Alene Art: The Portfolio Website of Perth-based Illustrator Alison Mutton - Illustration for the children's market, book design, help with self-publishing, needle felting and portraiture

The Portfolio website of Australian children's illustrator and designer Alison Mutton





Over the years I've made a few tutorials on various subjects. Click on the links to view or download.

Many of the portraits and illustrations on my blog also feature animated gifs showing various stages in each project, so head on over there for more!





A look at the materials and techniques I use for pencil portraits


The importance on contrast in pencil portraits, and how to achieve strong values,

including a look at some of my old work and a walkthrough of this Ginger Rogers portrait:














Needle Felting


A PDF download explaining my process when felting a decorative flat guppy:










A mini-tutorial explaining how to felt a small star:












A mini-tutorial explaining how to felt a simple 3D cloud:










A PDF Download with full instructions for creating a pair of Christmas earrings:













A step-by-step walkthrough of my process for my 2008 Frog Prince illustration:










Art & Craft Activities

These activities were done as tests for art projects when my mother was still working as a teacher, and are suitable for young children.


This activity was designed for six-year-olds in 2013 (The Year of the Snake)












Designed for 7-8 year olds











Designed for Australian Children's Book Week in 2012, when the theme was 'Champions Read'

Includes printable bookmarks to colour in.













A look at the evolution of my art from 2000 to 2010



All images copyright Alison Mutton 2017