Posts in Illustration
Ohh Deer Pillow Fight Competition

I’ve entered Ohh Deer’s Pillow Fight Competition!

This is something I’ve wanted to do for years but never felt confident enough. I’m so happy that I managed to enter this year with a few designs that I’m proud of. So far I’ve only entered 3 and it’s possible to enter up to 5, so I may enter a couple of new designs soon as well!

It would mean the world to me if you could take a few minutes to vote for my designs by clicking on the cushions below, signing up to Ohh Deer (if you don’t already have an account with them) and voting at the top of each cushions page! I always feel a bit weird asking for things like this, but I’ve been told I need to get over that, hehe.

Inktober 2018: Week 1

Last minute, I decided to try Inktober again this year.

I made a point of not buying anything new, cutting up some watercolour paper and just doing it. This week I’ve focused on UK Folklore/mythology.

Next week I’d like to improve my photos (I keep taking them after work at night), find my Sakura Microns (!!!!), and maybe use some larger paper. I also “cheated” and used my iPad on the 5th day - going to try not to do that again!

Who else is doing Inktober this year? Let me know!

A Tale of 3 Art Styles

When I draw people it comes out in a kind of comic book/Black Hole inspired way with lots of black lines and sketchy shadows:legion fan art illustration When I draw animals & nature its always more detailed and sort of fantasy-like: rabbit ribbon illustration And when I draw patterns its minimal and fun, mostly with a limited colour palette: hands repeat pattern illustration pink I also love a mixture of detailed, colour-rich art and minimal/fun design. I fight with these parts of my style CONSTANTLY. I feel like I have to choose 1. Ooonly 1... and the fact that I haven't chosen is why I'm struggling so much!

Does it *really* matter if you have a few different styles for different subjects? Have visual social platforms like Instagram caused us to worry about curating ourselves and our styles so much that its sort of taken the fun out of creativity? Everyone in the illustration world talks about nailing down their style and sticking to it and thats what will get you a "fan base", or get you hired. But surely being flexible and able to play with new ways of making is also a good thing?

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