Drawing characters

I’ve been avoiding it for so long, but I’ve finally bitten the bullet and decided to start developing my character illustration skills.

I’ve tried for some time to get the hang of drawing people and characters but so far I’ve not been great. However….I’ve spent some time studying and practicing and I’m finally happy enough to show my progress.

This little girl is drawn in a similar style to Disney characters, which I found the easiest to understand and draw,

I found that once I had the basic shape of the character I was able to change her clothes and expressions to match the written words. So hopefully in the long run I will be able to incorporate a character like this in to my children’s book illustrations.

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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