Earlier this week I spoke about a giveaway happening over on Undone Journal where you can win one of four artist prints including one of my Zippora images. You still have time to enter so get on your Instagram quick! (Details of how to enter below).
To accompany the Giveaway Undone did a little interview with me and I thought I'd share it for those who are interested.
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.
To enter the competition
- Repost my image or any of the other artists images on Instagram
- Tag Undone (@Undonejournal) and Me (@kellythompson creative) or the name of the other artist who's print you would like to win
- Pop on the hashtag #sketchyladies
- Make sure you are following me, and Undone journal.