I have decided that this year would be a good time to start sharing a few projects from the past which I have never shared either at all, or properly on Forages & Finds (either due to them pre-dating this blog, or to my disorganised-ness!). The first one is actually relatively recent (well, 6 months ago… how did that happen??!), and you will have seen some snippets from the making of it.
However, I never got around to showing the finished article in more detail! Which is a shame, as this project, which turned into an illustrated concertina ‘book’ growing in a box is one that I’m really proud of.
I find it really hard to add colour to illustration, so really enjoyed this two-tone focused work with a few painted additional colours hinted.
The themes include ideas about dreaming, anxiety, jumbled words & thoughts, hands reaching out to find something, travel & movement, and it features a few of my favourite images – suitcases, typewriters and umbrellas!
So this year is a bit of a return to art for me, little by little, and meeting the school art teacher this week has given me another push to keep drawing here in La Rochelle. I look forward to sharing some of these latest drawings (there are quite a few now!) with you soon!