My name is Penny Redshaw and I draw motivating giraffes for a living – AMA!
Hi guys :)
I’m Penny, 22, living in Australia. Early last year while struggling through my university degree, I created this account as a novelty account, inspired by the work of both /u/Shitty_Watercolour and /u/Poem_for_your_sprog (both very lovely people, by the way!). Mostly I wanted to do something nice and encouraging for people, when the world is mostly the opposite of that.
Through the support of my friends and family and the amazing people on the internet, this project has exploded further than my wildest dreams could ever have imagined, beyond the realms of the internet and creating a whole lot of real-world opportunities. The second self-published coffee-table style book (a collection of giraffes) is available from today, and illustrating has now somehow become my main source of income. I’ve just graduated and, for the moment, am pursuing this as a full time project.
Reddit’s Upvoted podcast: https://soundcloud.com/upvoted/018-the-longest-way-round-is-the-shortest-way-home
The subreddit with all of the giraffes: /r/motivatinggiraffe
Ask me anything about illustrating, giraffes, self-publishing, my overuse of smiley faces, or anything else!
Edit: I'm really sorry but I can't respond to requests at the moment, I'm pretty busy packaging books etc while answering questions - but thank you!!