Hi there, I frequently get asked where to get inspiration from and that is kind of hard to answer as there are so many places!! Sometimes when ideas aren’t flowing, looking to other artists that you admire is a good place to start.
I am huge fan of Canadian illustrator Isabelle Arsenault. I have been known to buy some of her children’s books and keep them for myself so none of the kids get their grubby hands on them, haha. Her style is very different from mine in that she has a lot of just pencil work in her illustrations but there is just something that speaks to me with her stuff. For a few of my 40 pages in 40 days I opened one of her books Jane, the Fox & Me.
This black and white drawing…
Inspired this. Since this is just for me, in my journal, it doesn’t matter how similar it is as I have no intention of selling it.
I loved all of the foxes that appear in this and some of her other books.
So put one into this piece.
Here is a close-up of the quote I used.
Just a quick share, stay tuned for more inspiration from Isabelle’s books.