Life imitates art

My good friend Kaylie and I (@girlwiththeredbob on instagram) went out around South Kensington on the hunt for Wisterias and I really wanted to imitate an illustration I had drawn months ago. It had just so happened to fall in to place that whilst just popping in to H&M they had a tshirt design so similar to the one I drew (and I still would like my design to get made!) and Wisterias are a beautiful purple colour, I just had to make it real!

Yara Shahidi

She is beautiful, inspiring and a great role model to look up to. It’s Yara Shahidi!

Lavender Girl

I was wandering through the darkness and then followed the light in to a vast garden and grew myself some lavender. That heavenly, calming scent and its purple, ethereal appearance; it was me growing a new home for myself.

I’m planning to animate more and create more illustrative pieces, I have a lot of ideas and projects in the pipeline. I can not wait to show you!

World Book Day 2018

A small and sweet animation I did to commend World Book Day 2018. Reading has become an important part of my life and I now freelance as an illustrator for children’s books! Also an excuse to dress up (but I didn’t today because of the snow!)

Ali in Autumn

Something I’ve been working on and experimenting with a new style and way of colouring. Also I uploaded before the end of November so it still counts as Autumn!

Sept ID

There was a problem with uploading this last month but here you are and it includes a plus one where I celebrated the first day of Autumn!

Projects Progression

I would like to update you on what I’ve been doing for the past few months of 2017. As well as doing personal ventures, I have been illustrating 2 books – working on the sequel to ‘Superstar Kids’ and a new title called ‘The Adventurers’. I have been volunteering as an Artist at Paddington Arts, a local youth centre which I have been going to since I was a child so I am very happy to be giving back to them! AND a collaboration painting with Annette Fernando, this was for the 24 Hearts project in tribute for Grenfell Tower and in time for Carnival.

http://24hearts.org/ 

https://www.superstarkidsbook.com/

I have definitely been the busy bee, have a look below to find some of the recently finished pieces. I am very proud of what I have achieved so far, to see progression in my art style and way of working is very satisfying and I aim to keep this up!