Mummyhood after Adland

I LOVE doing illustrations for personal blogs and small online businesses. From the early days of Wardrobe Mistress a few years ago, to So Many Lovely Things recently, and quite a few interesting projects in between, it will always be one of my favourite things to do! It’s fun and the result is immediate: after you deliver the artwork, you’ll see it live a few days later, probably sooner. In a few hours, perhaps! – This is definitely one of the benefits of being an illustrator nowadays: instant reward.

Anyway, this is the header I illustrated for From E to ABC.

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For those who don’t know, “E” refers to e: A Novel, by Matt Beaumont, about the everyday life of an advertising agency.

Like me, the blogger, Mrs W used to work in advertising. In fact, we started our careers together as graduates in the same agency in London! I quickly realised that she was bright (exceedingly so!) and hilarious, so we became very good friends.

Her blog is about her journey from the Ad world to motherhood, and she tells it like it is, in her very own brilliant way.

From E to ABC Blog_01 From E to ABC Blog_02

Judging by this header, you can tell that I am going through an objects phase, right? Anyone who knows me or my work, knows that I love drawing girls. (Girls, girls, girls, always girls!) I still do, of course, but I am trying a couple of different things at the moment. Mainly objects and patterns. I’ll post them here very soon!

Read From E to ABC: Mummyhood after Adland here.

Lots of love

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Digital sketches in bubblegum colors

Just a couple of computer sketches I’ve been playing with.

My Wacom tablet and I are not the best of friends yet. (Not YET.) I do love it very much and couldn’t work with a mouse again to save my life, but the fact remains: I am much better at hand-drawing than computer drawing. I wouldn’t want to change that because I simply adore drawing on paper, but it’s very important as an illustrator, to be able to draw on different mediums. Plus digital illustration rocks! Some of my favorite artists are amazing at digital illustration (see Arturo Elena and Kris Atomic). So I shall persevere.

In the meantime, weekend is almost here! Yay! Just a reminder. :)

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