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My Work // Willow Rosenberg of Buffy The Vampire Slayer | Watercolour & Pencil Portrait Illustration


Watercolour Fan Art Illustration of Willow Rosenberg, from Joss Whedon's supernatural TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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.

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It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, from a number of my wish list posts, that I’m more than a little bit of a nerd.

A4 Print of Watercolour Fan Art Illustration of Willow Rosenberg, from Joss Whedon's supernatural TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, by Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

A6 Print of Watercolour Fan Art Illustration of Willow Rosenberg, from Joss Whedon's supernatural TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, by Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

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.

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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).

Greeting Card of Watercolour Fan Art Illustration of Willow Rosenberg, from Joss Whedon's supernatural TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, with text "I'll always be your sidekick", by Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

Watercolour Fan Art Greeting Cards of Willow Rosenberg from Joss Whedon's Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard, from sci-fi epic Star Trek: The Next Generation

Watercolour Fan Art Greeting Cards of Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds from Joss Whedon's Firefly, and Usagi Tsukino from manga/anime Sailor Moon

Watercolour Fan Art Illustration of Willow Rosenberg from Joss Whedon's Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard, from sci-fi epic Star Trek: The Next Generation, Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds from Joss Whedon's Firefly, and Usagi Tsukino from manga/anime Sailor Moon, and Princess Bubblegum from cartoon Adventure Time

And like most of my products, you can also buy the Willow Rosenberg illustration on a number different products over on my Society6Redbubble and Art Rookie stores, from cushions and cards to mugs and rugs.



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Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

Hello, I'm Karen

I'm an illustrator & designer from the UK, producing my own products as well as custom illustration for clients, both big and small.

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