For Inktober this year, I decided to make artwork for an eventual end product - a highly requested colouring book. These Inktober dragons were well received on Instagram, which in itself is encouraging. With October long gone, I finally got around to ordering and listing the print versions of the colouring book - only for … Continue reading Week 48 – Colouring Books & Listening to your Fans
Bonjour all! After many months, I finally return! The Here Be Dragons Kickstarter in April and May ate far more voraciously into my time than I ever thought it would, and I've struggle to catch up since. Fern fox plushies, many commissioned watercolour pieces and The Rescue Chickens Save Christmas were my main priorities, but … Continue reading I Return!
This week, I did something a little new: I tracked my time usage. It’s not overly riveting, but it is helpful to see how effective or ineffective I am throughout the day. I simply write when I start a task, and what the task is, and make notes of relevant interruptions. Working freelance and from … Continue reading Week 29: Time Keeping
Many artists and creators talk of doing monthly challenges, or of aiming for a total number of hours, drawings or written words in a set amount of time. After two Inktobers and a Smaugust, I felt confident enough to embark upon a personal project for the entirety of 2018, and that is Daily Dragons. You … Continue reading 6 Months of Daily Dragons
While working on my own novels, I do also work with another author. The Rescue Chickens are the creation of fellow writer and friend, Christina McGinty-Carroll; based on some of her real flock, these cheery little chickens help those in need. Windy, Sigrun, Gale, Bertha and Heidi work together to help others in a crisis! … Continue reading Client Work – Rescue Chickens
One of the most frequently asked questions that I receive via my Instagram is, “what art supplies do you use?” Here is a quick post to share in detail what I use, and why. I’ll note firstly that accessibility is a major selling point for me. Buying luxurious high-end brands sounds neat, but I don’t … Continue reading Art Supplies
As is the nature of things, as The Naiad Chronicles comes to an end, a new story takes flight. At the controls of this new adventure sits Letitia Hopsworth-Jubilee (Lettice, for short); aviatrix, botanist, entomologist... hare. Lettice recounts her airborne adventures in illustrated journals. The book will be lushly illustrated with over one hundred and … Continue reading Introducing Silver Jill