Tag: pregnancy

Time has come… and gone.

Today is my due date. What does any self-respecting artist do on their due date? Don’t know about anyone else, but I have spent it running around London using potentially my last chance to collect some more references for my personal project, which I am hoping to slowly work on over the next few months after the baby arrives.

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I’ve tried out a new technique for quick sketches, using a fountain pen to loosely define shadow shapes and then a brush pen for some accents in the darkest spots. This technique is part of something Marc Taro Holmes is teaching in his tutorials, and it seems to work pretty well for me to make things easier and gives more depths to my subjects, compared to the sketches I previously did with a simple ballpoint pen which took a lot more time and effort.

I have also enjoyed a blueberry muffin in a coffee shop in the heart of Mayfair whilst sketching business people on lunch.

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Expecting…

I am starting this blog whilst waiting out the very last few days before my little miracle arrives into this world after 9 long months and changes my life completely.

I do not even pretend to understand exactly how my life will change, but one thing I very much hope will remain true – I will still have my passion for art.

And I am full of hope that my baby will understand and cooperate to allow mummy to find ways to keep making her art, little by little, between the hours and days of taking care and loving her new most important thing in the world…

About this journey, of motherhood and creativity, and its struggles – will be the story of this blog.

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