illustration

Dedicated Practice with Gareth Fouche

Many of us have hope to improve our art, challenge ourselves, and take our creativity to the next level, but few take the plunge and actually do the hard daily graft it requires. Durban-based games developer and programmer, Gareth Fouche, bit the bullet and drew something every day for a year in an effort to master the art of illustration! In this interview I chat to him about what that process was like, about daily sharing your work online and what he learned about himself along the way.

Flexing Your Creative Muscles with Fathima Kathrada

I chatted to Durban-based illustrator, hand-lettererer and graphic designer Fathima Kathrada about the way she's strategically used 30 day challenges to stretch her creative capacity, to hone her craft and to overcome things some of things we all struggle with, like procrastination. 

A month of animal illustration with Christine Bernard

Christine Bernard, writer and designer at Flat White Concepts, constantly sets challenges for herself, from yoga to no sugar, to going gluten-free. In this interview though she shares more about her 30 day #animalaugust challenge where she illustrated her way through the alphabet and ended up with a collection of quirky characters. 

Following Your Nose With Elizabeth Sparg

I'm chatting to writers, painters, poets, illustrators, musicians (and more) about their experience of taking part in a creative challenge. Last week I spoke to Amy about her 365 etching project (you can read her interview over here), and this week I had a wonderful interview with Durban based creative, Liz Sparg, about creative community, newness, illustration and following your nose.