Ian Coate Illustrations

Various Illustrations

 
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I define illustration as the creation of original imagery to capture, promote or explain an idea. If a picture says a thousand words, an illustration should tell a story.’
I have been an illustrator for 30 years. The first seven years spent as an Illustrator Reprographic in the Australian Army. The subsequent years have been riding the roller-coaster of highs and lows that make the life of the Freelance Illustrator. 

Below is a sampling of the work completed over this period. 

Australian Childrens Book Illustrations
Willie-Wag Tales (Watercolour) Book Illustration for Mythic Australia
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Mythic Australia Squirts
Capital Adventures (Watercolour) Cover Illustrations for Capital Adventures by Angela Moyle
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Australian Childrens Book Illustrations
Aussie Footsteps (Oil on Canvas) Merchandise Illustration for Tourism
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Australian Childrens Book Illustrations
Superhero Foods (Ink & coloured in Photoshop) Book Illustration for Foodbank WA
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Mythic Australia Squirts
Squirts on Branch (Watercolour) Book Illustration for Mythic Australia
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Australian Childrens Book Illustrations
Various Club Illustrations (Ink & coloured in Photoshop) Designed for Various Uses
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Australian Childrens Book Illustrations
Drover Sunset (Oil on Canvas) Merchandise Illustration for Tourism
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Australian Childrens Book Illustrations
Wesley Wyvern Activities (Ink & coloured in Photoshop) Mascot Illustration for Wesley Collage
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Mythic Australia Squirts
Squirts on Branch (Watercolour) Book Illustration for Mythic Australia
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Mythic Australia Squirts
Squirts on Branch (Watercolour) Book Illustration for Mythic Australia
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Aussie Book Week Illustration by Ian Coate
Aussie Book Week Illustration (Ink & coloured in Photoshop) Design for Book Week
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Mythic Australia Squirts
Monster's Closet (Watercolour) Book Illustration for Monster's Closet
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Australian Childrens Book Illustrations
Aussie Attitude Characters (Watercolour) Merchandise Illustration for Tourism
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Halloween Characters
Lets Do Life (Ink & coloured in Photoshop) Character Illustration for Cloak of Courage by Gail Arroita
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Halloween Characters
Indigenous Health Posters (Ink & coloured in Photoshop) Posters for Oral Health and Diabetes WA
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Lonely Grave
Lonely Grave & Rose (Watercolour) Book Cover Designs
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Blue Tongue Lizard Cartoon Mascot
Blue Tongue Lizard Mascot (Ink & coloured in Photoshop) Design for a Primary School
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Sapper Artwork
SAPPER (Ink & coloured in Photoshop) T-Shirt Design for the British Engineers
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Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison (Watercolour) Illustration made for tourism.

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Fort Queenscliff Fort Queenscliff Lighthouse
Fort Queenscliff - C&SC (Ink and Wash)
Original Artwork Location: Private Collection
No prints have been made of these artworks.

These two artworks were completed as a young soldier at my first posting in the late 80's. At that time, Fort Queenscliff hosted Command and Staff College.
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Aviation Art
Australian Flying Corps Tribute Coin Artwork (Ink)
Original Artwork Location: Private Collection
No prints have been made of this artwork.

This artwork was made for Downies to produce a tribute coin for the Australian Flying Corps but sadly was never released.
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Don't Mess With The ANZACs
Don't Mess With The ANZACs (Collage of Mixed Artworks)
No prints have been made of this artwork.

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Drop Bear
The Australian Drop Bear (Watercolour)
The Drop Bear is one of the paintings that feature in Mythic Australian - a project my wife and I have been working on for many years. To find out more - PRESS HERE.
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Dropbear

Drop Bear - Danger Above (Watercolour) Cover illustration made for Mythic Australia.

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Kangaroo cartoonFree Art & Illustration Tips
This page has step by step visual lessons on how to create, draw and paint your own original artworks, plus ‘Lesson PDFs' to download as a free teacher’s resource. PRESS HERE