This week was a little slow in terms of creativity but I did do more planning then usual. I illustrated a set of tropical leaves, pinned some tropical flowers, created a quick pattern and set myself a loose content plan for the rest of the year.
A quote and a quick pattern
I found myself making a list of all the possible things I could illustrate which included so many things including florals, people, patterns, animals, food, lettering, buildings etc. It was exciting and overwhelming all at the same time so I decided to plan out when I was going to tackle them and what made the most sense. I figured it was best to map out the content dependant on the season so what I posted onto Instagram was relevant and therefore create better engagement with my current and potential followers. Another reason a plan could work is so that I have the content prepared instead of creating something last minute, which, is often the case, or even worse I just skip it completely.
I categorised my content in 4 major groups; plants, food, animals/characters, and finally observed holidays or occasions. I haven't included all my ideas as that could be too ambitious and was aiming to turn down the overwhelming feeling. Even the below can sometimes look too much as we are coming towards the end of summer which means theoretically I should be preparing/creating Autumn illustrations. Another thing to note is, I may not illustrate for the holidays mentioned or I may do some of which are not here. I am undecided on those. I have not been totally inclusive of all the cultures here - of which I want to be, so we shall see what I can manage. So many possibilities and only so much time and creative energy.
The plan is to weave in some lettering too but this guide should give me a direction of sorts and keep me relevant and an endless source of things to create, whether manually or digitally on my trusted iPad Pro.
Autumn wreath or bouquet
|Winter wreathes||Spring bulbs |
|Food||Citrus fruit||Root vegetables|
Seasonal cookies (gingerbread etc)
|Animals/ Characters||Jungle animals||Halloween characters||Christmas characters||Domestic animals|
|Summer bank holiday||Halloween|
|Chinese New Year|
Eid Al Fitr
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