Amy Blue is an illustrator based in Sydney. She creates drawings based on real life situations with a focused discipline in portraiture.
As she says it, her illustrations serve as a personal journey with universal themes such as popular culture and mundane objects we live with and she also enjoys wine, coffee, candy, film and, as a reference to the great TV show «Orange is the New Black», Alex Vause.
It was, in fact, another TV show that caught my eye from her drawings. I was very into «Veep» at the time I found Amy’s work, and Dreyfus’s picture as Selina Meyers was so perfect that I was drawn to it instantly. I must say, being a hiperrealist illustrator myself, I tend to find line drawings annoying, but I think what I most like from Amy’s pictures that kind of compensates the feeling of lack of depth inherent to this style is the use of color. She constantly uses a range of pastel hues that gives unity to her work. In my opinion her pictures work best as a group than individuals. Then again, as a group, it is a solid, stylish one.