feb 2023 – new beginnings
The weather’s warming up, and the days are getting longer. After what seems like an achingly long winter, spring is in the air once more. Not a big fan of winter, as you can probably tell.
I’ve been working hard on my digital art for the time being, while waiting for the warmth to return to my artist space. Many a day has spent curled up in a blanket with a herbal tea in my living room, working on my iPad.
I’ve been working on a series of digital artwork series I’ve called ‘A Collection of British Mammals’ since the end of December 2022. There are over 80 kinds of mammals in the UK – some native, some not. I’ve drawn 9 out of 10 of the most familiar native ones, so I have one left to draw. I may add some more to these in the future, but I’m itching to get back into the studio and create traditional art very soon.
I swing between doing traditional and digital art sometimes, as it depends on my mood and the seasons. My traditional art tends to be a mix of markers, acrylic paint and Posca Pens.
So what’s next? You can expect all artworks from ‘A Collection of British Mammals’ available for print and merch via Redbubble later this February (currently only Hare and Hedgehog are up at the moment). I think that I’ll post a new blog post every other week as well. I’m also on Instagram and I will continue to post regularly on there too. Please watch this space for further updates. I’m fairly new to all of this so bear with me! For now, farewell! See you in a couple of weeks! – Neon Wren