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I am always on the hunt for new and interesting ideas for projects and it almost always starts with some form of inspiration, from the people and places around me. I like to pick out the details, vibrancy and textures I am surrounded by; taking pictures, reading books, talking to friends and family and visiting exhibitions. This helps me gather ideas for themes or ideas that I can create a collection of drawings from.
Once I have a good amount of research, I start drawing, sketching out ideas and recording as much as I can using pen on paper. Then I look through my drawings, gather the goodies and start adding colour with watercolour inks. I find it's always a matter of draw, and draw some more until I get it just right!
I take inspiration from lots of sources; drawing on personal life experiences, the world, the community I live in and the people around me. In the past this has been studying youth culture and popular conversation, identity and now, my all time favourites are food and nature. I love the outdoors, gardens and the food we grow (I really LOVE food!), capturing living creatures, their variety and ever changing forms.
It depends on the work I am doing and the level of intricacy involved in the design. Paper illustrations usually go through a design process, which involves sketching, drawing and re-drawing to take the final illustration through to completion. Site specific illustrations then involve me translating the illustration to form a design tailored to the furniture or (wall) surfaces I am working on.
For a digital print, the drawing is manipulated on my computer and put into a repeat print. Sometimes, this is then cut on materials and layered up to create depth in the design. The work is then usually framed, ready for the customer or client to hang.
Yes! Some of my favourite pieces of work have come from commissioned works.
If you are interested in commissioning a piece or body of work(s) please email me at email@example.com, with an idea of what you would like me to create.
Or click the link beside for my contact form for commissioned work.
It depends on the project and the level of intricacy involved in the design. It also depends on how much of an idea you have to begin with. The best thing to do if you are interested in commissioning a piece of work, is to complete a commission form (click the green link beside) so that I can send you a time scale for your project.
Commissions come in all shapes and sizes so it's best to fill out a commission form to give me an idea of the size, types of materials and design you would like. That way, I can send you a cost that is unique to your specific project.
Yes! I love drawing and especially when people are around. If you are putting an event on or are interested in hiring me to do some live drawing please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, letting me know when and where you would like me to draw.
When I am not illustrating I am teaching digital skills at UAL. I love sharing my experiences and doing one to one and group workshops. For info on the programs I work with please email me at email@example.com. I'd be happy to discuss a project or a workshop you have in mind.
If you are interested in collaborating with me, commissioning a piece of work, exhibiting my work, or using it online or in print, or would just like to say hello; please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you.
Yes. I love collaborating and welcome licensing opportunities and commissions. If you’re interested in working with me, please email me at email@example.com. I would love to hear from you!