She Lynx and the Ferns

Last Sunday, we took a very long walk to the beach and decided (some would say rather foolishly!) to walk back through the fields and woods, just as dusk was finishing up it’s journey over Norfolk.

I kept telling myself that being in even the darkest of woods is no more scary than in the daytime, but still the eery darkness enveloped us and despite eating all of my vegetables, I could only see a few feet ahead.

Each side of the well-trod path brushed us with ferns and I could feel lots of animal eyes upon us…owls, birds, squirrels, muntjac deer, badgers and other night creatures as they froze on detection of our scent and rude, heavy stomping through their home.

I’ve been spending abit of time researching extinct British animals recently, a subject I’d long forgotten I loved and one that is fascinating to revisit. With a vivid imagination like mine, I wondered what it must have been like for humans to live alongside such amazing creatures like the Red Deer, Wild Boar, Wolf and Lynx…I should think those woods we walked through might well have been alive with the sound of wolf howls…and the eyes looking out at us might have been hungry ones – eeeek!

Although records prove we had Wolves, Brown Bears and Red Deer in Norfolk before they went extinct, I couldn’t find any information with regards to whether we ever had the Eurasian Lynx here.
The elusive Lynx, driven out of many areas due to habitat destruction, currently occupies hilly tree filled terrains elsewhere in the World where it is harder for us to grow crops.

I like to think that she might have been tempted our way long ago, drawn to Norfolk by our abundance of Hares and our vast swathes of long-lost tree cover before heavy agriculture took over most of our flat lands.

This is my drawing of what she might have looked like peering out at us silly night-blind humans walking through the woods…

She Lynx and Ferns drawing by Georgie Watts
She Lynx and Ferns drawing by Georgie Watts

Like the Wild Boar reintroduction to the Forest of Dean, conservationists are hoping to reintroduce other long-extinct species back into Britain. The Lynx UK Trust is currently looking into areas in which bringing back the Lynx to our shores might be possible :D – check out their Lynx FAQ to find out more about this beautiful creature!

She Lynx and Ferns Purple Hue drawing by Georgie Watts
She Lynx and Ferns Purple Hue drawing by Georgie Watts

Moon Hare and the Violets

‘Moon Hare and the Violets’ is my illustration of a lady brown hare poking her elegant head out from behind beautiful violets and love hearts.

Fossil records suggest that Brown hares were introduced into Great Britain as early as 2000 BC, being brought along to our shores from Continental Europe by ancient tribes.

Moon Hare and the Violets by Georgie Watts
Moon Hare and the Violets by Georgie Watts

They are abundant in many parts of Great Britain, especially Norfolk and it is said that Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni who ruled all of Norfolk and parts of Suffolk, used to release hares from under her gown just before battle, either as a means of divination or as a means of making her opponents weaker – since some believed that killing a hare made people lose their strength!

Moon Hare and the Violets Illustrated Spiral Notebook
Moon Hare and the Violets Illustrated Spiral Notebook

Hares are a wonderful symbol of fertility and the Moon, strength and speed, but no matter their history and symbolism, I think they are absolutely beautiful and I am always fascinated when I happen to spot one leaping by!

Moon Hare and the Violets Illustrated Canvas Print
Moon Hare and the Violets Illustrated Canvas Print

Can’t Be Tamed

Can’t Be Tamed is an illustration I have been working on, featuring a female Grey Wolf with deep knowing eyes, looking out at you from beautiful fritillaries.

Can't Be Tamed Wolk Illustration by Georgie Watts
Can’t Be Tamed Wolk Illustration

Grey Wolves used to live in Great Britain until extensive hunting caused them to go extinct by the late 1600s.

You can buy this illustration as a print:

Can't Be Tamed Wolf Illustrated Canvas Prints, Framed Prints and individual Prints by Georgie Watts
Can’t Be Tamed Wolf Illustrated Canvas Prints, Framed Prints and individual Prints

or as functional items like make-up bags, laptop sleeves, spiral notebooks, travel mugs, cushions and more!

Can't Be Tamed Wolf Illustrated Laptop Sleeve by Georgie Watts
Can’t Be Tamed Wolf Illustrated Laptop Sleeve
Can't Be Tamed Wolf Illustrated Notebook by Georgie Watts
Can’t Be Tamed Wolf Illustrated Notebook
Can't Be Tamed Wolf Illustrated Make Up Bag by Georgie Watts
Can’t Be Tamed Wolf Illustrated Make Up Bag

Let’s Make It #Together- Smiley #hearts in #love #illustration

There comes a time in all relationships, when a couple’s commitment to each other becomes tested, often due to outside influences which put a strain on loving relationships.

