Page illustrations

Today I’ve continued my work towards the pages of a children’s book about adventures in a forest.

I’ve done a few drawings over text including mushrooms, trees and woods and they seem to work best when I add some opacity to the drawings so the letters show through clearly. That was a bit of a learning curve. As adults we can decipher what a word says quite easily but for children the pictures and words need to be clear and obvious.

I’ve still got a lot of work to do toward the books I’m creating. This work is for a toddler board book. I’m also doing some drawings for a book about a bee and writing a novel.

I find I’m most creative in the middle of the night so I quite often draw or write in that time. Especially if ive been woken up in pain and need a distraction.

Lots more drawings to come including some more Kawaii sticker designs I’ve been working on.

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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