New drawings


I’ve taken some time over the last few days to focus on my novel and other short stories, but as a result I end up feeling guilty that I haven’t done enough drawing.

So I took a few hours out today to have a play with Procreate and made some new illustrations that I’m thinking of using for my own children’s board book. The mushrooms are part of a story about a journey through the woods and what the children find along the way, I wanted to try and show as many species of mushroom as I could (there are loads!j

I also put together a new gerbera with water droplets. I really enjoy using this style and paying close attention to the drops, trying to give them volume in a 2D drawing,

Published by stephc2021

Hi! I'm Steph, an amateur writer and illustrator specialising in Mental Health and being a self-confessed Spoonie. My website is home to any successful fiction I create, with stories that have won so far covering difficult subjects such as baby loss and mental health in grief as well as some funny and heart-warming tales when I get the inspiration. Every drawing and picture on my website was created by me. I spend a lot of time coming up with illustrations to accompany all of my posts and pages. I try to create original content across all of my channels, whether I'm writing about my own fiction or just generally musing on mental health or my own issues. I want to be part of the change because I believe the understanding of MH in the UK is getting better, but has a very long way to go. By being honest about my own struggles and symptoms I think others will relate and hopefully it will encourage them to talk to someone and get the help and support they need. Long term my goal is to help children too, help them understand their own mental health and how to help with the mental health of those around them. I live in the UK with my partner, daughter and dog, I swear frequently and I adore a well made, traditional, gooey, chocolatey, delicious brownie.

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