It turns out that difficult emotions are certainly more difficult for me to create, and I prefered making the more positive emotions. Here are some of them - you can see more on my instagram page...
I have recently created 50 illustrations in my sketchbook under the theme of emotions… here are some of the positive emotions - happy, love, hopeful, excited, confident and joy - with cats, elephants, snails, hedgehogs and dogs involved too!
After watching My Octopus Teacher (a film about a filmmaker’s unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world), and completely loving it, I saw an illustration challenge on instagram from Jehane Ltd, to be a guest artist in Caring Colouring 3. They publish a colouring book every Spring as a charity fundraiser, and artists around the world are invited to submit their art as a guest artist. 100% of all profits are donated to a different charity each year and 2021 is the Sea Change Project.
The campaign has been started by parents’ groups and children’s illustrators, who are worried about climate change and want to push for a brighter, safer future for our children. It is open to everyone. This is the illustration I created;
I love creating retirement gifts to encourage relaxation, and enjoyment of some hard-earned freedom! We have nice big cards (big enough for everyone to sign), sweet coffee mugs, storage sacks for fishing and golfing fans, shopping bags, and lovely prints for the home.
I thought I’d do a little summary of illustration work completed in 2020. Last year I created a ‘stay home’ poster during the 1st lockdown to raise money for the NHS.
We seem to be flying through the occasions this year, with Valentines and pancakes behind us, it’ll soon be time for Mother’s Day - and I’m looking forward to that!
Lesley contacted me to design some postcards for her new business… posting out boxes of homemade fudge.
The year of the Metal Ox brings success in careers & business, prosperity, and wellness. I was asked to design a greeting card for the year of the ox for a company to send to their colleagues in Taiwan.
For the last 3 years I have joined in with the 100 day project and it’s been such a good thing to do and makes me create an illustration every day which is something I really love to do but in realiity (without a push) often doesn’t happen because of time. This year I’ve chosen to do 100 days of emotions - this is so that I can concentrate on creating people characters which I would normally shy away from, but I’m going to mix some animals in too!
[this was ‘hungry’]