Before I release a few new pieces, I wanted to do a flashback to one of my favourite pieces from my back-catalogue, and one of my all-time bestsellers.
A while back, as a way to practice drawing real-life people, I thought it would be fun to create a few fan art pieces. One of the first people I decided to draw was Willow Rosenberg from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. As someone who was a teenager in the late 90s and early 00s (I was around two years younger than the characters were), Buffy was one of the biggest shows of my youth, and I still love to watch it. Willow is probably the most popular character from the show, so she seemed to be the perfect candidate.
The practice worked out so well that I decided to pop A4 and A6 art prints up on my store, along with a greeting card version with an additional banner of text. Rather than just any old phrase, I thought it would be nice to match the lettering to Willow herself. As she is an eternal Buffy supporter, I though it would be nice to style this card as something you could give to a friend to tell them you’ll always be there to support them.
And so far this little practice-turned-product has worked so well on my stores. So much so that I decided to continue on and create a little fan art line of art prints and greeting cards to go along with her. Currently she is joined by; fellow Joss Whedon creation Malcolm ‘Mal’ Reynolds from the short-lived sci-fi/western classic Firefly; Captain Jean-Luc Picard from the epic Star Trek: The Next Generation (my all-time favourite show as a kid); Usagi Tsukino from the manga/anime Sailor Moon; and Princess Bubblegum from the animated show Adventure Time (though she still needs the greeting card treatment).
And like most of my products, you can also buy the Willow Rosenberg illustration on a number different products over on my Society6, Redbubble and Art Rookie stores, from cushions and cards to mugs and rugs.