Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Amelia's Colourful Colouring Companion & Interview!

My work has been chosen to appear in Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion (#ameliasccc) - an adult colouring book, which is the latest project by publisher Amelia Gregory of Amelia's Magazine!

Amelia Gregory with my contribution to the book!

The book is currently in its funding stage on Kickstarter - to pre-order a copy (early birds get an amazing deal!), please fund the project here! Below is a video with more details of the magazine.

The artwork I created is exclusive to this book, so to see it in detail please do order a copy! You won't be disappointed - Amelia's Mag really is one of the best out there :) I did an exclusive interview with Amelia, which can be read here!

Soph x

Thursday, 17 September 2015

3D Printed Pugtato!

Recently, I was contacted by Eric Ho on Twitter - a 3D designer for Shapeways, which is a wesbsite that creates bespoke 3D printed sculptures. He asked if I would like to collaborate with him to create a 3D printed Pugtato! Of course I said yes - and it's been really exciting to see my original illustration become a physical, three-dimensional object! 3D printing really is the future :D

Pugtato is now available to buy here.

Eric kindly sent me a Pugtato all of my very own, and I can confirm that it is a really magical little object! It's printed in full-colour sandstone, with a slightly rough texture. It really does just look like a Pugtato should, and just has so much personality sitting on my shelf.

I just adore it, and hope I can collaborate with Eric in the future to re-create more of my characters as physical sculptures! Read more about the collaboration here on, and here on the Shapeways blog.

Soph x

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Animal Friend Gallery Winners!

I had a huuuuuuge response for the #AnimalFriendGallery - so thankyou so much to everyone who entered! You can see all the entries on Facebook here.

But somehow, I had to pick three winners. That was literally impossible, so I picked four. They are below, in no specific order, with my version of their artwork next to the original work, and why I chose their artwork to win! Hope you like :)

@meandnorman on Instagram ~

I picked this illustration by Steph Simpson as I was utterly charmed by it! I do a lot of pet portraits through my Etsy shop, and it was lovely an refreshing to see such an original pose for a cat to be in. So expressive, and filled with character! Also, those paws. I couldn't say no to those paws, and I wanted to draw this cat (who is named Mowie) for myself.

@ruthybop on Instagram ~

Again, I chose this illustration by Ruthy Sinclair because of its charming qualities! I loved the fact that the portrait was of her friend's hamster (named Alvin), and thought it was quite sweet that she'd taken the time to draw him. The story behind it was just too lovely. I also really liked the colour palette, and the floral frame around the little cutie. Very simple, but with a meaning, and quite a special image. It's a drawing a really wanted to try out myself, and was very glad I did! I love a good floral frame, and will be using them more often from now on.

@my_colourfulstuff on Instagram ~

 Despite it being very simple, and quite naive, I bloody loved this entry by Ancilla Mathilda. First of all, the pun made me chuckle on my birthday (it's a bird wishing my dreams will come twoo... how could I resist?), and second, you can clearly see how much of a friend these animals are to Ancilla. She clearly loves her budgies to bits, which struck a chord with me a bit, as I had budgies I loved when I was younger, and to be honest I'm still a bit silly over Tilly these days. I also loved how Skypy (blue budgie) is looking at Sunny (yellow budgie). Not sure why, it just sort of made me chuckle even more. Cuuuute!

And finally, @gabi.rau on Instagram ~

Again, I could clearly see Gabi Rau's love for her cockatiel (Polentinha) in her illustration. I loved how colourful it was, and thought replicating the image might be a bit of a challenge for me, as I haven't done backgrounds for so long! Overall I just thought it was a very pretty and sincere entry. And of course, I do have a soft spot for cockatiels... Gabi even sent me this cute photo of Polentinha when she found out she'd won! ~

Glad to have made a cockatiel happy.

Thanks for stopping by! :)
Soph x

Monday, 10 August 2015


For the last 2 years for my birthday (Aug 16th), I put a call out online for people to make and show me as many pieces of axolotl art as possible. This year, I decided to make the project bigger & more inclusive...

Please join in, be creative, and share :) All artwork will feature on my social media accounts for all to see, and there's original art to be won!

I've had a few people submit their artwork already, which is really exciting and promising! But I'd really like to see the majority on the 16th. It's a good way to get your work seen if you're an artist, and more importantly, is an excuse to draw your animal friends! Really can't wait to pick the winners!!

Soph x

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Redbubble Featured Artist Interview

I was asked by Redbubble to do a little interview with them!

Here's the super-lovely introduction they wrote about me ~
"Sophie Corrigan, a U.K. native, earned a first-class Illustration degree from the University of Central Lancashire. She’s at the beginning of an already successful freelance career, specializing in work that reveals the sweetness in both natural and supernatural worlds.
An appreciation of nature is peppered throughout Corrigan’s work. Dancing bears, musical foxes, elephants, dinosaurs, and canines are illustrated with slight, sketchy lines and light, solid colors. Eyes are tiny dots, backgrounds are sparsely detailed, and there’s often a sly smirk to be found on each of her subjects.
As our latest featured artist, Corrigan recently spoke to us about her elegant illustrations, her light and airy palette, her love of animals, and her carefully considered work ethic."

