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Macmillan Education Australia

Underwater Rescue

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Vaughan was commissioned to create cover and text illustrations for an underwater adventure for children, featuring an erupting volcano, futuristic submarines and unique rescue team of twins.

2017 Macmillan Education Australia

Vaughan Duck

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Lemonade Illustration Agency
HILL HOUSE, SUITE 231
UPPER RICHMOND RD
LONDON, SW15 6NP
United Kingdom

illustration of An illustration of a father doing household chores while trying to cope with the demands of his young daughter. The girl is wearing a tiger costume, the father is holding a baby and the dog is eying off the laundry.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book competition.
illustration of An illustration of a young girl searching for a missing sock to complete her tiger costume. She looks under her bed and in the fridge. Her father looks under the sofa cushions. They find everything except the missing sock.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of a young family looking for a missing sock to complete a young child's tiger costume. They find the sock hidden in the dog kennel. 

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of a sheriff and his son playing horse shoes. With all the elements that go with being a cowboy - boots, gun, horse, hat, badge, star, cactus.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of a builder and his son holding a kid at play sign. they are working at a construction site and wearing a hard hat and holding blue prints, hammer and tools

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of a mum and her daughter decorating a cake and holding cup cakes. Wearing a chefs hat and apron.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of an astronaut, spaceman and his son wearing a space suit floating over planet earth. I need more space.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of an explorer and his son preparing to go on an adventure. He has a compass, binoculars and backpack.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of a train driver and his son signalling with a lamp and flag. All Aboard!

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of a Captain and First Officer on the Bridge of an enormous submarine.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of a rescue team floating in ocean.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of submarine rescue pods rising to the surface as an underwater volcano erupts.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of a rescue sub leaving an underwater base.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of nautical family, Mum, dad and twin children. Hugging it out.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of a young boy lying on a hill looking up at stars in the night sky dreaming of space travel. He is accompanied by his toy robot, backpack and bicycle.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of a young boy reading a book about space travel in a library with his toy robot watching over him.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of a young boy asleep in bed listening to music on his iPod and dreaming of flying a rocket ship to the moon. His pet dog is dreaming of a bone.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of Girl mixing biscuits in a bowl and testing the mixture.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's cookbook project.
illustration of A teacher and her students flying to earth from Mars. A warning light shows they are low on fuel. 

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's educational project.
illustration of An illustration of a greedy pirate counting his gold coins hidden in his treasure chest.

The line work was created by hand, coloured digitally, combined with acrylic textures into a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of a pirate captain climbing a cliff looking very worried. It seems he has just discovered his fear of heights.

The line work was created by hand, coloured digitally, combined with acrylic textures into a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of a pirate sleeping in a hammock with his teddy and eating a midnight snack of milk and cookies. 

The line work was created by hand, coloured digitally, combined with acrylic textures into a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration of a pirate captain in a crows nest searching the horizon for treasure with his spyglass.

The line work was created by hand, coloured digitally, combined with acrylic textures into a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

The line work was created by hand, coloured digitally, combined with textures into a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of A fun illustration of a cowboy with rope, gun and gold star. Suitable for young children.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a range of children's back packs and cooler bags.
illustration of A fun range of cooler bags featuring a cowboy character with rope, gun and gold star. Suitable for young children.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a range of children's back packs and cooler bags in brown and blue fabrics.
illustration of An cute illustration of a fox character with scarf and ice-cream. Suitable for young children.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a range of children's back packs and cooler bags in pink and purple fabrics.
illustration of A fun range of cooler bags featuring a fox character with scarf and purse. Suitable for young children.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a range of children's back packs and cooler bags.
illustration of A fun illustration of a pirate with sword, hook and eye patch. Suitable for young children.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a range of children's back packs and cooler bags.
illustration of A fun range of cooler bags featuring a junior pirate character with ship and parrot. Suitable for young children.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a range of children's back packs and cooler bags with blue and green fabric.
illustration of A fun illustration of a cute mermaid with long hair sitting on a rock with a star fish. Suitable for young children.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a range of children's back packs and cooler bags in pink and purple.
illustration of An illustration of a bear with red shoes and a red umbrella looking at his reflection in the rain.

The line work was created by hand, coloured digitally and supplied as a vector illustration. Created for a SCBWI draw this challenge.
illustration of An illustration of a blue hipster lion wearing glasses, moustache, bow tie and camera. 

