December 31, 2012

Illustration

Meet illustrator Steve Simpson

There should be terms for distinguishing between an illustrator who modifies their style for each project versus an illustrator who is sought out for one particular style. Something like an "interpreter" versus a "stylist". Clearly, Steve Simpson is the latter.

Be sure to take a close look at the details of his larger illustrations — there are many stories within stories.

In the bio from his website, Simpson offers this introduction to his work, "Steve takes an organic approach to his projects, blending the disciplines of design and illustration. He spends a great deal of time on construction, shape and problem solving at the pencil stage. Continuously re-drawing until a balance of aesthetics, key brief considerations and client satisfaction have been realized. Approved pencils are then worked up in Photoshop using a limited palette of carefully chosen colours."

Brilliant stuff.

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Simpson names Jim Flora as an influence...

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