There are many different styles of illustration, but I like to produce it in its purest form: something visual that explains an idea, captures a moment or documents a thought. When I illustrate it is important that my drawings can be interpreted by lots of different people and appreciated for what it communicates not just how it looks. That said, I have developed a certain aesthetic that I hope accompanies the meaning well.
In this fast-moving world, the ability to record in this way is still relevant. Illustrations can be used as inspiration. They prompt idea generation, acting as a visual reminder of concepts and discussions as well as recording the world around us.
Visual communication has been around since the dawn of time. From cave drawings that depict the priorities of early human life to the decorative yet informative aboriginal art, which maps out the location to the watering hole and all the myths and stories in the landscape. From this to the Bayeux Tapestry that acted as the social commentary of the day – they all demonstrate the human desire to mark make and express ourselves, to record and explain the world around us. We’re still doing the same today.