Created as a vector illustration and used on children's drink bottles.
illustration of An illustration of a blue hipster cat wearing glasses, scarf and beanie surrounded by snow flakes

Created as a vector illustration and used on children's drink bottles.
illustration of An illustration of a cute bear wearing fashion from the 1920's with purse, hat and necklace. 

Created as a vector illustration for an illustration challenge with retro pastel colours.
illustration of An illustration of a blue bear wearing native American clothing with teepee and feather.

Created as a vector illustration to screen print on children's products using purple fabric.
illustration of An illustration of an orange lion wearing native American clothing with snow capped mountains and feathers.

Created as a vector illustration to screen print on children's products using green fabric.
illustration of An illustration of a blue teddy bear wearing blue shorts and a green t-shirt with a heart logo .

Created as a vector illustration to screen print on children's products.
illustration of An illustration of a pink teddy bear wearing green dress and a purple t-shirt with a heart logo .

Created as a vector illustration to screen print on children's products.
illustration of This is an illustration from 'The Ant Explorer' published by Lothian Books. It was my interpretation of a children's poem written by C.J. Dennis. The ant family is having a hearty breakfast before the little ant sets off on a long journey.

The illustration was created using Dr Ph Martins inks on watercolour paper.
illustration of This is the cover illustration from 'The Ant Explorer' published by Lothian Books. It was my interpretation of a children's poem written by C.J. Dennis. The main character is about go exploring. Like all good boy scouts he is prepared for a long journey.

The illustration was created using Dr Ph Martins inks on watercolour paper.
illustration of This is an illustration from 'The Ant Explorer' published by Lothian Books. It was my interpretation of a children's poem written by C.J. Dennis. Unable to sleep the ant is reading under the bed covers.

The illustration was created using Dr Ph Martins inks on watercolour paper.
illustration of Cover illustration for 'Teddy' by Morris Lurie published by Macmillan Education showing Teddy ready to eat.

Created using airbrush and inks and gouache.
illustration of An illustration for a university poster showing a youth holding onto balloons as he rises over the earth achieving his dreams.

This mixed media illustration combines, watercolour, inks, pastels and coloured pencil.
illustration of Black and white text illustration for 'Teddy' by Morris Lurie published by Macmillan Education. The image shows Teddy's father looking questioningly at part of his missing car.

Created as a black and white image using markers and Letratone.
illustration of Black and white text illustration for 'Teddy' by Morris Lurie published by Macmillan Education. The image shows Teddy's father sitting in chair looking out the window at an airplane.

Created as a black and white image using markers and Letratone.
illustration of Black and white text illustration for 'Teddy' by Morris Lurie published by Macmillan Education. The image shows Teddy's father sitting at a desk writing a letter.

Created as a black and white image using markers and Letratone.
illustration of Black and white text illustration for 'Teddy' by Morris Lurie published by Macmillan Education. The image shows a camera and photo album displaying travel photos.

Created as a black and white image using markers and Letratone.
illustration of Black and white text illustration for 'Teddy' by Morris Lurie published by Macmillan Education. The image shows Teddy sitting at a table full of food over eating.

Created as a black and white image using markers and Letratone.
illustration of Black and white text illustration for 'Teddy' by Morris Lurie published by Macmillan Education. The image shows a very large Teddy sitting on a fence after eating an entire car.

Created as a black and white image using markers and Letratone.
illustration of Black and white text illustration for 'Teddy' by Morris Lurie published by Macmillan Education. The image shows Teddy's father running to catch an airplane to Europe.

Created as a black and white image using markers and Letratone.
illustration of Black and white text illustration for 'Teddy' by Morris Lurie published by Macmillan Education. The image shows a photo Teddy's father on a business trip.

Created as a black and white image using markers and Letratone.
illustration of An illustration of business man listening to music on iPod and dancing while waiting for bus. Hipster Bass player watches on.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a SCBWI challenge.
illustration of Cover illustration for
illustration of Black and white text illustration for 'Attack on Fort Sunshine' by Morris Lurie published by Macmillan Education. The image shows an outlaw holding up the sheriff who clearly hasn't had a bath recently.

Created as a black and white image using markers.
illustration of Black and white text illustration for 'Attack on Fort Sunshine' by Morris Lurie published by Macmillan Education. The image shows the sheriff looking at the horizon with guitar and binoculars.

Created as a black and white image using markers.
illustration of Black and white text illustration for 'Attack on Fort Sunshine' by Morris Lurie published by Macmillan Education. The image shows the sheriff standing guard over locked trunk with shot gun.

