It’s that time of year again lovely people – time for the Illustrated Advent Challenge 2015! I look forward to this challenge as it pushes me to design quickly to a brief everyday and I love being able to share what I’ve done but it also gets me in a state of panic at managing to fit it in alongside all my ‘real’ work! For those of you that haven’t heard of the advent challenge yet (where have you been?!), each year lots of artists and designers create a design/illustration/pattern/drawing, anything really, everyday, working to a set theme and then we share it across social media. It’s just for fun and we do it to stretch ourselves creatively but most importantly, to brighten up your day! You can see all my designs from last year here. There are always lots of different mini-challenges going on but the one I’m following this year is with Suzy from Suzy Spellbound who came up with these festive prompts –
We’ll be using the hashtag #illustratedadvent2015 and posting our daily festive designs on Instagram and Facebook, so be sure to look out for them and if you’d like to join in then we’d love to have you and see what you create! I’ll also be posting mine here on the blog too. So, here’s the first of many for me this month……Day 1 – Candles.