I like to think I know about ‘whimsy’ with my quirky sense of humour and drawing style; however ‘whimsy’ is not always specified in a brief when I’m commissioned so it’s nice when someone comes along and asks you to use your expertise specifically for whimsical subject matters.
I have recently had the pleasure to work with Jessica, who has set up a website dedicated entirely to her sense of whimsy. I was asked to illustrate a header for her website entitled ‘Embrace Your Whimsy, A Tribute to The Beauty of Chaos’. Perfect! After discussing her particular interests, the draft came together:
I felt that the way a person grows and follows their interests can be very organic, following a weaving path like a plant. Although the winding stems of a sweet pea look a little chaotic, the end result is still beautiful. The feel of the piece was intended to be feminine too, so I decided greens, pinks and purples would set the tone just right.
On her website, you’ll find Jessica discussing thoughts on parenting, teaching. books, life, love and more, definitely worth a read: have a look at www.galeforcewhims.rocks You can also have a look at the lovely things she said about me and the artwork too – thanks Jessica!