Coconuts for the summer

Continuing my theme of fruit, my partner suggested I try something a bit different, so I tried this coconut image.

I really struggled with the water, which is something I’m going to have to work on. However, the coconut itself, the shell and hair, I was really pleased with. It took a while to get the texture of the outside of the coconut right, but once I’d matched the colours it quickly started to come together.

It’s clear that there’s water coming from the coconut, but I think that the water needs to be really detailed and I just couldn’t get it right.

So, for my next piece I’m going to try more fruit, but this time with a splash to give me that practice I need.

I’m also working on an out of focus pond that’s starting to come together nicely. It’s a totally new style for me, but the colours and textures really look nice and different!

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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