Start with print – looking at magazines and books I have to stimulate ideas and get me thinking about how I want to approach the brief. The books I collect are an important part of my process, so I am always curating my bookshelf.
Then, I go to Pinterest and Instagram, usually on my desktop. Now that I am working from home, I use my spare room as an office/studio, and looking for inspo at my desk means I can start sketching ideas straight away. These are light sketches. Before an illustration is in its final form with classic line & honey bold lines, it is a scratchy pencil sketch that helps me visualise what the end result could be.
The final piece often needs a few revisions, but after a few conversations, we have a piece we all love! When creating personal work for me, or to add to the line & honey print collection, I usually go back and forth with myself – changing and adding until I am happy
My process in a nutshell, is making it minimal. I am always aiming to use as little lines as possible to create a complete piece, and this process within itself is really relaxing for me. I use it as a form of mindfulness, and it allows for me to create a space where only the necessary is present.