Caroline-Miekina

Caroline Miekina

Illustrator and designer using both traditional and digital techniques

Knaresborough

About

In my many long years of illustrating I’ve worked on everything from Smarties selection boxes to operative technique for surgeons. It’s been a very interesting career path.

I’m also senior lecturer on the MA in Creative Practice and Foundation Degrees in Art, and Graphics and Illustration courses at Harrogate College and Senior
Interpretive Designer with JANVS|VIDAR working on museums and heritage projects at home and overseas.

My personal creative interest is in the local history and environment of Knaresborough particularly the enchanting woods at Birkham on the banks of the Nidd. I love to spend time there sketching the changing moods of the woodland over the seasons and becoming absorbed in the detail of natural forms.

I began illustrating and designing in the days when we illustrators and designers drew with pens and pencils and coloured in with markers, paint and crayons. After taking the digital leap I now enjoy mixing the traditional with the digital and getting the best of both worlds.

I like a lot of variety in my commercial work and I enjoy working in a variety of styles using a variety of media for a variety of clients needing a variety of outcomes.

Ursula’s children - Caroline Miekina
Caroline-Miekina

Caroline Miekina

Illustrator and designer using both traditional and digital techniques

Knaresborough

About

In my many long years of illustrating I’ve worked on everything from Smarties selection boxes to operative technique for surgeons. It’s been a very interesting career path.

I’m also senior lecturer on the MA in Creative Practice and Foundation Degrees in Art, and Graphics and Illustration courses at Harrogate College and Senior
Interpretive Designer with JANVS|VIDAR working on museums and heritage projects at home and overseas.

My personal creative interest is in the local history and environment of Knaresborough particularly the enchanting woods at Birkham on the banks of the Nidd. I love to spend time there sketching the changing moods of the woodland over the seasons and becoming absorbed in the detail of natural forms.

I began illustrating and designing in the days when we illustrators and designers drew with pens and pencils and coloured in with markers, paint and crayons. After taking the digital leap I now enjoy mixing the traditional with the digital and getting the best of both worlds.

I like a lot of variety in my commercial work and I enjoy working in a variety of styles using a variety of media for a variety of clients needing a variety of outcomes.

Ursula’s children - Caroline Miekina

My work

About my work

On a theme of Woodland

The work I have chosen to display here reflects both the commercial and the personal side of my art.

The ‘Hedley Hall’ illustration was a commission for the Woodland Trust to assist their fundraising for the development of future habitats. The finished illustration was drawn using Adobe illustrator from a preliminary hand drawn layout/sketch.

‘Ursula’s children’ is personal work and something that just appeared when I started drawing it, there’s a story there that I may yet write and illustrate! I used Procreate and an iPad and Apple pencil.

‘Leaves and Lays’ – Drawn using Procreate an iPad and Apple pencil.

‘Birkham Wood – Fallen Ash’ – A pen and ink line drawing from my sketchbook when out in the woods coloured in Photoshop.

‘Blackberries and Birch’ – Another Birkham wood outdoor sketch painted digitally back in the studio.

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