adobe creative residency 2019

Adobe Creative Residency 2019

After months of interviews, business plans, more interviews, and secrecy, today I get to talk about something that is going to change my life forever. For the next year, I will be working as an Adobe Creative Resident. The Residency is essentially a community outreach program run by creative tech giant Adobe, who make software like Photoshop, Illustrator, and many other marvellous things which fall under the Adobe Creative Cloud banner. They have been doing this astonishing thing for the past five years, and it basically involves them nurturing young creatives for a year, paying them a salary, introducing them…

Free Procreate Brush Download

I’ve been using Procreate on the iPad Pro for the past 3 months or so, and it’s already completely changed the way I work. I love playing with the textures and different brushes, and have recently started creating my own brushes, which is not only great fun but lets me really create what I want. I’ve made a lot of botanical themed brushes – as anyone who knows me or my work will know, I love plants. A lot. And I love drawing them. I spent the past few days working on this jungle illustration, inspired by William Blake’s poem…

My first Cover Illustration, and New Things

I’ve been meaning to start a studio vlog for a while, and it has finally happened! I talk through some exciting new things I’ve been working on, including my first magazine cover illustration. There’s also a sneak peek inside my (messy) studio, for those who have been asking! Catch a preview below, and watch the full video here.

Why I Draw: 2018 in review

The first proper ‘illustration’ I did was a zine called Fuck Depression. And that, in a nutshell, is why I’m here.  I think like anyone starting a new creative hobby, I started illustrating as a way to express myself. As a lifelong sufferer of clinical depression and anxiety (among other things, which we will get to another time), I had always used creativity to feel better about myself, and my life. I started playing the piano aged 5, and started songwriting at 11. It was such a core part of who I was. About six months after finishing my music…