Inspired by Collection No.4 by Paloma Wool this illustration is full of charm, wit and passion. Light source and shadows controlled by tonal greys balanced with a delicate peach skin that softly directs the viewers eye. The dry painted brush strokes of the background subtly brings character to the blue palette that works to pull the inanimate sculpture closer to the female form. Minimal line work hints at the draping of fabric whilst carrying a naive and joyful quality throughout.
Still life illustration of contemporary living. The initial hit of flat colours brushed in blocks quickly describe the objects setting and context within the scene. The arcing white line juts from right to left suggests life and movement within a still moment. Hand inked type and scruffy illustrated bobbing ice bring focus points and charm to an image that can otherwise often be overlooked in everyday life.
Youthful spirit and the American Dream. This portrait illustration embodies the essence of teenage kicks and excitement. The artwork reflects back to make the audience consider the eye of the viewer, the rebellious and energetic minds of the young and free. Painted, inked and coloured with expressive and raw line work that rushes to capture the fleeting moment, the way the light falls against the body, the interlocking lines of gathering fabric. The weight of the image is grabbed by the commanding black lines of the hands whilst the delicate white lace work lends a soft contrast to keep the eye engaged with floral pattern work and elegant curved lines that complement the natural lines of the form.
Scenes from the suburbs; The freedom of expression, creativity and real happiness of our lives exist in the moments furthest away from all our modern creations and instead resides in the empty open spaces when we allow ourselves to explore. As a nod to Wayne's World this illustration is titled "Delaware" and captures a still from contemporary American suburban culture that speaks volumes about personal happiness.
Inspired by the series "Western Realty" by photographer Ed Freeman this illustration aims to further capture the beauty of the lost and forgotten. The wavering lines of the blue tile works cut through the image to provide pattern and structure at the base of building. Dry painted brush work mimics the dusty glass panes and brings texture to the lettered signage that pulls the main focus of the illustration.
The "Invisible Man". A modern fashion update of Rene Magritte's "The Son of Man" self portrait. The hard cut shadows give the hat weight and buoyancy allowing it to float above the collar of the shirt without seeming weightless. The figure of the modern man disappears, pushed out and forgotten leaving behind the material matter to tell the story of his life. A delicate balance of rich forest greens play with the light source suggesting time of day, surroundings and set the tone against a warming earthy background.
Still life painting combining modern and antique. Big expanses of block colour balanced with delicate and ornate pattern works of vintage ceramic keepsake. Perspective lines are kept clean to retain modern aesthetic with hand illustrated type that wobbles and kinks showing the hand of the artist.
Armed with a horizon blue Crosley turntable and the passion to discover the masters of real jazz this illustration captures the beauty of classic record sleeves from Duke Ellington to Chet Baker.
The melancholy and loneliness of man made objects. An abandoned shopping cart juxtaposed with the fleeting destroyer of the planet. Time slows, moments come and go but these items exist forever without our love, care or passion.
Inspired by the Victory Journal post on the 4,600 future US Army Officers and their Varsity sports program. A rare glimpse at the beauty of sport fought with spirit, played with heart and without the impact of big money business men, corruption and scandals. Honour, pride and love of sport reign true.