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Dive Down: Drawings from the Deep launch

Posted on: June 21st, 2015 by samdrawsthings No Comments

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Happy summer solstice!  I’m launching a new project that I am really excited about…

Dive Down: Drawings from the Deep is a very personal story.  I drew my way out of a difficult time and the drawings evolved into a book, which I am sharing to help and inspire others.

Today I start serialising the story via social media, with exciting plans coming up for other ways to share the book in physical and digital form.

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You can find out more on the Dive Down project page here.

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Based partly on Buddhist principles, Dive Down is a story about deep sea diving into the internal sea of our fears and anxieties – somewhere we tend to not want to look.  Through reading lots of books and meditating, I noticed where I was trying to move away from things that hurt me – distracting myself, hoping for something to make me feel better, when really it was that endless searching was the causing me the most pain.

The project became a collaboration between two Sams – Sam Attenborough, a mentor and co-founder of Birdsong Charity Consulting added the words after the visual story was complete.

With a list of resources for further support included at the end of the tale and an inspiring Spotify playlist to accompany the book, we intend for Dive Down to be enjoyed by a range of people and shared further, to encourage other deep sea divers find their courage, take a deep breath, and dive into their own oceans to find calmness.

Follow me on Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook or Google+ and watch out for a picture a day, followed by some special announcements and news about where the project is going next and how you can get involved.

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[nature’s footnote] illustrations

Posted on: January 20th, 2014 by samdrawsthings 1 Comment

Author Jules Howard has decided to do some rebranding for his blog [nature’s footnote] in preparation for the publication of his book later in the year, which will feature the illustrations I’m working on at the moment.  He’s going to be blogging about some of the stories, characters and animals he came across whilst writing Sex on Earth, as well as continuing his political observations and reviews of conservation actions and natural history programmes.

We’ve started with a new banner, and then some of my pen and ink animal illustrations to go with the differently themed articles he writes.

For inspiration, I was thinking about the idea of footnotes – how they appear at the bottom of the page and contain details and extra information, and linking that to different natural habitats and the little creatures that live at the bottom things, like the sea bed or the forest floor.

The new under the sea banner featuring a star fish and a hag fish is below, and you can find Jules’s blog here.

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