Now and Then drawing of a girl in the snow

Now and Then

drawing by Laura Elliott age 7Scribbling in my ‘Stories’ book, crayon clutched in fist, wonderful worlds appear where the sky doesn’t touch the horizon, dresses are simply triangles and snowflakes are the size of footballs.  Welcome to 7-year-old me.

Having been through art school, my current drawings don’t quite have the same care-free naivety where objects endearingly levitate.  This is why I was excited to discover the Now and Then project, where for one artwork only, I could re-live the suspension of all artistic and scientific rules.  No more perspective, or pesky gravity!  The project asked artists to find an artwork drawn by themselves aged 8 or younger and then re-create it in their current artistic style.

Fortunately for me, my Mum was sentimental enough to hang on to a couple of masterpieces from my youth.  I picked a ‘story’ from the 15th January 1992 about my favourite weather…  Unfortunately I’d not illustrated my poem about dinosaurs (my favourite line being ‘dinosaurs are naughty’).Laura Elliott 'Favourite Weather' Age 28

Doing an updated version of this artwork was a real pleasure, I like to think that I was pretty faithful to the original.

Drawesome Illustrations Now Available on Redbubble

illustration of a dead blue titWahoo!  I now have an online shop!  You can find me nestled in amongst the other artists on Redbubble – which, if you’ve never heard of it before, is an online market space full of talented artists.  My shop is under the name ‘Drawesomeillus‘, as yep, you’ve guessed it, it’s short for Drawesome Illustration.  In my shop you will find a collection of my uniquely illustrated words and pictures which have all been inspired under the theme ‘Twisted Love Stories’.  If slightly odd humour is your thing, then you’ll definitely get a kick out of these.

And the best bit, is that if there’s a fabulous illustration that you like, it’s available on a variety of products, meaning you can adorn everything from your walls to your wardrobe.

Go have a visit and a look around, I’d like to know what you think…