I have some very exciting and wonderful news from Doodle HQ this week!! Earlier in the year, I received a surprise request from the gorgeous Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan who plays Rosie Webster. Helen was looking for a family doodle for her then boyfriend (now fiancé!), Celtic football player Scott Sinclair, as a secret Valentines gift.
Helen was pregnant with their second child so we completed their little family ahead of the birth by also adding their baby to the print. I’m delighted to now be able to share this doodle as baby Delilah was born healthy and beautiful last week!!
I’ve worked with lots of celebrities over the years in my TV production career and it’s always a joy when you come across someone as genuine and lovely as Helen. We worked together to create the perfect doodle for their little family and it was an absolute pleasure at every stage.
Helen had some brilliant ideas, which always helps to create a great doodle. Her daughter Matilda loves princess dresses and dinosaurs so that was an easy one to sketch. We put Helen in a glamorous red-carpet dress, holding a script and Scott in his Celtic kit holding Delilah in one arm and a football under his foot.
When she’d received it, Helen very kindly sent me a photograph of the doodle hanging up in her house which put the biggest smile on my face.
Here’s the initial pencil sketch, the water colour print and then the finished framed print on the nursery wall;
This is my second doodle for the Coronation Street team, after creating a family doodle for Cath Tyldesley (who plays Eva Price) and her family at Christmas time.
It’s incredible to think that my little doodles are gracing the homes of some of TV’s favourite soap actresses. I could only have dreamt that this would happen a year ago when I started my little business. It just goes to show….dreams do come true!