For years I’ve preferred to use a little painting for my social media profile pictures than a photo. Mostly because I’m not a huge fan of being photographed, but also because it makes sense as you can see my illustration style at a glance. I’d been using my old portrait for a couple of years since I became serious about persuing an illustration career but I’ve been feeling lately that it needed an update. My style has changed lots over that time, and I wanted something that more accurately represents me now. Plus it was a chance to draw Gertie, who’s sitting next to me as I type. She’s such an attention seeker, so she’s very glad to be involved! Here’s the icon that will appear on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well as my website.