Artist Spotlight - Offpeach

Artist Spotlight - Offpeach

Using adorable imagery with soft colours and rounded shapes, Offpeach creates super cute illustrations featuring critters, people and other delights.

Bristol based artist Ali Bryson, who goes by Offpeach, makes some seriously cute work. We here at SGC can't resist cutesy designs so we knew we wanted to feature them for our artist spotlight!
Using predominantly digital platforms to create their work, Offpeach focuses on happy-looking illustrations to make their viewer smile.
We are in love with their use of colour, which compliments the soft designs perfectly!

We also LOVE the way they draw expressions on their characters!
So what did they create for us?
Offpeach has designed some super cute temporary tattoos, and we are in love!! Their interpretation of The Sad Ghost looks super squishy, and we can't wait to stick them all over ourselves <3 
You can see more of their work here:

You can buy the temp tattoos here:

Offpeach Temp Tattoos

Now, on to the Q&A's!
1. What's your favourite fictitious Ghost from popular media?
Definitely the Boos from the Super Mario franchise! King Boo with his tiny crown is especially good.

2. What's the best item in your pencil case?
Probably my Rotring Tikky 0.5mm mechanical pencil. It's super comfortable to use, as I find it easier sketching with a pen-shaped tool rather than a regular pencil. My Sunflower ProMarker is super good too, it's my favourite colour and shade!

3. Paint? Pencil? or Tablet?
I predominantly use a Huion 1060PLUS tablet for digital art, but I recently got given an iPad Pro and it's slowly becoming my #1 method. When I want to change things up, I paint canvases with acrylic and gouache!

4. What's your go-to motivational album?
Currently I'd have to say Love Yourself: Tear by BTS. The album tells you that even if you make mistakes or come under hard times, you'll be able laugh and push through, and that it's okay not to have goals or an overarching dream as long as you are happy and creating positive moments in your life. The song Magic Show is 4 minutes 40 seconds of "I believe in you, so believe in yourself". Overall, the album is full of upbeat songs that you can't help but feel great listening to!

5. How would you describe your work? Are there any common themes?
I would describe my work as positive, colourful, and round! I use a specific style of face on the majority of my characters, which is something I do more out of habit now. However, I love the idea that people will look at my art and say "Oh! Look at that face! Definitely something by offpeach!". I love using soft, pastel colours too!

6. What's your proudest piece that you've worked on?
I'd say my frog gacha machine! It was a piece that took me a couple of months to finish, and mainly sat half-done because I wasn't sure what direction I wanted to take it. The final outcome was a lot different from my original idea, but also a big improvement! It's a lot more detailed than my usual work too, so I'm proud of myself for sticking with it for so long to finish it!

7. Do you have any/many artist rituals?
When I have work to do, I tend to wake up early (6AM-8AM) as I feel a lot more productive when I know I have the whole day ahead of me. I make a habit of walking around, stretching, and getting a drink or something to eat after I finish something "big"; such as the linework or colouring. I also listen to music while I work, as I found that if I watch videos, I tend to forget about the work pretty quickly..

8. What motivates you?
The idea that someone will smile or be happy looking at my art. Creating positive content is an important part of my work ethic and presence as an artist, and as human being. I would also love to work comfortably as an artist, and have the chance to create bigger and better projects to help people feel happy!

9. What do you do, that you think no one else does whilst working?
I tend to sing out loud a lot whilst working, for some reason it helps me focus on my work. I also occassionally close or put away whatever I'm working on, and look at it again after 5-10 minutes. While this gives me a small break, it also refreshes my view on the piece as a whole, so I don't get tunnel vision.

10. Who are you inspired by?
I really love work by Recorder Factory, MILKBBI, Studio Dalgona, Nonlinear, and Jennifer Xiao! I'm constantly inspired by various Japanese mascots such as Kumamon, Mikyan, and Fukka-chan, as well as Sanrio and San-X characters.

11. What's your favourite way to practice self care? (Especially after a busy week)
I make sure to eat breakfast! My go-to is scrambled eggs on toast, as it's hot food but not too much of an effort to make. I play chill video games such as Cities: Skylines and catch up on shows and Youtube videos, and do some light gardening work.


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