I’ve always loved drawing but I suppose it was on a holiday in Suffolk when I decided to buy myself a particular range of pens (Promarkers) – I think I was about 9 -after that, I really began to draw every day. When I was 9 or 10, I realised that as well as really enjoying drawing, I could get good at it if I practised every day. I generally try to draw for at least an hour a day. I won a couple of competitions when I was 9 and that really encouraged me to keep going. I love all art (painting, drawing, making things).
Creating the images for Stars
I like using watercolours so I decided for the Stars images I would create backgrounds with watercolour washes. I also used masking fluid and white pen to create the white stars. Then I used black ink and a brush to draw the silhouettes of children and adults. I think the silhouettes work well as they are not recognisable people, but give a feeling or mood to the images.
I thought creating the images for Stars would give me the chance to try working to a written brief and also give me the chance to share my work. I’d like to be an illustrator when I am older so I like doing things like this. I hope people like the drawings and they help Stars.
Support for young people in Cambridgeshire facing grief and dealing with loss
Stars is an independent charity that relies on charitable donations to continue its work with children and young people in Cambridgeshire.
Stars Children’s Bereavement Support Services
c/o CPDC Foster Road
Cambridge CB2 9NL