We’re super excited about this week! Not only do we get to introduce to you (if you don’t already know these brilliant girls and/or their work) some of our coolest and most talented female illustrators, we’re also giving away an amazing artwork from each of them!
Today is the brilliant and beautiful Kelly Thompson‘s turn – read on for a short sweet Q&A and below for how to enter to win her decidedly lovely print! THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED!
– Repost Kelly’s print on Instagram
– Tag Undone (@undonejournal) and Kelly (@kellythompsoncreative)
– Pop on the hashtag #sketchyladies
– Make sure you’re following both of us. Easy!
Kelly, what’s your first memory of picking up a pencil or brush and drawing/painting with intent?
My poppa taught me how to draw 3D houses when I was a child and one of my first memories is of my brother and I mapping out full streets of houses so we could play with our Matchbox cars on them.
Recycled cardboard – I love the texture and all the little flecks that show up on it once you scan. I also love Faber Castel Polychromos black pencils as they sharpen well and don’t have a sheen like normal pencils do, I buy boxes of them at a time.
Do you you listen to music while you work?
A lot of the time I work in silence, I find that drawing is great for helping me process my thoughts. I enjoy the quiet and uninterrupted concentration, which I don’t get a lot of any more. If I do listen to something I just put Spotify on and see what happens, I’m not a huge fad music obsessive, I like to listen to a lot of different things.
Artists you admire?
My list is pretty massive, as I worked at an illustration agency when I first moved here so I’m overexposed to amazing talent. At the moment I am enjoying Malika Favre, she does fun, bright fashion vector work, and as an artist who doesn’t use vector I can’t help but be jealous of her skills. I also love Eirian Chapman and Craig & Karl for the exact same reason, such fun colourful work. In the complete opposite direction I am completely obsessed with Vania Zouravliov. I admire his patience and his eye for detail and his highly referenced and researched imagery, he blows my mind.
Tell us a little about the work we can win…
It’s a portrait of Zippora Seven that was created as part of my book with Derek Henderson, Darkness of Noon. The piece is a limited edition Giclee printed on acid free cotton based Hahnemule etching paper. She comes signed, dated and numbered.