Hello there! Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hello! I'm Yee and I'm a freelance illustrator. I graduated from Falmouth a few years ago. Towards the end of my A Levels there was a 50/50 chance I could have gone down the more straightforward path of studying maths at university but I decided drawing and a creative route was more enjoyable. I was not wrong! :)
What are you currently working on right now?
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
Hopefully doing my freelance illustration full-time from a beach hut in Hawaii?? Haha, I don't know really! :) I think it's important to have a rough idea of where you want to be in life but I don't like to think too far ahead. You end up worrying about things that haven't actually happened yet! I think I definitely want to be making my living from my illustration in 10 years time that's for sure.
What drew you to illustration?
My sister and I used to spend most of our time doing creative things. Mainly drawing. My mum used to say that we were working our way through a few forests' worth of trees in paper! I found some of my old school exercise books from when I was in primary school and I think that even as early as then I already had the drawing bug. I think I have just always been more of a pictures/visual person rather than a literary one. I can't write for toffee.
Would you mind sharing a little about your creative process with us?
I like to spend most of my time thinking through ideas and doodling little thumbnails. Once I've got the idea down I normally have a good idea of what kinds of colours I'll use so it's just a case of drawing out a bigger rough in pencil, scanning it onto the computer and then doing all the technical bits using a combination of Photoshop and Illustrator. Sometimes, if I've been working on an image for a long time, I like to wander off for a tea break and come back to it. Time away from the screen makes it easier to decide whether it is finished or whether it needs some minor tweaking.
Where are you located?
I am currently pottering away in the north west of England, in the grand ol' city of Manchester. It rains a lot - but you get used to it.