I can sit at my desk surrounded by books, magazines and research, and work through a brief from beginning to end – illustrating the designs, the collections, the people and styles that I admire so much. Illustration for me is a hugely satisfying creative process, something to concentrate on with instant results.
Drawing by hand, the quality and strength of line is important to me – as is an overall balance to the page – posture and pose need to be correct and grounded, which can take a number of drafts. I have tried tracing over images to alter or correct a line or angle – but I almost always find that the initial free drawn line or mark is best, the most expressive, and that this quality can not be falsified or recreated exactly.
Poster design by Slashstroke Magazine as part of the G0 Figure publication that accompanies the show.