Category: Inspiration

  • Emmanuel Guibert

    Emmanuel Guibert is an innovative French comic artist, who works in styles varying for hyperrealistic to Clear Line. Born in Paris, Guibert briefly attended art school, and did his first professional work in the storyboard and illustration field. He made his comics debut in 1992 with ‘Brune’, a painted comic story about the rise of […]

  • Sketchbook Inspiration

    Sketchbook Inspiration The below are only a small selection of sources of inspiration that I will cover in detail on this blog in connection with my SYP work. I have done a lot more reading and thinking than I have had time to present here. David Shrigley David Hockney James Victore Tracey Emin Louise Bourgeois […]

  • Olivier Kugler

    Olivier Kugler produces graphic documentary with very detailed final drawing and text, often about war and migration. Process “He uses his ears and eyes – plus a camera, digital voice recorder, sketchbook, pencil, scanner and laptop – to document stories of exile, displacement and the complex reality of refugees’ lives“ “When he carries out interviews, […]

  • George Butler

    George Butler specialises in travel and current affairs, particularly about war and migration linked to activism. His drawings, done in situ are in pen, ink and watercolour. Important as much for what he leaves out and implies as what is actually shown.

  • Saul Steinberg

    Saul Steinberg (June 15, 1914 – May 12, 1999) was a Romanian American cartoonist and illustrator. He described himself as “a writer who draws”. He works mostly in pen, often a single black line, to produce complex witty commentary on absurdities of life. In some of his illustrations he also incorporates black and white collaged elements and objects like thumbprints. He […]

  • Evan Turk

    Evan Turk is an illustrator, animator, and designer working in New York City. He specializes in travel illustration, on-location event reportage, cultural children’s books, and concept illustration for video games, animation, and advertising. His illustration are very colourful and dramatic. Much of his work is in pastel on coloured paper. Other work is very experimental […]

  • Veronica Lawlor

    Veronica Lawlor is a freelance illustrator based in New York. Most of her work is urban sketching and reportage. Her illustrations often include a combination of buildings and landmarks, street furniture, figures, crowds, and transport and convey a sense of place. She is known for her ability to do many fast sketches as well as […]

  • Inspiration: Sketchbooks

  • Dan Eldon

  • Laura Grace Ford

    Streets are indelibly marked by moments of socio-political intensity – uprisings, occupations and raves, trauma, anxiety and militancy – as well as the tremors and faultlines of your own past. The purpose of my walks is to identify something lingering, fizzing in the present. I’m not thinking about memory as a sanitised image, but as […]