As I share more and more of my inky work on my instagram and blog, I get a few questions asked that people are intrigued to know. So here’s an inky faq if there’s anymore questions people have I’ll make more parts of these faq’s over time.
Where did you go to art school?
I studied Contemporary art practice : illustration and Creative Entrepreneurship in Illustration at Staffordshire University in the UK. However I’ve been creating art since the age of two and in college dabbled as a print maker aswell as an inky illustrator.
What did you do after graduating?
After graduating I spent time participating in a post-graduate business scheme aswell as completed an internship and such to build my experiences and skills.
What materials and equipment do you use in your work?
Most of my illustration work begins using staedtler artist grade pencils ( 2h & hb ), I sketch my composition out to define where I want things to go and then I move onto inking. Although I use a mixture of fineliners my most favourite I have to say is the staedtler pigment liner ( size 0.3 is one of my favourites in particular) , I transfer alot of my initial concepts and designs onto seawhite layout paper which is later scanned in for a little editing using my A3 epson wf7515 scanner printer.
Sadly I am not a wielder of a great apple computer however I do use a Windows 7 all in one Hp desktop to which like many designers I use to edit ( only slightly) my designs in photoshop. To add colour to my work I tend to stay true to my traditional roots and use a windsor and newton watercolour set on watercolour paper to create splash of colour to bring more life to my work.
Are you going to release your own products and prints?
Yes in the new year of 2015 I plan to release a line of prints via my main website and update my society 6 shop to expand my designs and offer a wider collection of products through it.
Is illustration all you do?
Though I love illustration I also have a flare for creative writing and hence enjoy making both blog posts and creative content. If you didn’t know I’m a blogger over at the Illustration friday blog bring creative advice, inspiration and motivational posts to the blog every week.