Viva La Frida! A Blooming Vibrant Portrait

Here’s a little sneak peek at me creating a new portrait design in my sketchbook. I decided to paint Frida Kahlo as part of my tropical collection. This will be part of a series of portraits featuring my favourite painters, each accompanied by a coordinating pattern. I think these will make a really cool stationery collection for designers and art lovers like myself.

I began by sketching a loose portrait and placement for the giant balloons. Followed by inking the main border and Frida herself. I decided to sketch a little more detail in the background before using acrylic inks to paint in the flora and fauna.

© Natalie Williamson

© Natalie Williamson

That’s all for now, I have to get back to my Surtex preparations, NOT LONG TO GO NOW! If you don’t know already (I don’t know how - I do keep mentioning it), I will be exhibiting this May and you can find me in booth 244. It would be lovely to see you :)