Liverpool said goodbye to Cilla Black on Thursday.
I loved Cilla when she was singing in the 60s and part of the Merseybeat crowd so I was inspired to draw her from this time period.
As a Liverpool gal, I have grown up watching Blind Date.
It was my go-to Saturday night pre going out entertainment!
I felt a real pull to draw Cilla and started to scan through images of her over the last 60 years.
I always love to scan through lots of images to find photos to inspire the initial sketch.
This time I came across some lovely 60s snaps of Cilla and they piqued my interest.
After drawing the illustration, I then begin to fill with colour, using professional markers, pens, wax pencils and I fill the image with Reiki symbols.
When this is finished, I then scan it in and turn to the digital element to create the Muse Mantra.
The mantra I chose is a song called 'Step inside Love', which was recorded in 1968 and it was written by George Harrison so it seemed the most apt mantra for Cilla's Muse Mantra.
I hope you see the essence and reflection of Cilla.
I recorded a speeded up video of me doing this illustration : )