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Freelance Illustrator Adam Foreman

Adam Foreman (artist name A4man) is a full time freelance illustrator represented worldwide by Lemonade Illustration Agency.

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‘I specialise in character design and game development. Over the past few years I have been lucky enough to build up a sizable client base and worked with developers such as Qwiboo Ltd and Size Five Games to name a few. I have developed the art direction for games such as Beyond Gravity, 42 Orbs and Magma Monsters. I also work on standalone illustrations for clients aside from video games. My visual style is influenced by what I grew up on in the 80’s/90’s. Cartoon Network, reading comics and playing video games. With game consoles such as the Playstation 1 I always loved seeing how the developers crammed so much personality and style into a few polygons. Also being a cartoonist at heart I admire the works of Doug Tennapel and Skottie Young.’

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‘In college I focused on my strengths, art! Life drawing classes would consist of a detailed realistic piece followed by a cartoony sketch in the same method (to the disproval of the tutor!). Art led to a graphic design course where I studied layout, fonts and what makes a design work well. My tutor here picked up on my strong style and character design influence and pointed me into the direction of animation. I went on to study animation at The University of Central Lancashire where I achieved a First Class Hons Degree in Animation in 2008.

Now I pour all my knowledge of animation, movement and graphic design into my work. When clients hire me they hire both a graphic designer and artist which has been really useful when working on video games, splash screens and promo pieces etc. I’ve even done bits of animation on some of them.’

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‘Right now I am working on a few projects. Some I am unable to currently share but the others consist of games, comics and illustrations. I occasionally work with sculptor Nicola Welbourne who brings my character designs to 3D in the form of sculpts. The current game commission I am working on is called Chain Quest, it’s a lovely little iOS game. Also I am busy working on a game called Lump Jump with a bunch of talented folks from the game and animation industry.’

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