Verity Thompson (Sketchy)
Tiger with balloon
I make colourful illustrations that I hope will raise a smile, and quirky, slightly off-beat characters that I hope people can relate to.
I also try to raise awareness of environmental issues through my work. I’ve created images for a number of local and national organisations that support sustainability and nature connection, and through my social media posts I seek to celebrate the natural world and highlight conservation issues - in a light-hearted way.
My main inspiration is my love of the natural world, and wanting to share this with others as a way to promote sustainability, happiness and humour.
Mostly I use ink and watercolour, sometimes with a scribble of pencil or pastel too. I aim to use the paint in quite a loose and flowing way, and I enjoy using vibrant colours for my cartoons and characters. When it comes to my more sensible pictures (for educational and environmental commissions), I take a more naturalistic approach to colour and form, whilst still trying to capture a sense of lightness and vibrancy.