Embrace Your Whimsy

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:

Pencil draft of galeforcewhims.rocks website header by Drawesome illustration

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.

Illustrated Website header for galeforcewhims.rocks Embrace Your Whimsy by Drawesome

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!

Screenshot of galeforcewhims.rocks website with header illustrated by Drawesome Illustration

A New Website Is Born! Welcome To Laura Elliott Illustration

I’ll confess, I’m not the most technically minded person.  So making a website from scratch on a certain software that is much more expansive than my limited knowledge is a bit daunting.  However, to combat this I find the challenge appeals to a stubborn streak of mine when faced with problems.  With some help from the mind behind Gui Creative to point me in the right direction, I crafted my new website:  www.lauraelliottillustration.co.uk

 

You’ll be able to clearly see my portfolio of work which ranges from children’s narrative to editorial to promotional, adapting my style to both watercolour and digital methods.  You can view a choice selection of my sketchbook imagery that supports my way of working and hones my skills.

 

laura elliott illustration home page

 

 

Not only do you get to see my work but you get to play with robins too!  I like how the nature of the robin images changing reflect bird like movements.  It seemed to come together well.

 

 

My blog will continue to be updated with news, new work and my various creative thoughts and my website will be a platform for viewing my best work.  I hope you enjoy them both!