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Hi, my name is Lauren Downing and I graduated with a BA in philosophy in 2016, but my real passion has always been drawing and telling stories. I love to tell character-driven narratives centred around the everyday, and am always having the most fun when I'm 'playing' with my characters in the sketchbook! I am excited by the ways in which I can capture familiar (and sometimes amusing!) moments in different formats, including wimmel books, comics and picturebooks. I love to use a limited colour palette, sometimes utilising printmaking techniques to combine and overlay brighter colours. I also love observational drawing, and often find interactions and characters from the real world crop up in my work.

 Detail from 'A Day in Wimmel City' - Wimmel Picturebook

Detail from 'A Day in Wimmel City' - Wimmel Picturebook

 Characters 'A Day in Wimmel City'

Characters 'A Day in Wimmel City'

 Selection of character studies

Selection of character studies

 Endpapers 

Endpapers