My name's Tilly aka Running For Crayons. I am a full time illustrator from Brighton, UK. My work in predominately character based, with a touch of humour. By day I work on commissions, by night I work on personal work, adding to my 'made up friends'.
I usually start off sketching with a HB pencil in my sketchbook and then once I have honed in my ideas I’ll pick up my Staedtler pens (0.05, 0.1 and 0.2 are my choice of nibs) and draw the final ink on a layout pad, create some textures with colouring pencils and anything that makes a nice texture, then scan and finally digitally finish off on the Mac.
Ideal work environment
Where I am now, my studio is a stone's throw from the sea where I share the space with four other talented graphic designers/illustrators. It's a friendly inspiring space filled with books and prints. Most importantly, I'm in charge of the music.
The colourful and often eccentric characters that inhabit this particularly diverse corner of England often make me want to start drawing. I also get hugely inspired by travelling and taking time out. I went to Nepal, India and Japan a while ago and those memories and photos still give me great ideas.
The folks I share a studio with; Tonwen Jones and Big A Band are a constant inspiration. I also really like Tuesday Bassen, Laura Carlin and Kaye Blegvad, I'm currently swooning over her ceramics and jewellery.