Created as a black and white image using markers.
illustration of Illustration from 'Stuck in a Ditch' by Annette Smith published by Nelson ITP. A Red truck is stuck in mud and asks for help from a yellow digger.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of An illustration for a children's book concept. A cat reading a book hears a baby cry in the nursery.

This mixed media illustration combines, watercolour, inks, pastels and coloured pencil.
illustration of Illustration from 'The Big Hill' by Beverley Randell published by Nelson ITP. A bird mistakes a sleeping dinosaur for a hill and gets a big surprise when the hill begins to move.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a children's book project.
illustration of A series of illustrations created for a high school science text book. Beaker and Bunsen Burner characters are showing you around their laboratory. 

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a educational book project.
illustration of Text illustrations for high school science text book. Teenagers testing scientific theories.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. 'Science for Life' published by Macmillan Education.
illustration of Text illustrations for high school science text book. Teenagers talking about science and technology.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. 'Science Essentials' published by Macmillan Education.
illustration of Text illustrations for high school geography text book. Surfer and business man discussing environmental concerns.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. 'Geography for Global Citizens' published by Macmillan Education
illustration of Text illustrations for high school geography text book. A range of different people asking questions about the environment.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. 'Essential Geography' published by Macmillan Education
illustration of Text illustrations for high school geography text book. Ecotours, hay fever and rubbish disposal .

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. 'Essential Geography' published by Macmillan Education
illustration of Text illustrations for high school science text book. Female scientist experimenting with magnesium.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. 'Science for Life' published by Macmillan Education
illustration of Text illustrations for high school geography text book. a range of people discussing environmental issues.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. 'Geography for Global Citizens' published by Macmillan Education
illustration of Text illustrations for high school geography text book. Scientist looking at fossils in the Arctic with a magnifying glass.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. 'Geography for Global Citizens' published by Macmillan Education
illustration of Text illustrations for high school science text book. Teenager with dreadlocks looking for shampoo.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. 'Science for Life' published by Macmillan Education.
illustration of Text illustrations for a high school text book series on health. Two examples for the book are shown here. 'Save the Earth' and girl skater.

The line work was created by hand using Copic Markers. 'Jump into PDHPE' published by Macmillan Education
illustration of Text illustrations for a high school text book series on health. Two examples for the book are shown here. Poster showing different aspects of life a child's life and a healthy eating diagram.

The line work was created by hand using Copic Markers. 'Jump into PDHPE' published by Macmillan Education
illustration of Text illustration for a high school text book series on health. One example from the book is shown here. Rock climbing the wrong way and the right way.

The line work was created by hand using Copic Markers. 'Jump into PDHPE' published by Macmillan Education
illustration of Text illustration for a high school text book series on health. One example from the book is shown here. A family performing very unsafe chores in a backyard.

The line work was created by hand, coloured digitally to create the final vector illustration. 'Jump into PDHPE' published by Macmillan Education
illustration of A range of black and white text illustrations were created for this media text book series, 'Reading Television' published by Oxford University Press. The image shows an ordinary guy and a star.

Created as a black and white image using markers.
illustration of A range of black and white text illustrations were created for this media text book series, 'Reading Television' published by Oxford University Press. This image shows a group of rock musicians and an actor in love.

Created as a black and white image using markers.
illustration of A range of black and white text illustrations were created for this english text book series, 'Text Types in English' published by Macmillan Education. This image shows an angry man going to the toilet and a customer requesting a refund.

Created as a black and white image using markers and converted to vector files.
illustration of A range of black and white and colour text illustration were created for this english text book series, 'Mainstream English' published by Macmillan Education. This image shows two reporters taking notes.

Created as a black and white image using markers and converted to vector files.
illustration of A range of black and white text illustrations were created for this junior school text book series, 'Improve Your Grammar' published by Oxford University Press. This image shows a group of kids in different situations.

Created as a black and white image using markers.
illustration of A range of black and white text illustrations were created for this english text book series, 'Exploring English' published by Oxford University Press. The characters are crazy and outrageous but always loveable.

Created as a black and white image using markers.
illustration of A range of black and white text illustrations were created for, 'The Puberty Book' published by Hodder Headline. This image shows some of the crazy characters that populate the book.

Created as a black and white image using markers.
illustration of Examples of atmospheric text illustrations I created for an english text book series, 'Understanding English' published by Oxford University Press. This image shows some examples of cross hatch illustrations.

