May 2nd 2014 is the eighteenth birthday of my daughter Hannah. Back in September I posted a compilation of illustrations and portraits of Abigail, which I’d put together for her birthday card. So obviously I’ve done the same for Hannah.
Hannah’s archive starts when she was about 4 years old, I didn’t start drawing people until then. When she was 7-ish, I got a commission to illustrate a children’s book series, and she just happened to fit the description of the main character. This character had the ability to fly, summon fire and become invisible, whilst saving wounded animals and solving mysteries of nature with her friends, (which were her best school friends at the time). We had great fun working out ways to set up poses that I could use a references for dramatic scenes where she was falling from the sky or busting into flames!!! Consequently I have about 300 sketches and illustrations which she modelled for.
In 2009 I won the West Lancs Open Peoples Prize with a large drawing of her.
Time for a new one before she leaves for university. Happy Birthday Hannah!