The prompt for my International Zine Month 2020: Zine A Day project for Day 9 was Eyes. For me, that meant getting back into the roots of my drawing style…
I used to draw eyes all the time. I was a little obsessed with them. They became a large feature in my Faery Wings jewellery project, and it was from there that I started drawing patterns in the first place. Those initial pattern designs were the origins of my illustrative style today, and I owe all of this to my obsession with drawing eyes!
This mini-zine is dedicated to that obsession, as I used my creation time to be purely experimental with my pen, and dive straight into the zine and get drawing! I did not make any pencil sketches, or plan any of the drawings, I just set to work and let my inspiration tick away as I was drawing. Some of the pages turned out better than others, and I really enjoyed working through this intuitive process. It reminded me of the importance of sketchbooking, and how I just needed to sit down and draw every once in a while without thinking!!
I also realised as I was drawing that this zine would make a fantastic colouring book, so I decided to leave all the pages as black and white line-work – with the exception of the front page, where I added a little colour to be almost like a serving suggestion of what the reader could do with the inside pages!!