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What you'll discover: Delightfully dramatic Shakespeare gifts featuring the Bard's best loved characters. I'm passionate about offering inspired gifts for actors, literature lovers, teachers, poets, dreamers, dramatics and romantics. My Opera Series provides art for international productions, giving an illustrated style to the thrilling music and characters.

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Tudor Portraits

Friday, 10 August 2012

Inspiration - patterns in architecture

You can see why my drawings often contain a lot of drafting - precise lines and motifs derived from architectural structures inside and out. These are just a few recent photos from a day out in London. Simple lines and circles combine with spirals, crosses, and florals. Even in simple images texture is captured in the reflections and shadows.

This feel is a common feature and feel of my work whether it's gothic architecture images from the sketchbook, sharp architectural elements such as the archways in many of the classic Shakespeare illustrations, or organic structure in storyboards for BBC's Inside the Human Body - it all links to these shapes and patterns.

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