I loved last year's drawing-a-day challenge so much I went back for more for October 2019. The prompt list was not easy, but that's good, it made me think and work harder.
Abortion Rights Halo
Another great commission from Abortion Rights. Inspired by NYC activists, this piece refers to religious iconography and puts the reproductive rights of women on a divine pedestal.
It's All in Your Head
Brains, Beyoncé and a farting Kardashian feature among a series of b&w vignettes and spreads to illustrate this brilliant YA book on mental health by Rae Earl the creator of My Mad Fat Diary.
Intimate infographics, cartoons and tap dancing vaginas for this great YA book on women's rights, growing up and the female body by Laura Bates, the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project.
Fill Me In
Drawings of celebs, heartbreak, marriage and tombstones in this friendship journal for millennials. And if the life stuff all gets a bit heavy there's a colouring page of cats eating takeout...
SDAFMH Annual Report
Illustration & infographics for the Scottish Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage Helpline annual report. Created to highlight the experiences of the women who call the helpline.
No Rest for the Women
My contribution to the exhibition 'Marking the Martyrs' at Blott Studio in Blackpool. Five women artists celebrating the centenary of the first women to be granted the vote in the UK.
Scottish Women's Aid
A series of narrative images to accompany quiz questions on the SWA website. The questions are to help people determine if they might be experiencing abuse in their relationship.
Inktober & Drawvember 2018
My first foray into the world of the daily creative challenge. Around the edge of my commissioned work I made sure I did an iPad drawing a day. These are my favourite efforts.
The medium is the message.
Draw the Line
Over 100 comic artists took part in a project to illustrate 100 positive political actions anyone can take. I'm one of the artists. I was allocated the action 'Look to your bathroom'.
As part of an online marketing campaign for the charity Water Aid, I was tasked with creating spoof Penguinesque book covers of classic novels including 'Crampford' and 'Leak House'.
A bold and inclusive illustrated billboard ad for Scotland's domestic abuse helpline. This has been shared online, as an email signature and in doctors' surgeries across Scotland.
Personal project that started as a favour. A friend needed a very rough drawing of a phoenix to get a textile project started. It was only supposed to be very basic, but this happened instead.
This is an organisation I have been working for on and off since 2013. Their issue of a woman's right to choose is fundamental to equality and their messages need to stand out.
Don't Hold My Head Down
A fantastic poster commissioned as an incentive for Unbound supporters of author Lucy Anne Holmes and her funny, frank and fearless book on sex and women's pleasure.
A fun personal project combining gauche, nerdy insta-style, a strictly limited palette and the progressive undead. I would like to turn this into a comic at some point.
We are the weirdos mister
An ongoing personal project featuring a host of floating / mournful / betentacled / multi-legged / clairvoyant / laser-emitting girl-based oddities.
I LOVE drawing hair. Weird, gravity defying hair, iridescent hair, Rapunzel-y hair. It's the flowing organic qualities, which also mean I enjoy drawing tentacles and the like.
I enjoy a bit of expandism (the super fancy art term for doodling). Pattern based and stream of consciousness work (commissioned or not) is apparently as good for your brain as meditation.