Featured Artist: RIP Bambi


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RIP Bambi

Today’s featured artist is a young creator from the UK. We fell in love with her work a while back, and KushDolls even commissioned a gorgeous piece from her! 

 Keep reading to see her story!

I’m a 25 year old illustrator from Derby, which is in the East Midlands of the UK. I focus on female art with many aspects of fetish and kink. I enjoy drawing the female form, and see it as a way to reclaim the female body from the very narrow spectrum of bodies shown to us in media and print.

I’ve always been interested in art since I was younger, but I first fell in love with illustration when I discovered the Studio Ghibli films when I was 13. I dropped out of art college after a year as the academic and structured aspects put on what I could and couldn’t produce put me off, and I lost touch of the idea of doing illustration as a full time job. I then moved into graphic design & marketing. It was only after doing this for 5 years I realized that I’d been disheartened by mainstream academia and I didn’t need anymore qualification that I already had to put artwork out into the world. I started my Instagram page 2 years ago and haven’t looked back.

“I’ve come to learn that you can never please everyone with your art, especially when you’re posting it to a public forum, and that’s not a bad thing as long as you accept criticism and value the praise.”

I’m never 100% happy with everything I produce, and I’m sure the vast majority of creatives feel the same. I’ve often worried of what I’m producing and if it’s “good enough”, but with social media it’s easy to become reliant on likes as a validation of what you create. I’ve come to learn that the you can never please everyone with your art, (especially when you’re posting it to a public forum) and that’s not a bad thing as long as you accept criticism and value the praise. I try to make sure my work is inclusive and inter-sectional, and occasionally make statement pieces on issues important to me such as feminism, mental health and LGBTQIA+ rights.

Make sure you’re following RIP Bambi on Instagram for more of her stunning work and check out her website for prints and more!