Saturday, 1 October 2011

Some guy...

For a while now, I have had this image in my head. I don’t know who it is, or why I really drew it, but my brain has been continuously reminding me of it until I have got to the point where I have surrendered and have drawn what it has been obsessively telling me to.

The style is a little different to my normal work, but to be honest, I have watched my illustrations evolve over the years and I can see how I have got to where I currently am.

That’s not to say that I have moved away from my old style, as I haven’t, but I am just having fun exploring and producing work which is a lot less vibrant and offers a lot more simplicity in respects to the construction of the characters. As you can see, I have purposely moved away from having too many colours and have resisted the use of highlights on the character.

I just wanted to make the figure itself as simple as possible and I wanted the form of character to leap out at you, rather then the bold palette or the incredible detail.

I hope you enjoy the piece. I am a little unsure whether to make this available on my iStock portfolio, but I will keep you notified if I do.


  1. Nice! Reminds me a bit of the posters for Submarine?

  2. Well spotted Graham. There are some influences from it. I used to see the poster a lot and it really intrigued me, even though it was quite a simple poster. There just seemed so much emotion in the image.