The lovely Hels Martin, Editor of Lionheart magazine commissioned me to illustrate a couple of pieces for the first issue. I'm super excited to see Lionheart in print for many reasons, I think the subject matter in this type of publication speaks to me more than most magazines out there today. By this I mean articles about real people, alternative ways of life that are not consumer led and inspiring ideas and stories. The first issue will feature an interview with Miss James from Bleubird Vintage (who I may or may not be in awe of). Hels also asked me to write a piece about my pregnancy so far, its going to be so lovely to have something like this to keep hold of and look back on. I would share some of what I've written but I think its best to leave it as a surprise, I'll let you know when its available to buy!
In the meantime here are two illos I have done for seperate peices. The first is for her interview with Pat Albeck, you may (like me) remember her for her childrens book illustrations
but she is mostly famous for her pattern designs, I wanted the illustration to fit the period so my inspiration was old patten templates like the one below. I also wanted it to incorporate Pat's bright colours.
so this is what I came up with
It was fun drawing something so colourful!
I have another illustration to share with you but I'll save it for another post xoxo