We got to know the very smiley Hello Sunshine and her lasercut jewellery over on our Monday Maker feature but did you know she also does custom doodles? We got to know a little bit more about her design process when working on a custom illustration.
Where do you work and does your location influence your work?
When it comes to me and my sketchbook there is nowhere better to doodle than in the sunshine, whether it’s in my back garden or on holiday. I love being outside and it’s always a bonus at home when I have ‘help’…
What is inspires your illustrations?
Where my Sunshine doodles are concerned a lot of the inspiration comes from the lovely people that commission me to create pictures of their friends, families and pets. It’s my favourite part of the process, bringing people to life as a cartoon but also including so many personal aspects of their life.
As well as my lovely customers inspiring me, I do have a mini personal project on the go right now which is inspired mainly by my childhood and love of cartoons! I’m hoping to be able to create doodles that will be available to everyone to buy whenever they want a piece of sunshine, not just as a commission.
Do you have any new designs you can give us a sneak preview of?
Although I am often sworn to secrecy with my commissioned sunshines I can share a couple of my favourite recent Pet doodles with you! I have only recently started drawing just pets for people and I LOVE IT!
I can also give you a teeny peek of my mini personal project too… Maybe you’ll be able to guess which cartoons I spent a lot of my childhood watching (and adulthood to be fair!)
Visit www.hello-sunshine.co.uk to get your own personal doodle