Artist Spotlight: Lucie Harwood

Every we week we enjoy getting to highlight one of our very talented doodlers! Today we are sharing more about Lucie Harwood aka @lucieharwood_illustration.

Please can you give us a brief little introduction about yourself?

Hi! My names Lucie, I’m an aspiring children’s book illustrator from a small town called Bognor Regis, a stones throw from Brighton for those of you that don’t know it! I’m currently studying a BA(Hons) degree in illustration and communication design at Brighton MET and I am loving every minute of it. I have always been a creative person but the last few years I have really began to find m style and my place in the world of illustration.

What inspires you?

I am inspired daily by those I follow on instagram, being a part of a creative community means that I am always challenged to push myself and take inspiration from those around me. I am also inspired by nature, animals and anything out of the ordinary. The more imaginative the better I think! Thats why I love the weird and wonderful prompts provided each week by FridayDoodleClub!

What is your favourite thing to draw?

I have a number of things I love to draw but in particular I love to draw people and animals. One of my favourite hobbies is developing characters and imagining the stories they could be apart of. I love drawing anything whimsical, something to make you smile.

What art goals do you have for this year?

I have so many goals I want to achieve the list is endless! But first of all I want to graduate with a top grade degree in illustration with a portfolio of work I am proud to show off. I also have an ongoing goal to be spotted by an agency as I want to share my talents with people all around the world. My lifelong dream would be to illustrate my own children’s book someday!

What techniques/supplies do you use?

I originally worked with a lot of traditional methods when drawing however since getting an iPad and an apple pencil I can’t be stopped. I am constantly mesmerized by what can be created digitally and Procreate is my favourite platform by far! I still like to use traditional materials when I can, in particular I love painting in watercolours and inks.

What advice would you give to another doodler/artist?

As someone who is still studying and hasn’t found my niche in the market just yet, I would say draw as much as possible and don’t be hard on yourself if something doesn’t go as you want it to right away. You can be your own worst critic and sometimes that’s okay, but don’t get fixated on finding your style straight off the bat. Inspiration is everywhere you look so don’t be afraid to experiment! As long as you enjoy what your creating that’s what’s important!

Where can people go to learn more about you or see more of your work?

You can check me out on Instagram and contact me via email! 

 Instagram: @lucieharwood_illustration 


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