Handsome Things chatted to young Port Elizabeth illustrator Wonder Tatum Meyer about her illustration, her inspiration and sailing around the world in a small boat.
Tell us a bit more about yourself.
I’m a freelance illustrator and I’ve just completed my 3rd year at NMMU in PE, where I majored in Printmaking and Illustration. I was considering furthering my studies at Stellenbosch, but decided to take a year off instead to work on my illustration and see where it goes.
What inspires you?
My family have always travelled, but the most exciting adventure for me was when my parents decided to pack up their jobs and our house and sail the high seas on a very small boat. During that round the world trip I was exposed to so many other cultures, beliefs and experiences that really opened my 10 year old eyes and still influences my work.
I’m also really inspired by childhood, myth, folklore and nature. And birds! I really like drawing birds.
Have a look at Wonder’s blog for more of her whimsical illustration http://wonder-meyer.blogspot.com/