My ‘Let’s Make It Together’ love heart drawing is especially for lovers who, despite facing difficulties, continue to believe in each other as individuals and continue to fight for each other, positively uniting against anything that dares get in love’s way!

I really hope you like it >>^ >>> here’s a few examples <<<

Lets Make It Together Smiley Love Hearts by Georgie Watts

Lets Make It Together Smiley Love Hearts Illustrated Canvas Print by Georgie Watts

Lets Make It Together Smiley Love Hearts Illustrated Drawstring Bag by Georgie Watts

Lets Make It Together Smiley Love Hearts Illustrated Shopper Bag by Georgie Watts

Lets Make It Together Smiley Love Hearts Illustrated Travel Mug by Georgie Watts

Lets Make It Together Smiley Love Hearts Illustrated Cushion by Georgie Watts

>>> CLICK HERE FOR MORE OPTIONS <<<

Keep Smiling Smiley Drawing for ‘Design a Wall Clock’ for Blik and Doodlers Anonymous

There’s currently a showcase competition for members of Doodlers Anonymous in partnership with Blik, makers of self adhesive wall art and home décor accessories.

Design a Wall Clock for Blik and Doodlers Anonymous - closes AUGUST 21st @ 3pm EST

It promises to be really eclectic because the theme is completely open – so it is entirely up to you what to submit – drawings, paintings, collage – just as long as it can be beautifully printed onto a clock, then it’s all systems go if you fancied submitting your own artwork.
Submissions are open until Friday 21st August – so why not give it a go?

Here’s my submsission:

My Keep Smiling Smiley Clock Submission to Blik and Doodlers Anonymous
My Keep Smiling Smiley Clock Submission to Blik and Doodlers Anonymous
Keep Smiling Smiley Illustration by Georgie Watts
Keep Smiling Smiley Illustration by Georgie Watts

Here are some other useful things with my cute smiley face drawing on >>^ >>> 100% GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU SMILE!!! <<< >>^

Keep Smiling Cute Smiley Illustrated Bag by Georgie Watts

Keep Smiling Cute Smiley Illustrated Cushion by Georgie Watts

>>> CLICK HERE FOR MORE OPTIONS <<< >>^

The Point Is…

I’ve been working lots in my sketchbook recently after having been in abit of a creative ‘funk’ (which I’m told is perfectly normal for us creative types!). I bought myself a nice fresh sketchbook to help with motivation, turned off the wifi and took my mind and my pencils for a walk.

Not being influenced by newsfeeds full of other people’s work, it wasn’t long before I felt like I was getting back into my stride and back to my way of seeing the world.

I had completely neglected to give myself enough time to work in my sketchbooks, previously seeing it as unimportant in comparison to churning out lots of work quickly for clients and/or to keep my work constantly updated on social media.

Having remembered how much it helps to have a regular away-from-the-computer sketchbook/logbook routine, I am now fitting it as part of my weekly work schedule as it is obviously essential – I have also slapped myself on the wrist of my non-drawing hand for forgetting this! >>^

My husband has been a great help, giving me (sometimes very) random suggestions to come up with illustrations for.
Also, I have found another great source if you are in an inspiration rut, Illustration Friday – it’s a great place to sign up to for weekly one-word suggestions which can help to unlock your imagination and get your creative juices flowing!…
>>^
…Which segues me quite nicely onto the whole point of this post…yes it was to talk about my idea for this week’s Illustration Friday suggestion: ‘Pointy’.

Initially, having ditched straight lines back in school for more organic shapes, I thought, ‘But I don’t DO pointy!’
and left it at that, choosing to move onto another piece in my sketchbook.

As I started drawing the other piece (a cute loved-up theme), I realised that of course ‘Pointy’ didn’t have to mean the lines or shapes had to be pointy, I could use the different meanings associated with that word to come up with something else!

