Lily Snowden-Fine’s surname mirrors her fine, fine illustration work. A second year student at OCAD university in Toronto, the illustrator has developed a charming portfolio of heart-warming and pleasant drawings. As an artist, Lily also “moves between paintings, jewellery, animation and reheating tea several times before remembering to drink it all”.
Lily’s style is honest; each of the illustrations on her website are refined but still appear as if they could have been scanned straight from her sketchbook. A consistent medium used throughout Lily’s work is colourful sketches, with pencil marks layered on top of one another to add texture to her pieces.
This is a technique best demonstrated in Parasite an illustration that intermixes monochrome pencil sketches against a saturated pink background that the illustrator balances delicately with tiny characters exploring a playground. Another, The Painter pushes Lily’s capabilities further, using a mix of mediums painting on top of an image to add context and hilarity. Lily is an illustrator who creates sweet work with thoughtful tendencies that ultimately make for a clever portfolio.
About the Author
Lucy joined It’s Nice That as an editorial assistant in July 2016 after graduating from Chelsea College of Art. In October 2016 she became a staff writer on the editorial team and in January 2019 was made It’s Nice That’s deputy editor. Feel free to get in contact with Lucy about new and upcoming creative projects or editorial ideas for the site.