Michelle always thought of taking something ordinary in life and making it more “fantastical”.

She did a doodle drawing the one day of an octopus hanging over the Nelson Mandela Bridge and decided to venture on with the concept. It was told to her that drawing such a creature, could possibly symbolize her “spirit animal “, allowing herself to learn other aspects of her life. Timing was amazing as she started sketching the creature just before the idea of travelling  popped into her mind. Seeing the immense details in an octopus as well as coral just amazed her , so she decided to take it further to create this series. Her preferred mediums are black ink pen, graphite pencil and watercolour paint. She likes the originality of hand-drawn artworks . She loves monochrome. It allows for the detailed hand drawings to speak for themselves.

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Michelle Clair