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Sophia Watts


Sophia Watts is an illustrator from Nottingham, currently based in Leeds She is about to graduate from Leeds Arts University with a degree in Illustration.


Taking inspiration from historical or cultural references, she works mainly with colour, shape and texture to execute her ideas. Creating a visual narrative is an integral part of Sophia's practice and can usually be found within a single image, depicting moments within a story.


From a young age, children's book illustration is an area that Sophia has been fascinated with, and a field she enjoys working in. As well as publishing and editorial illustration, briefs of a theatrical nature have also always appealed to her. This interest which began outside of her creative practice has informed the way in which she makes images. Pacing a narrative, describing a tone/atmosphere, and including details of costume and scenery are all elements that are considered within Sophia's work.


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