Created as a black and white image using markers.
illustration of An Nativity illustration of the three wise men carrying gold, frankincense and myrrh for baby jesus.

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a Christmas project.
illustration of An Nativity illustration of shepherds and sheep

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a Christmas project.
illustration of An Nativity illustration of a baby Jesus in a manger surrounded by his mother, Mary and Joseph

The line work was created by hand and coloured digitally as a vector illustration. Created for a Christmas project.
illustration of A range single colour text illustrations were created for this religious text book series, 'Out of the Desert' published by Pearson Education. The woodcut styling complements the historical nature of the text.

Created as a black and white image using markers.
illustration of A range single colour text illustrations were created for this religious text book series, 'Out of the Desert' published by Pearson Education. The woodcut styling complements the historical nature of the text.

Created as a black and white image using markers.
illustration of A range single colour text illustrations were created for this religious text book series, 'Out of the Desert' published by Pearson Education. The woodcut styling complements the historical nature of the text.

Created as a black and white image using markers.
illustration of Watercolour illustration showing cross section interior of a submarine for a non-fiction book for children on how things work. The illustration was used in 'Big Machines of the Sea' published by Nelson ITP.

This hand drawn illustration was created using Dr Ph Martins inks on watercolour paper.
illustration of Watercolour illustration showing cross section interior of the Parthenon for a non-fiction book for children on how things work. The illustration was used in 'Building Challenges' published by Nelson ITP.

This hand drawn illustration was created using Dr Ph Martins inks on watercolour paper.
illustration of Watercolour illustration showing cross section interior of a modern house for a non-fiction book for children on how things work. The illustration was used in 'Building Challenges' published by Nelson ITP.

This hand drawn illustration was created using Dr Ph Martins inks on watercolour paper.
illustration of Watercolour illustration showing cross section of a water tap and electrical plug for a non-fiction book for children on how things work. The illustration was used in 'Looking Inside' published by Nelson ITP.

This hand drawn illustration was created using Dr Ph Martins inks on watercolour paper.
illustration of Watercolour diagram showing the workings of an oil and gas plant for a non-fiction book for children on how things work. The illustration was used in 'The Big Book of Oil and Gas' published by Educational Communications.

This hand drawn illustration was created using Dr Ph Martins inks on watercolour paper.
illustration of Diagram showing a scientist in a deep sea submersible. This illustration was created as a vector illustration for inclusion on 'Reading Comprehension Cards' published by Macmillan Education.
illustration of Diagram showing the sewage treatment process. This illustration was created as a vector illustration for inclusion on 'Reading Comprehension Cards' published by Macmillan Education.
illustration of Cross section diagram showing the parts of a simple firework. This illustration was created as a vector illustration for inclusion on 'Reading Comprehension Cards' published by Macmillan Education.
illustration of Diagram showing the path of the Rosetta space probe around the sun. This illustration was created as a vector illustration for inclusion on 'Reading Comprehension Cards' published by Macmillan Education.
illustration of Diagram showing the path storm water follows around the drains of Boston. The illustration was created as a vector image an used for a trade show banner over 3 metres high.
illustration of A range of black and white text illustrations were created for this chapter book, 'How I Got To Blow Up Our House' published by Macmillan Education. This image shows Father and son wondering where their house has gone.

Created as a black and white image using markers.
illustration of A range of black and white text illustrations were created for this chapter book, 'How I Got To Blow Up Our House' published by Macmillan Education. This image shows Father and son doing the dishes.

Created as a black and white image using markers.

Profile

To earn a living as an illustrator in a small market such as Australia you need to be versatile. My folio reflects this. The shrinking world created by the internet allows me to work on interesting projects anywhere in the world. My first picture book was published in 1990, ‘The Ant Explorer.’ Since then I have been working non-stop for trade and educational publishers on a wide range of picture books, chapter books and text books across all ages.

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Airbrush, Black & White, Caricature, Cartoon, Colored Pencil, Design, Digital, Engraving, Gouache, Graphic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Pastel, Pen & Ink, Scratchboard, Silhouette, Stylized, Technical, Texture, Watercolor, Woodcut, Whimsical, Silk Prints, Vector

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Fashion/Cosmetics, Food, Futuristic, Health, Historical, Holidays, Icons, Industrial, Information Graphics, Landscape, Licensing, Maps, Medical, Music, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Posters, Religious, Romance, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Sports, Technology, Textiles, Toys & Games, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Spiritual, Youth, Game, Environmental