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2022 Sketch Calendar launch

It gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of a new product for 2022- a calendar of my sketches. Since the beginning of the year, inspired by my sketchbook drawings, I have been working on a series of mixed media pieces which feature the landscape of the Lizard peninsula. My focus has been on creating colourful, layered, loose sketches which capture the energy and vibrance of the area. I used a range of materials namely Derwent’s Inktense pencils, Lyra’s water soluble crayons and Caran’dache’s Luminance pencils. These were applied in gradual layers combining with water and line work using my Lamy Joy fountain pen. I created directly inspired by my sketchbook drawings and I’ve really enjoyed the challenge of keeping the marks loose and energetic. The places included are Kynance Cove, Lizard, Mullion harbour, Cadgwith, Coverack and Helford. The calendar is available on pre-order and ready to purchase through […]

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Valentine Illustration Challenge

I’ve just completed a 14 day valentine illustration challenge- producing 1 new piece of love themed artwork each day from the 1st-14th February. This is my second challenge I’ve completed to help me produce new work to license on a specific theme. It really helps me to focus and produce work in a short period of time- a little like going on a bootcamp- it’s intense but gets your illustration muscles working! Below are the results:

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Christmas Illustration Countdown

I’ve set myself a mini illustration challenge of creating 25 new christmas pieces and releasing one each day of December until Christmas Day. So far I have created 10 images- if you would like to follow along I am releasing them on my Instagram account each morning! Find and follow me at https://www.instagram.com/melanie_chadwick/ with the tag #christmasillocountdown