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Cornwall Play Mat

Play mats needn’t be boring and that’s exactly what Marcos Millet of Hippo Play mats believes having launched a range of mats based on towns and cities across the UK. I was contacted by Marcos late in 2020 to see if I would be up for designing a Cornwall based play mat and of course I said yes! I love creating maps and I also love Cornwall so to design a children’s play mat which features both seemed to be the perfect fit for me. The Cornwall based play mat is now on pre-order here, shipping September 2021, printed in a limited edition of 100. I hope you’re just as excited to see it in the flesh as I am!

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A-Z Vegetable Illustrations

Here’s my completed A-Z of vegetable illustrations! Really happy to have completed this project and managed to find a veg for each letter of the alphabet. You can see the finished pieces below. You can buy a print of this in my society 6 shop click the images below to be taken to the shop and view it in my They Draw and Cook portfolio.

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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

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Mollie Makes Issue 63 Illustration Commission

I was super excited to be asked to design and illustrate a set of 8 pages for UK based Magazine Mollie Makes. The brief was to include a variety of quotes and patterns and use a fresh colour palette across the work. I chose quotes that inspire me and are fun as well as a favourite colour palette I like to use – cool greens, pastel pinks, peach with a splash of gold.