New drawing style attempt #1. Puddles

I’ve mentioned so many times that I want to keep pushing myself creatively and often that means stepping completely out of my comfort zone,

Over the last few weeks I’ve been dipping in and out of this work and now I feel like everything I add to it is unnecessary / doesn’t work / is total overkill. So it’s time to set it free and get your comments.

The idea of puddle drawings came to me when I was writing a piece of flash fiction for a competition (I didn’t win BTW!). The story of a woman regularly visiting a tree throughout the summer as her personal hideaway,

Eventually she returns one day and the little sitting area she’d gradually carved out had been ruined by bad weather. There was just mud and puddles left. It’s supposed to be sad and thought-provoking, but I don’t think I know what I’m doing writing in this style yet.

However it did give me a nice picture idea and the result is what you can see here today. This picture was dreamed up in my head, no copying. Don’t ask me how I did it or how I worked out a way to make sense of the mess I’ve drawn – I don’t know.

But it looks ok enough for me to feel happy releasing it into the public domain.

Let me know what you think!

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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