As Johanna's four-month break from commissions comes to an end, she launches her Wonderbeasts show at DCA in Dundee.
Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who prefers pens and pencils to pixels.
She creates intricate, hand drawn illustrations predominately, although not exclusively, in black and white.
Johanna graduated in 2005 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee with my degree in Printed Textiles and a portfolio stuffed with monochrome silk screen prints and drawings. Following that, she set-up her studio and began on her mission to vanquish the vector and champion the (wobbly) hand drawn line.
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Thia week Johanna's preparing to embark on her big show – but not everything's going to plan.
Johanna’s sabbatical has been going so well that when it was time for her to fail, it came in waves.
Johanna's spent the week working through a list of 200 creatures for a super-sized Wonderbeasts artwork.
Johanna's spent the week finding out how to win friends and influence people – by being nice.
Johanna's just finished her first Kickstarter project. Did she successfully hit her target?
This week Johanna discovers that digital printing is better for producing larger-scale artwork projects than screenprinting.
This week has seen Johanna launch her first Kickstarter project, Wonderbeasts.
Seven weeks in and the thing Johanna has been dreading the most has happened.
Over the past fortnight, Johanna has failed at multi-tasking but succeeded at tattooing a dog.
This week's diary features some early starts, a confused pup and a cuckoo-clock workshop.
This week's diary features Japanese calligraphy, a heck of a mess, more trees and a nude photo.
Fuelled by a potent mix of Berrocca, caffeine and nervous adrenaline, the illustrator has drawn a forest and bought a boat.
It's been a funny first week: funny peculiar, not funny ha-ha. After months of build-up, January finally arrived and...