Laura Jenkinson creatively paints her cartoon characters in a way that her mouth becomes their mouth making the characters instantly come alive. Her technique; looking at herself in the mirror while drawing on her face. For many this may sound like a daunting task, but for Laura she says her technique is incredibly simple. “I find a picture and then just hold it up to the mirror as a guide and draw straight onto my face – it’s easier than you think,” she explained.
In a few of her projects, Laura adds special effects – like Bugs Bunny’s singular, large tooth or drawing a few characters upside down, to get the effect of the teeth right.
When asked about working on the faces of others: “Ironically, drawing onto someone else is more difficult – I think it’s more straightforward drawing onto my own face”.