Having been really busy with freelance work for the last couple of months or so I haven’t had any spare time to work on any illustrations for myself, so I have decided it’s time for me to take a break from it for a while and work on some personal illustrations just for me. I may add this one to my portfolio at iStock but I didn’t draw it for that purpose so I’m not at all certain I will do that.

I think I may be missing the sea a bit. Being a full time carer for my mother who has had Alzheimer’s for almost 10 years now I haven’t been able to get away much over the last few years and so I am very much craving wide open spaces and in particular the sea.

The illustration was drawn entirely in Illustrator and I used several transparencies on her hair and round her eyes to soften the effect.