Firstly I want to apologise for the quality of photos in this post! I’m finding it really hard with the weather at the moment to take clear shots – a new camera is on the cards so hopefully that’ll be sorted soon!
This week I’ve been working on a couple of projects. Below is a sketch for a fun new collaboration which will hopefully turn into a commission. I’m not going to give too much away, but if all works out I’ll be doing a few more in this style.
I’m planning to paint the finished illustration in watercolours, so the drawing will need to be transferred to watercolour paper.
I’ve enjoyed starting a paper cut commission too as it’s been a while since I’ve done one. This is a paper cut heart for a customer’s mum, featuring lots of little details which are special to her.
Next on my purchase list is a printer because I scan in the first sketch, flip it and print it on nice paper ready for cutting. This saves rubbing out on the quality paper and damaging it.
I’ve also been keeping up with entries in my new diary using the Bullet Journal system (check out Kara from Boho Berry, she’s awesome!). It has been very useful so far and I can see my productivity improving. Hopefully it’ll help me to manage my time this year and take on lots of commissions and projects while on maternity leave.