Danyelle Lakin is the creator of the project ‘Commitment’ which is shortlisted in the WIA2021 New Talent Editorial Category sponsored by Procreate.

Find out more about this shortlisted project:

What’s your favourite thing about your shortlisted project?

The disparity between the light-hearted, absurd subject matter and the carefully considered, highly detailed execution makes me smile. The final image looks like a severe, highly detailed lithograph whose seriousness emphasizes the concept’s silliness and adds to the punchline.

What materials did you use?

Scratchboard and a stylus

How long did it take to complete your project?

Approximately 20hrs

Why did you choose to enter this work?

This work personifies my M.O. in illustration: Humor and the love of a good narrative.

What are your plans for the future?

Finish my MA in Illustration next year and focus in conceptual illustration and fine art.

What is your dream commission?

The New Yorker cover

What is your best tip for other illustrators?

Be brave.

What’s your favourite thing to draw?

People, especially the wonderfully imperfect.