Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Magical swan

Last weekend I shared this illustration on my social media accounts and got quite a few nice comments - I think people interested in children's book illustrations are a rather nice bunch. I started this illustration without a clear idea of where it was going, only with a swan and a shade of blue (because I was doing this for colour collective) as the base. In those cases I just follow my gut i.e I draw flowers and leaves and then add lots of coloured textures one on top of the other until I find a colour combination that I really like. 
I wish I could say that this was a quick illustration but it took me a rather long time to finish - how other illustrators do intricate designs as a warm up is beyond my understanding.
If you want to catch more of my sketches and work in progress follow me on instagram, facebook and/or twitter.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Vlog - A week in the life of a freelance illustrator

It's been a while since I did a video so I though it'd be fun to put together a video showing you what I do in a week. It's a collection of small things I did during the week because I think it'd be boring to show you all the times I'm sitting at my desk drawing (which is most of the time, tbh). I hope you enjoy it!

I'm thinking about doing more videos soon but the next one will have to wait a little bit because today I'm off to the Bologna Book Fair. I'll be showing snippets of what's going on there on my Instagram. 

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy new year everyone! I hope you can full-fill al your dreams and hopes on this new year. 

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Hope you have a wonderful day :)

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Christmas Advent 24

Hurray! We're finally on the last day of the advent so tomorrow will be CHRISTMAS DAY! Thank you so much for joining me on this Christmas Advent countdown/ adventure. I hope you enjoyed as much as I did. 

Here's the complete advent! Which one is your favourite?

Friday, 23 December 2016

Christmas Advent 23

Another cute animal for today's advent... well, for me all animals are cute (even if they sometimes have rabies) specially if they're fluffy and have little tiny human-like hands :)

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Christmas Advent 21

Foxes are so adorable! I've heard about foxes eating rubbish in London, but I'm yet to see one. 

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Christmas Advent 20

I love seeing the ginger bread houses they display on bakeries and shopping centres. I don't think I could eat such beautiful decorations ;)

Monday, 19 December 2016

Christmas Advent 19

We need more of these things for the upcoming year (and all the time for that matter) :)