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Lucy Rose Turner

BA (Hons) Illustration
Graduated 2020

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Tell us about what you've been up to since leaving Solent.

I have been a freelance illustrator for three years, during which time I have illustrated two children's books and am currently working on my third. I also run my own online small business where I illustrate and press my own products such as bottles, mugs, cushions and tote bags.

What do you enjoy most about being an illustrator?

The thing I enjoy the most about being a children's book illustrator is creating different and unique characters, then exploring who they are within and outside the story - their likes and dislikes, and their characteristics and morals. I then enjoy forming a visual space around them, creating their day-to-day objects, pets and world.

One of the highlights of my career so far is seeing my illustrated book published.

What's your favourite Solent memory?

My favourite memory of studying at Solent is the many evening showcases where the art and design subjects got together to present work or to celebrate holidays such as Halloween or Christmas. It was such fun to spend time outside of the taught lesson with my friends and lecturers.

What advice would you give to those wanting to follow in your footsteps?

My advice to anyone who wants to follow in my footsteps is to not compare yourself to others who have more experience than you, and to take time to explore your style and have fun with your art.