|'Skipping Unicorn' Magical Digital Illustration Print.|
As far back as I can remember, I’ve always found happiness in art. It began with colouring books, where I would put my own colours to the image and imagine a story unfolding.
The magical work of Walt Disney, Don Bluth and the wonderful Jon Davis filled me with such inspiration that I fell in love with creating my own characters and illustrations.
I’ve always been able to find ideas and references anywhere and everywhere. Sometimes it’s something visual, other times a piece of music or a lyric. Anything that might stir up an emotion – reading a sentence from a book or just plain old day dreaming! If I’m inspired, my imagination takes over and my next creation begins.
I completed an children’s illustration course with the art college and received a diploma which I’m very proud of.
I still consider myself as a self-taught artist and love to experiment with different mediums and techniques. I absolutely love Pro-markers. I’ve enjoyed producing pieces for friends, family and my portfolio.
I’m a huge day dreamer, and along with my love of nature, I’m able to produce some really magical pieces.
Just over a year ago, after a lot of debating (with myself), I tried my hand at digital art. I was very nervous as it was all new to me, but I found some confidence and embraced the challenge. With determination and (a lot of) trial and error, I absolutely loved it!
I’m still learning, and I know I’ll never know every trick in the book, but I’m developing my own style and enjoying every minute.
My portfolio is my labour of love and something I’m very proud of. With every piece of work my confidence is growing and my self-esteem improving.
Inspiration can hit me at any time, so I always keep a sketch book close at hand.
Looking to the future, I will be creating no matter what. Balancing my family life and my art isn’t easy, but I sometimes can get amazing inspiration from my daily life!