Freelance Illustrator Jonathan Evans

Freelance illustrator Jonathan Evans is a recent graduate of Blackpool and the Fylde College, when working he focuses on human behaviours, looking at people’s reactions and body language.

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“I am a freelance illustrator who has just graduated from Blackpool and the Fylde College in illustration. I like to think that I am a reportage illustrator as well as a studio-based illustrator. The majority of my illustrations are very quick and put down on paper using pen, and then maybe edited digitally. When drawing from life I like to focus on human behaviour, looking at people’s reactions and their body language, the type of things that just passes by. There’s a lot of humour on the streets today.

I’ve had a lot of influences over the years but the ones that stick out are: Olivier Kugler, Veronica Lawlor, Paul Davis, and Henry Moore. I love the way they all work/worked. There good artists.

I have a new project I am working on called “This is the real”. It’s a project looking at the reality of things such as supermarkets, restaurants, and retail stores. I will be visiting these places that are advertised on TV as a cloudy unreal wonderful place to be in. What I want to get from this is the complete opposite; I want social awkwardness and unenthusiastic attitude from the customers and the workers. This will be a reportage project that hopefully one day can become a published book. I want the reality not what TV adverts say.”

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