Arts Trail Weekend

 

On the weekend of 6th-7th October I opened up my house to the public for ‘Art on the Hill’. I’d spent quite a long time preparing for it as did the design work for the brochure and map. It went really well, better than could ever have expected, sold a lot of prints and cards and met so many lovely people. Friends and family visited and neighbours dropped by. I’m new to the area so it was really great to meet some locals and now I can finally recognise a few people when out and about which makes me feel much more at home here.

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Art on The Hill – Windmill Hill Arts Trail Brochure Design

I’ve been busy designing the brochure for this years Art on the Hill – the arts trail in my local neighbourhood Windmill Hill, Bristol. This illustration is for the front cover. I’m really happy with how it turned out! Looking forward to opening up my house on the trail so get the dates in your diary and come pop by and say hello – October 6th/7th 11am-5pm – I’m venue #17 and will be selling prints and cards.

New illustrations now available as cards

The nights are getting darker and colder and so Autumnal leaves and colours are coming to mind. I’ve taken a more minimal approach with these new designs and hope that people will like them. Going to get some cards and larger prints of these made up to sell at the arts trail in October. Hope you’re all enjoying the transition between seasons…New card designs ©sophieswindells

 

Home

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? What is it that makes a place a home? I’ve had this design idea in my head for years and have finally got it down on paper. Think it would make a nice editorial illustration so do get in touch if you hear of any opportunities, would love that. The weathers due to get warmer tomorrow so happy dreaming of summer travel adventures…

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Bristol Illustrations

I’ve recently created a collection of Bristol illustrations. Currently available as cards in some shops around the city and hopefully prints soon! Really enjoying the dramatic vermillion skies right now in the Suspension Bridge design, sometimes it’s good to take a bold decision!

 

 

 

My New Home!

I have relocated and this is my new home in Bristol, isn’t it cute! Was a bit of a transition moving from having just the one room in a flat share to a whole house, whaa! Lots of work to do and havn’t totally got it how I want yet (will take time) but have a functioning desk where I can draw and lots of space to pack cards, so that’s pretty amazing!Sophie's House

 

Holiday Sketches – Focusing on Drawing People

Here are some drawings from my recent travels. I’ve always been shy about drawing people so wanted to practice. I found a wonderful stationary shop in Thailand and topped up on pens. Do find it interesting how much my style changes depending on which thickness and type of pen I use. In fact it changes drastically depending on the medium, so you almost can’t tell it’s the same person behind the creations!

New artwork

Lately i’ve been doing some new work that is beginning to explore emotions and feelings, something i’ve not done for a long time. It is refreshing to step outside of the greetings cards world for a bit and try something different. Of course I am still doing my greetings cards as I love it and that is my business, but they are not the only thing I do. These illustrations are larger scale pieces. I am going to create a series of them. Please let me know what you think. Thanks for reading.

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‘Melancholia’

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‘Let it Go’

 

Top Drawer 2016 here I come!

I’m busy getting ready for a show in London called Top Drawer (17-19 January). New brochures and a card order have just arrived in the post. I’ll be launching some brand new designs. My cards and prints will be on display in the stationary section, stand ZB43. If you’re visiting the show do drop by and say hello.

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