CROSS - Realistic - loose - Acrylic - Leisure, Recreation, People - couples, Travel, Tourism
Donna CROSS - Realistic - loose - Acrylic - Landscape - rural, Leisure, Recreation
Donna CROSS - Realistic - loose - CGI - colour - People - adults
Donna CROSS - Stylised - Mixed Media - Travel, Tourism, People - adults, Environment, Nature
Donna CROSS - Stylised - Acrylic - Leisure, Recreation, Holidays
Donna CROSS - Realistic - loose - CGI - colour - People - children, Emotion: love, hate, fear
Donna CROSS - Graphic - colour - CGI - colour - Logos, Labels, Icons, Leisure, Recreation, Travel, Tourism
Donna CROSS - Stylised - Acrylic - Holidays, Travel, Tourism, Leisure, Recreation
Donna CROSS - Stylised - Acrylic - Food, Cooking, Eating, Products, Packaging, Health - exercise, diet
Donna CROSS - Stylised - CGI - colour - Health - exercise, diet, People - adults, Leisure, Recreation
Donna CROSS - Stylised - Acrylic - Transport - air, space, People - couples
Donna CROSS - Stylised - Acrylic - Plants, Gardens, Leisure, Recreation, Emotion: love, hate, fear
Donna CROSS - Stylised - Acrylic - Plants, Gardens, Objects, Still-life, Decor
Donna CROSS - Cartoon - Acrylic - Animals - wild
Donna CROSS - Graphic - black & white - Pencil or Pen & Ink - Transport - land, Sport - land, Logos, Labels, Icons
Donna CROSS - Art Deco, Retro-Poster - Mixed Media - Landscape - cities, People - adults, Politics, Social Issues
Donna CROSS - Graphic - colour - CGI - colour - Holidays, Travel, Tourism, Logos, Labels, Icons
Donna CROSS - Graphic - colour - CGI - colour - Logos, Labels, Icons, Animals - wild, Environment, Nature
Donna CROSS - Art Deco, Retro-Poster - CGI - colour - Leisure, Recreation, Transport - water, People - couples
Donna CROSS - Realistic - loose - Acrylic - People - couples, Emotion: love, hate, fear
Donna CROSS - Humorous, Whimsical - Acrylic - Leisure, Recreation, Travel, Tourism, Holidays
Donna CROSS - Graphic - black & white - Pencil or Pen & Ink - Logos, Labels, Icons, Animals - wild
Donna CROSS - Art Deco, Retro-Poster - Acrylic - People - adults, Food, Cooking, Eating, Travel, Tourism
Donna CROSS - Realistic - loose - Mixed Media - Plants, Gardens, Objects, Still-life, Decor
Donna CROSS - Art Deco, Retro-Poster - Acrylic - Leisure, Recreation, Sport - water, Holidays
Donna CROSS - Realistic - loose - Acrylic - Food, Cooking, Eating, Objects, Still-life, Decor
Donna CROSS - Graphic - black & white - Pencil or Pen & Ink - Animals - wild, Logos, Labels, Icons
Donna CROSS - Realistic - loose - Mixed Media - Health - exercise, diet, Anatomy, Instructions, Diagrams
Donna CROSS - Realistic - loose - Mixed Media - Anatomy, Instructions, Diagrams, Health - exercise, diet
Donna CROSS - Graphic - colour - CGI - colour - Communication, Science, Technology, Leisure, Recreation
Donna CROSS - Graphic - colour - CGI - colour - Food, Cooking, Eating, Drink -  non alcoholic, Objects, Still-life, Decor
Donna CROSS - Realistic - loose - Acrylic - Holidays, Leisure, Recreation, Objects, Still-life, Decor
Donna CROSS - Stylised - Mixed Media - Animals - wild, People - working, Food, Cooking, Eating
Donna CROSS - Painterly - Acrylic - Animals - wild
Donna CROSS - Stylised - Mixed Media - Fashion, People - adults