Version Galore

Dancer Process


I love to create 'versions'. I got what I wanted with no. 4 here but have continued to look at ways of making other versions.

It's one of the oft-overlooked benefits of the digital age - the relative ease in which 'versions' of pieces can be created and stored. It used to be that traditional materials dictated that the artist 'nailed their colours to the mast' when creating a new piece but with the tools of today that no longer need be the case. Versions can be tried and tested, colour options run through and even different rendering methods are all available to the illustrator to experiment with. The danger of course is getting lost in the myriad of possibilities. To that end personal work is essential from a creative point of view so the results of successful experiments can later be incorporated into professional jobs. In that way the artist can continue to develop and evolve in a commercial marketplace.

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College of William & Mary

College of William & Mary

 

This was a spread piece for the Spring edition of William & Mary alumnus magazine. Essentially it was intended to represent the college and it's research infrastructure.

I wanted to steer away from a literal rendition of the building so instead opted for a kind of interconnected structure of symbols and architectural elements specific to the college.


College of William & Mary

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Rare Birds

A design based on the idea of imagined bird species. Combination of simple shapes and colours.

 

Rare Birds

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The Creative Ape

This started as an idea for a tote bag although I had originally envisioned it with a more colourful and graphic execution. When I started working on it though things took a different direction with a more realistic execution and subdued palette - somehow I had in mind 50s circus posters.

The top right is the first thought that came to mind and under it a more refined sketch - had a lot of trouble with the feet!

 

The Creative Ape

 

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Figures and Forms

Experimenting with figure shapes and forms.

 

Figures

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