Q. How would you describe your illustration style
Playful, maybe a little acid trippy. Sometimes I wonder where it comes from myself! I sometimes wonder where they come from myself!
Because the emphasis is usually on character, they are sort of portrait driven. It's hard though because I sometimes feel like I'm drawing the same person over and over again, even though each one has a differnet face. In the project I just completed, I ended up drawing a man that was a centre fold that was derivative of 70s porn, he has long blonde hair and he definitely looks quite different, but whats going on and the people you meet definitely climb into your work.
I would like to start shooting my own models and then drawing them. Right now I'm sourcing faces from a big pool, and then trying to make small tweaks so they are not recogniseable. I often draw the actual models because you need the reference for proportion, so really I'd like to be styling and moving around models on my own and making those decisions myself. Combining photography and illustration presents alot of opportunity, I also think photo re-touching is really interesting too. I work with a tablet so it would be interesting to see how you could manipulate an image kind of working with strokes.