Exquisitely detailed doodles.... Meet Sarah
Hello, I'm Sarah (and the Illustrator behind Doodleicious)
What is the scariest thing to do?... I think it's to leave your comfort zone, your regular salary, your safe life and embark (or rather free fall) on a totally new path in life!
That's exactly what I have just done, but do you know what? I simply couldn't get to the end of my life and regret not taking the plunge and following a dream that I have had since childhood.
I booked a trade stand at the NEC Spring Fair in 2017 with around 40 Greeting card designs and am now selling to shops in the UK, USA and Switzerland, with the numbers growing each week. I went full time with Doodleicious Art Ltd at the beginning of January 2018 and to date I have well over 300 designs in my Collection that are available as Greeting cards, prints and other gifts.
Doodleicious designs are now sold into over 200 shops in the UK, with prestigious Accounts such as Kew Gardens and the RSPB.
My degree was in Textiles Design, specialising in embroidery and loving intricate detail. I have always lost myself doodling with swirls or tiny flowers and this continues to this day.
My Inspiration comes from natural form, patterns, colour and contrast in nature.
I create depth by altering the scale and colour of my pattern within form. The designs start out in the sketchbook and I use a the finest fine liner pen I can find to draw out the detail in the particular design. I then use Watercolour pencils to find the perfect balance of colour.
There's not enough time in the day sometimes as I'm bursting with ideas... and in a world full of deadlines, dashing around & constant pressure, drawing is one way in which I can lose myself and experience another place and 'flow'. ( .. now I''m doing this full time though.. so don't quote me on that!)
Please don't hesitate to contact me for bespoke work or commissions. I do have some original illustrations for sale and limited edition prints available.