Hello!As you may know I regularly illustrate for the #readitandtweet section in company magazine, I've also just started with the #listensndtweet section too. I love how involved twitter makes you, especially with the use of hashtags, my newest illustration if definite my favourite I've done yet!
I used a reference image of my sister, as she looks quite young I changed the face around keeping the pose the same, I tired to add a little more texture by drawing a jumper with a knitted look to it, it took hours! All individual pencil marks, but looking back I think it's why it's my favourite illustration, taking an extra few hours to tweak and concentrate on detail really makes the difference.
I'm ashamed to say I use way too much pink in my drawings, I know I'll look back at my portfolio one day and hate myself for it, so I made a very conscious decision to exclude any girly pink hues, having done that I think it works well with this piece, it's still a little subtle with pastel tones but I wanted the lips and jumper to really pop, I think I'm going to explore this style a little more and try and refine it making it identifiable with me, it's not going to be easy but I'm loving having the chance to experiment.
Next month a new illustration will be featured in company showing some make up drawings I've done, it's a really cool article and its a massive honour to be asked to draw time after time for a magazine which is not only awesome, but filled with really lovely people! <3 I do pinch myself sometimes.
Sneaky look! Shhhhhhh x
Thanks for reading