Friday, September 4, 2009

Remembering how to draw - Rebecca Horwood

You might be familiar with the Design for Mankind banner but do you know the creative soul behind it? If you do, you can go gaga over her work once again. If you don’t, let me introduce you to the talented UK-based illustrator, Rebecca Horwood.

As I’m typing this, I wanted to put into words what it was that I love about Rebecca’s work. I thought about the illustrations/art works I’ve obsessed over here. The similarity that emerges across them is that they are simple (often cute, of course) AND while being drawn by sturdy and creative hands, they are reminiscent of children’s drawings. There’s a certain innocence and carefree attitude that Rebecca’s work exude. Didn’t we all used to work our pens however we wanted them? Drawing/doodling/painting was a creative process that held no boundaries. It allowed for sheer unleashing of expression. This was until society came along and told us what was the “correct” way to draw.

Smitten, aren’t you?

Enjoy your first September weekend! I can’t believe it’s 4 months to my wedding!

[images: Rebecca Horwood]


  1. Such cute gorgeous lovely work! I love them too lots. Ahhh im inspired to doodle now. :) Time sure passes pretty fast huh...and that means i have only a few months left to complete your wedding gifts! Gotta work harder! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!


  2. Oh. My. Goodness!
    Smitten is an understatement!
    Speechless more like it.
    Love, love, love her work!
    (too many exclamation marks huh?!)

  3. the illustrations are so sweet!


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