Sketchbook experiments worked into more realised illustrations, playing with mark-making, exploration of new materials, collage etc.
"Boys Don't Cry"
Globally, every minute, a man dies by suicide. In the United Kingdom, 75% of suicides are men.
What can we do?
(information taken from the Movember foundation’s website)
A self initiated illustration created in relation to men’s mental health awareness, highlighting the issues around mental health stigma, internalising feelings and staying quiet about mental states with detrimental effects.
Illustrations created for Shelf Heroes Issues, E & G
A self-initated piece of work I made with the idea of identity theft in mind. (Pencil & Digital)
Illustration created after looking through old Optometry books.
Joan of Arc
Portrait of Ingrid Bergman as Joan of Arc
A Toile Pattern created to depict issues surrounding the UK housing crisis. In particular, highlighting the problems surrounding the demolition of the working classes homes and communities.
Decorative Toile patterns usually depict idyllic scenes and are often found in the interiors of the upper classes. This pattern inverts this tradition and shows less than idyllic scenes hinting at the social cleansing of the working classes.
The pattern will feature in an upcoming publication, Take Care. Featuring articles and creative works dealing with the issues surrounding the UK housing crisis.
MADE BY MANY
A selection of editorial illustrations created for London/New york based Product Innovation studio, Made by Many. The images appeared on their blog. The illustrations sat alongside various blog posts about issues concerning the likes of user interface, prototyping, Digital transformation and other design related issues.
MxM 10th Anniversary
Illustration created for product innovation studio, Made By Many's 10th anniversary summer party invite.
The Invite illustration was then modified to create a one off commemorative A3 Giclée print to display in the London studio.
A portrait of infamous New York City based vogue dancer, Willi Ninja. Commissioned for the Edinburgh club night Carne.
The Illustration was created with marks, strokes and textures being collaged and worked into, to create the final portrait.
Judy Garland as Dorothy in 'The Wizard of Oz', 1939 - Gouache, Crayon and Graphite.
A collaborative book re-design project of 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From The Crematorium' written by Caitlin Doughty.
Illustration and Art Direction - Sam Russell Walker (myself)