Cramptonator

On a Cosmic Colouring Quest

Cardigan, Wales

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Last updated on 26 Mar, 2021

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Alex Crampton

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On Etsy since 2021

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF CRAMPTONIA

Hello!

I am a self-taught illustrator, having drawn things all my life.

As a kid, I was Inspired by Quentin Blake, pretty much everything Jim Henson has been involved with, and other things of a darkly fantastical twist. I remember drawing a pretty decent bear, aged 5.

I found myself picking up my pencil and drawing things with greater intensity over lockdown, as moths, ladybirds and bits of moss started presenting themselves, asking to be drawn as they whispered me messages

Nature came to the rescue when my world fell apart. My illustrations are the give back - celebrations of the spirit I feel radiating out of nature, and the mind-bending discovery that the cosmos has to offer.

Navigating through chaos and finding flow is what led me to create my 'hacks' - tools to grasp onto things when the mind and memory feels like a slippery fish. Self-care, self-healing (and, so, collective healing) is the name of my game.

Knowledge is power. Searching for truth is what brought the Colouring In Quests into being - things make sense when I draw them. By colouring them in, you become co-creative voyagers with me, and by getting creative with them, I hope they take on more sense for you.

My favourite materials are pencil and paper, drawing everything by hand, in the big Real Life World. I'm currently experimenting with dip pens, shifting away from disposable, chemical-based materials to instead embrace the world of natural pigments and inks. And pens made out of bits-of-tree.

I scan the artwork in, digitally edit it, and create a jpeg that you can download and print as many times as you need. Because - if you're like me - it's rare to get it right first time.

It takes practice to become a Jedi Master.

Go forth!!

Print, colour - and conquer!

Alx

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  • Alex Crampton

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    I love drawing things. Drawing the inspiration around me - and I hope my drawings inspire you. I've drawn things all my life, and am a self-taught illustrator (I'm still learning!) As well as drawing, I love improvising, performing and facilitating

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