A breakfast themed iPhone and iPad background for all you fellow breakfast lovers out there. Click on the links below to download for free!
I Had so much fun using my Promarkers & Procreate on my iPad to make this; hope you like them!
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6 & 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6 & 7
If you like these, please feel free to let me know – I will get to it and make more repeat patterns to share with you! Perhaps a desktop background next time? Or free printables?
I’m not feeling very inspired to draw at the moment, but I’m trying to push through that and just draw whatever, even if I think its super boring/predictable!
I’m also not getting on with this Leuchtturm sketchbook. It doesn’t like watercolour at all (!!!) and I’m finding it very limiting, and not in a bring-out-your-creativity sort of way. What do you do when you don’t get on with a sketchbook? Do you try to finish it because its a waste not to, or do you just start a new one?
Is anyone thinking about doing ‘May We Draw Daily’ this year? I might just go for it and see what happens!
My Etsy shop has been receiving a little bit of an overhaul these past few months and I’ve finally uploaded some listings to it! I guess you could call it a miniature reopening. In the process of doing this I’ve also been drawing a lot more, and trying to hunt down, catch and keep my style. I feel like it differs day to day depending on what I’ve seen/read/heard – I guess I’m easily influenced creatively. I do feel like I’m getting there though and I’m expanding my “themes” more as I go to see how far I can stretch. It will be interesting to see how I progress over 2017!
These listings are a mixture of new and older pieces that I’m still happy with, and more will trickle in as I create…
Moon Keeper A3 print – £15 plus shipping. Finished painting this a couple of weeks ago.
Cat Friend A4 print – £5 plus shipping
Imagined Flowers blank greetings card – £2 plus shipping
Honeybee original mini gouache painting in vintage frame – £35 plus shipping
I’ll try to always have a few things to list at a time, so I will do shop updates on here as regularly as I can get things printed.
What would you like to see in my Etsy shop? More “useful” things like notebooks and other stationary? More mini originals? Pins? Let me know!
Hello everyone! This year I’m going to be participating in Inktober!
For those who don’t know, Inktober is a drawing challenge that goes on throughout October. The aim is to use ink to draw something every day. EVERY DAY. I realise this is going to be a real challenge for me, as I am 👑procrastination queen👑, but I feel like I NEED this right now. I’m at the tail end of a serious dose of art block, I can feeeeel it, and this is something that might help me immensly. Or turn me in to a pile of inky mush. We’ll see. For more info on Inktober, click here.
At the end of this challenge I’d really like to get a very limited number of books printed of everything I’ve drawn during the challenge to sell, and that’s where Patreon comes in! Patreon is a website that allows people to support creators to grow and continue working regularly. As a supporter you will receive little treats from me, in the form of discounts, previews of prints & originals before they go live anywhere else, the occasional video and maybe even little packages!
For more info on Patreon, click here!
My Patreon Profile
I feel like the term/description “artist” is thrown around quite a lot, especially now with social media platforms like Instagram, where you can share your artwork in an instant. It makes me feel uncomfortable because anyone can just put “I’m an artist” in their about me/profile and that’s that. Instantly – they’re an aaaaartist. Although some people do, I’ve never been able to openly say or consider myself to be an artist. A. I don’t feel like I’ve produced enough work, B. I haven’t studied, C. I haven’t sold a lot of my work or had it in galleries, D. Maybe I’m just too shy/modest to consider myself to be something so authoritative. Because, let’s face it, being able to call yourself an artist means you are an expert in your field, an authority on what you do. And I am definitely not that. I’m just a girl who loves to create.
I’m also struggling with my illustrative “voice” right now. What do I want to say with my illustrations? What stories am I telling? Explaining why I’ve created/like things has always been a downfall of mine, and I feel it’s probably the main thing that is holding me back from diving in to the world of freelance illustration/design, and what’s stopping me having more of an audience. Maybe I need to work on cultivating my voice (*gag* that sounds so cheesy) more and finding a bit of meaning in my work. The hard part is figuring out how, I guess!