Sofie Seyah Illustration

The ocean is my life. It always has been. I've been in and around water for as long as I remember. I've spent years as a marine scientist but I'm also an illustrator. My passion for the ocean encompasses science and art - bring to life the colourful characters that I've met beneath the surface.

I like to capture the things that interest and inspire me in my own little way. I usually start with an image (photos, books or the good old internet) or object (such as my collection of shells) and work from there. I generally have a concept in my mind of what I want to produce but it always evolves and never turns out quite how I imagine.

I'm a self-taught illustrator but have drawn and painted since I was a child, and it's always been a favourite pastime of mine. I tend to work with Pigma ink pens, pigment ink, watercolour and graphite pencil. I have a real love/hate relationship with watercolour. I love its unpredictability and incredible textures it can create, but this unpredictability can also be a hindrance. I've learnt to embrace my mistakes and have given up on my perception of perfection and to go with the flow.

Appearing at Upcoming Markets

Twilight at Yagan Square - October
Oct. 5, 2018 at Yagan Square

Previous Appearances

February 2018
Feb. 25, 2018 at Heathcote Cultural Precinct Applecross
5th November 2017 Applecross Market
Nov. 5, 2017 at Heathcote Cultural Precinct