Johanna Basford's sabbatical diary, week 12: How to draw 200 animals

Digital Arts | 26 March 13

Johanna's spent the week working through a list of 200 creatures for a super-sized Wonderbeasts artwork.

Johanna Basford is on a four-month sabbatical from paid work to concentrate on making herself a better artist, illustrator and all-round creative person.

Every week Johanna aims to publish a diary entry, which we'll be running on Digital Arts so you can follow the ups and downs – hopefully mainly ups – as she pushes her creativity and vision into new areas.

If you've missed any of the previous entries, you can find all of them here.

Week 12

This week has been all about Wonderbeasts, my co-creation Kickstarter project.

I’ve been drawing your suggestions, working my way through the list of 200 creatures that will make up this super-sized piece.

So, for one week only, I’ll leave the pictures to tell the story.

Finally, a quick Pupdate. The Studio Pup has grown!


Joseph Hilliman said: Truly amazing details. Can't wait for your next post!

mark said: Awesome!! Great job, Keep it up