This gallery of illustrations is linked to information about individual artists and the genres and time periods in which they have worked.
“Dreamers we are, dreamers we shall always be, and what is folly and vain imaginings to some people is the stuff our daily lives is made of.”
It's a matter of mood as much as likeness. If you capture a mood, you also capture a viewpoint. I don't necessarily start off with a particular point of view, but if there isn't one by the time I've finished, I've failed.
In some ways what I do is different than the ‘Fine-Art’ approach to picture-making. Illustration is almost always commissioned, and is therefore very much about problem-solving.
In the midst of the Iran-Contra scandal, the magazine learned that a meeting was to be held at the White House; all key players were to be present.
I devise a way to make dull-looking men in suits, talking in White House offices, into something visually dramatic.
Illustration is about the merger of idea and image; concept and the narrative moment.