An Illustrators Toolbox Part 1 : Essential Drawing Tools for Illustration. Learn about essential drawing equipment and the tools I have in my illustration toolbox. Part of a series on illustration and how I create my artwork https://georgiestclair.com/life-work/essential-illustration-toolbox-drawing/

Your Essential Illustration Toolbox Part 1: Drawing

“Drawing is not what one sees but what one can make others see” Edgar Degas I’m sharing my essential drawing tools as part of a series of posts explaining how I create some of my artwork. As always, do share your own tools or ask any questions you have related to my drawing methods. Your Essential Illustration Toolbox: Drawing 1. Graphite …

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The Power of Play

Earlier this month I sponsored the Creatively Squared challenge on Instagram ‘cs_flowersandfoliage’. The lovely Creatively Squared team also published my guest post on their website about The Importance of Play. I just wanted to expand upon that post over here because, frankly I’m passionate about the power of play. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old …

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Creative Instagram Challenges For February (& Another Giveaway)

Firstly, Happy Valentines Day! I wanted to share a couple of creative Instagram challenges I’m feeling the love for this week. Cultivating Creativity #InCreativeMoments I’ve started my own Instagram hashtag challenge #increativemoments. This is a simple tag. I’d love to see how people take time in their day for moments of creativity. Whether you’re a professional designer, photographer, maker. Or a …

Creative Work Space Inspiration

My studio…ahem coughs…the 6ft x 6ft space next to the kitchen is both a joy (at least I have a space) and a frustration (the washing usually ends up in there as it has nowhere else to go). I long for a light, bright extremely large creative work space. With ceiling to floor windows, looking out onto a beautiful green field, …

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It’s Friday, I’m in Love: French Illustrator, Lucille Clerc

I stumbled upon french illustrator Lucille Clerc’s work quite recently. And it’s got the real WOW factor. Highly detailed, packed full of detail, yet outstandingly fresh. I love the sophisticated use of colour and of course, the botanical elements and floral designs. Mainly hand-drawn and painted. Lucille has an impressive, varied and enviable list of clients including the V&A Museum, Fortnum&Mason, M&S, …

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Surviving a very tricky situation

WARNING: this post contains moderate moaning. Some readers may want to skip to the moral of the story towards the end of the post… I’m in contemplative mood tonight. It’s been a difficult, tricky week and I’ve found myself feeling like an old steam roller, huffing and puffing… a lot. So much so, I’ve run the risk of hyperventilating. I’ve …

5 Instagram Teaching Resources to Help Your Profile Bloom

5 Instagram Teaching Resources to Help Make Your Profile Bloom

Need some descent Instagram teaching resources? Today I’m sharing some of my tried and tested courses. There’s no mistaking that Instagram is BIG business for both brands and individuals. For artists, makers, designers and creatives of all disciplines, it’s imperative you have a strong presence on this visual platform. Making Instagram work for your independent and creative business can really …