Andy Davies

Introducing Andy Davies, featured artist from Mermaids Special (87) and Collection Women of the World (29).

Andy Davies creates colouring books filled with unique and intricate drawings, these books includes images of gorgeous women, mermaids, fantasy creatures and many more to create Andy's signature.

How long have you been illustrating and what made you start?
I have been illustrating since 2002 – I worked as a graphic illustrator for a company in the Netherlands. I started making colouring books during the first Covid lockdown as I had always wanted to make them. Because of my work as a tattoo artist, I didn’t have much time to work on my colouring book but the lockdown meant I had to close my shop for a period of time. This was for me the best time to work on my first colouring book.

Where do you get your inspiration?
I had my inspiration from Disney and some of the colouring books I bought from other great artists.

Where is your favourite place to illustrate?
My favourite place to draw is my office. I have my own small office in my home – one of my favourite things to do in there is painting. 

What are your illustrating/colouring material essentials?
I often sketch on paper and I use 2B to 6b drawing pencils. When it comes to colouring I use various combinations of Copic markers, acrylics, Posca, Prisma or Faber-Castell. When I finished my sketches for my colouring books I scan them and refine it digitally. 

What’s the piece of work that you’re most proud of or enjoyed doing the most?
I am very proud of my second colouring book ‘mermaids and centaurides’. At this moment I am working on a children’s story book with lots of drawings and stories. 

Artist's tip

When you colour with colouring pencils and you want to blend them nicely, don't press too hard with your pencil when applying layers. Let the colours blend gently over each other.

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