Chloe Butler
Lockdown Life


Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
I wanted to capture the mundane, everyday life of lockdown, I didn't want to make it pretty, I wanted to make it real. I've drawn perspectives from various locations in my home and wanted to include all the mess that people usually hide to the outside world - overflowing bins, dirty dishes, messy tables etc. I wanted to make a series of drawings that felt relatable to people.

How was the illustration used:
The intention of these illustrations was a personal exploration, I have considered making them into prints, but it is much more of a personal piece which I use in my portfolio.

How did you make this work:
Using digital illustration and painting I used references images to work from, developing sketches into bold realistic imagery and altering the colours as I went along.

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University of Westminster
Illustration and Visual Communication
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Chloe Butler is a Final Year Illustration and Visual Communication Student at The University of Westminster. She works in a variety of mediums, including digital art, acrylic paint and lino cutting. Her recent projects include a series of drawings looking at lockdown life, drawing people and their environment post lockdown, as well as writing children's book for her final university project.