ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: THOMAS HANDY

Artist Spotlight: Thomas Handy
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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: THOMAS HANDY



Written by James Ratcliffe
24 Thursday 24th April 2014

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I have always been told that my style is quite graphic, even being pushed towards studying a graphic design degree, but i feel it definitely has illustrative qualities. I work largely with just paper and pens, or whatever else i feel like, before scanning my work in and messing around with it on Illustrator. I really enjoy having hard copy printed pieces of work however i also love how my stuff looks on a screen. In terms of visual content i tend to just draw weird things that come to mind, often not really making any sense or having any meaning - although almost always involving some sort of face/figure.

I am inspired by a lot of different things like most people, but in terms of which inspirations influence my illustration i think i am heavily influenced by the idea of form and shape. I like to get across a 3D element in my drawings which contrasts the quite blocky 2D style that i draw them in. I suppose there are also certain influences from geometry, abstract ideas and other cultures.

I'd love to do any sort of visual work for any people that i look up to in the music industry, but i have also always been interested in the gaming industry, so possibly something like that. At the moment i am interested in the possibility of learning to use some sort of 3D software so i can take my drawings into another dimension (lol). But overall i'd just like to further my work to its fullest potential whilst earning a decent living.

How does it feel to be working on the latest Don't Panic poster?

It feels great, i've always collected the flyer packs and had previous posters on my bedroom wall so its an awesome feeling knowing that other people might be putting one of my drawings on their wall!
 

Check out more Thomas's work on his blog.


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