So this is what I came up with… ‘The Point Is…’

The Point Is Illustration inspired by suggestion from the Illustration Friday blog
The Point Is Illustration inspired by suggestion from the Illustration Friday blog

I hope you like it – do take a look at the other submissions >>> HERE <<&lt; . I have made this illustration available >>> over at Redbubble <<< too >>^ have a good rest of your week everyone! >>^

The Point Is Illustrated Gorgeous Stuff by Georgie Watts
The Point Is Illustrated Gorgeous Stuff by Georgie Watts

The Point Is Illustrated Spiral Notebook by Georgie Watts

The Point Is Illustrated Sticker by Georgie Watts

The Point Is Illustrated Bagsby Georgie Watts

The Point Is Illustrated Cushion by Georgie Watts

The Point Is Illustrated iPad Cases and Skins by Georgie Watts

The Point Is Illustrated Samsung Galaxy Cases and Skins by Georgie Watts

The Point Is Illustrated IPhone Cases and Skins by Georgie Watts

The Point Is Illustrated Pencil Skirt by Georgie Watts

Happy New Home #handdrawn #illustrated #greetings

‘Happy New Home’ is a hand-drawn card I made for Megan and John to celebrate their moving into a lovely new home!
We all know that moving house can be both exciting and stressful, so I really wanted to show them how much we all care, wishing them well as they fly to their new nest and new future together!

I used my favourite chalk pens and fineliners to draw this cute smiley picture and used yellow for the bubble writing and a deep purple for the folky flowers! Naturally I wanted to include many, many, many pink hearts in this drawing! <3

Happy New Home Cute Purple Flowers by Georgie Watts WEB

The original is now on it’s merry way to join them but I have made the print version available for my loyal readers here >>>

‘Happy New Home! – Purple Cute Smiley Flowers’ is a range of high quality greetings cards and prints available for you to send to a loved one who has just moved home!
‘Happy New Home! – Purple Cute Smiley Flowers’ is a range of high quality greetings cards and prints available for you to send to a loved one who has just moved home!

I even have a range of prints available >>> HERE <<< if you would prefer to send something a little different to instantly brighten up the walls of a new home!

Happy New Home Cute Smiley Flowers Hand Drawn Illustrated Framed Prints by Georgie Watts
Happy New Home Cute Smiley Flowers Hand Drawn Illustrated Framed Prints by Georgie Watts

Family Is All You Need #cute #smiley #flowers #illustration

‘Family Is All You Need’ is a hand-made illustration I drew with my favourite bright chalk pens…

Family Is All You Need by Georgie Watts
A print of an original hand-made pen illustration featuring cute smiley flowers by Georgie Watts

Instead of making the bubble writing black, I decided to use a darkish brown which complemented the yellow of my large cute smiley yellow flower…

Family Is All You Need Cute Smiley Flowers Notebook by Georgie Watts
Family Is All You Need Cute Smiley Flowers Notebook by Georgie Watts

…giving this illustration a nice flowing retro feel overall :)

Family Is All You Need Illustration Print by Georgie Watts Framed Print
Ideal for a prominent wall in a family room in your home, this framed ‘Family Is All You Need’ print of a hand-made illustration full of love and smileyness :)

This illustration is available to you in a variety of print formats, notebooks/journals, greetings cards and ipad cases >>> CLICK HERE TO VIEW RANGE <<<

Brakes Off Breaks On! Prints, Tablet cases, Cards & Journals – #breaks #obsessed

‘You don’t have to worry about stopping yourself, just stick the funky breaks on and move!’ >>^

Here’s some smart tablet cases, prints and journals with my original ‘Brakes Off, Breaks On!’ slogan on them >>^

Brakes Off Breaks On slogan journal by Georgie Watts
Brakes Off Breaks On slogan journal by Georgie Watts
Brakes Off Breaks On slogan tablet cases by Georgie Watts
Brakes Off Breaks On slogan tablet cases by Georgie Watts
Brakes Off Breaks On slogan large bright canvas art print by Georgie Watts
Brakes Off Breaks On slogan large bright canvas art print by Georgie Watts
Brakes Off Breaks On slogan framed art prints by Georgie Watts
Brakes Off Breaks On slogan framed art prints by Georgie Watts
Brakes Off Breaks On slogan greetings card for the breaks obsessed by Georgie Watts
Brakes Off Breaks On slogan greetings card for the breaks obsessed! by Georgie Watts

‘Come’ #painting now #available

Really enjoyed painting this piece >>>

georgie watts painting #come - click on this picture to FB msg enqs. about this original artwork
georgie watts painting #come – click on this picture to FB msg enqs. about this original artwork

'Come' Painting by Georgie Watts
‘Come’ Painting by Georgie Watts

Here’s the sped up video of me painting it >>>

>>> CLICK HERE TO FACEBOOK MSG ENQS. ABOUT THE ARTWORK <<<

Music track on this video is called ‘Hyper!’ and can be previewed with links to buy > https://soundcloud.com/1georgiewatts/hyper-by-georgie-watts-180bpm