Please visit their blog here to read my interview in full :)

Soph x

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Boomf's 'Art of the Mallow' Competition!

My sister Katie was selected as a finalist for the Boomf 'Art of the Mallow' competition!

(Katie's second from the right!)

We made our way to London yesterday to Boomf HQ, where we met the whole Boomf team (including James Middleton and Andy Bell the CEOs)! I was amazed that Andy recognized us right away, and most of the team knew me from my work with them, which was lovely and quite unexpected. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating, and it was great to finally put names to faces and get some insight into how they work. Sandwiches and snacks were provided, and I chatted to the other lovely finalists while the judges deliberated (the judges being James, fellow Boomf designer Veronica Dearly, and Mr Moonpig himself - Nick Jenkins), and it was great because as I wasn't presenting to the judges, I didn't have to die from nerves! (The finalists handled that exceptionally well, might I add).

Sadly Katie didn't win, but we had a marvelous day, and Izzy Burton was a very worthy winner! Sandwiches and Pimms were enjoyed on the HQ rooftop, overlooking the gorgeous London skyline, while I met and chatted to some great and inspiring people. There were piles of adorable printed marshmallows everywhere, and the sun was shining! The five finalists were all amazing in their own right, and each one went away with a balloon and treat-filled goody bag - and also the prospect of maybe working with Boomf in the future.

Thanks so much again to everyone who voted for Katie - we both really appreciate your support! :)

You can buy my designs on Boomf here (Izzy's great designs will be available soon too!) and you can read more about the event on Boomf's blog here.

Soph x

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Boomf ~ Magical Mallows!

My work is now available in tasty marshmallow form via Boomf!!

Boomf create lovely, squishy marshmallows personalised with your own images. I'd heard about them earlier in the year around Valentine's Day, when I saw their little TV ad, and I thought, 'wow, that's a reaaalllly cute idea!' Since looking into the company more, I discovered they also have a stall at Selfridges in London, and are posting out their little mallows worldwide. So I was blown away to receive an email from them asking if I'd like to collaborate with them - and have my work on marshmallows... Of course I would!!

They were kind enough to send me a few boxes of samples with my work on them, and none of them have been eaten yet because they're way too cute to look at (I've heard hearsay that they're very yummy, though). Here are some photos (most of which I found via Instagram) - you can order your own Boomf here, and my designs are available under the 'messages' section'!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Soph x

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Chester Zoo Sketches

I went to Chester Zoo recently for (what I think was) the first time ever!

It was brilliant. As soon as you enter you get to see a bunch of elephants, and even a baby flump. Once I'd seen that, everything else was really just a bonus! I especially loved the butterfly house - I'd been dying to go to one for a long time, as I used to love going in them on holidays when I was little! It was also great to see Oakfield House, as I enjoyed last year's BBC series 'Our Zoo' maybe a little too much.

But yes. It was a magical day, and want to go again at some point! We were there for eight hours I think and hadn't managed to see it all. We had to rush through the gift shop, which was a shame really as it was BRILLIANT. Of course I managed to buy a small wooden flump (amongst other things) though :) Here's a few sketches from photos I took on the day. Hope you like them! ~

Soph x

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

New Etsy Cards!

Just a quick post to say there's a bunch of new lovely-quality cards now available in my Etsy shop!

Hope you like them :)

Also, I finished this Tweethearts illustration today - I'm thinking I might order some cards of it next time I'm ordering!

 Let me know if there's any designs in particular you'd like to see in my shop - I sell cards on various websites but my Etsy cards are always the best quality and on frame-able watercolour-type paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

Soph x

Monday, 11 May 2015

Nocturnal Animals Project with Class 4!

I was contacted the other day by a lovely primary school teacher named Marion. She was researching artists for her class (Class 4 from Greatstone Primary School in Kent - all age 6 at minute) to study within their 'nocturnal animals' project, and asked if they could ask me some questions about my Nocturnal Animals of the Forest illustration ~

Of course, I was completely flattered and thought it was the cutest idea ever, so I agreed. The questions were brill - they ranged from 'how long have you been drawing?' and 'what were your best lessons at school?' to even more delightful ones; 'are those possums or badgers in your drawing?' and 'how did you draw bats upside down?', which I was more than happy to answer.

Also, to my surprise, they children spent an hour of their day drawing using white pencil on black sugar paper, in my style! I was taken aback by how great their drawings were - I think there's certainly some budding illustrators in Class 4 (thanks again guys, you really made my day!)

I was a little overwhelmed to see they'd even made a display featuring a photo of me and my original artwork. Just lovely! Hope you like the photos :)

Soph x