Pencil Illustration

$’all Good Man

A portrait of Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill aka Saul Goodman from Better Call Saul. Whilst the show appears somewhat comedic from the outset once you get sucked in it’s actually quite a dark and dramatic show and there’s a never ending exploration of the layers to Saul’s character.

The type is designed to feel like glitch-like pause on a VCR player as a subtle nod to Saul’s old commercials whilst simultaneously highlighting where the inspiration for his alter ego came from. The added $ to replace the S is also a not so subtle reference to the driving force behind a lot of his actions in the show.

All hand drawn illustration using white pencils on black paper.

AVA

Hand drawn illustration of Alicia Vikander as Ava from Ex Machina
combined with some custom typography illustrating her character name in an emblem style graphic. Made using white pencils on black paper.

American Psycho

“Good colouring.”
“That’s bone. And the lettering is something called Silian Grail.”
“It’s very cool, Bateman, but…”

Couldn’t resist drawing this lesser known image of Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman from American Psycho and combining it with the classic business card scene. Hand drawn illustration using white pencil on black paper.

June v Offred

A portrait of Elisabeth Moss as June from The Handmaid’s Tale combined with some custom designed typography which highlights the characters struggle between her real name and her new given name as part of the Republic of Gilead. Hand drawn illustration using white and red pencils on black paper.

Inception

‘An idea is like a virus. Resilient. Highly contagious. And even the smallest seed of an idea can grow.’ so said Cobb in Inception. Leonardo DiCaprio staying safe within his character’s totem shape. Hand drawn illustration using white pencil on black paper.

Honey

Detail study of lips and liquid. Hand drawn illustration using white pencil on black paper and finished off with some gold typography.

Joker

‘I used to think my life was a tragedy, but now I realise, it’s a comedy.’ A suitably melancholic and mesmerising shot of Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck in Joker. Hand drawn illustration using white pencil on black paper.

Breaking Bad

‘I am the danger…’ Walter White owning his new found persona, Heisenberg, in the iconic TV series Breaking Bad. Bryan Cranston’s most memorable character and so much fun to draw along with the periodic elements we all know from the show’s title. Hand drawn illustration using white pencil on black paper.

The Tide

This illustrated portrait was for a gritty BFI short film shot on location in the North Sea and in the Yorkshire seaside town Scarborough. A mix of a stern stare of a fisherman with choppy waves within the type.

Peaky F*ckin’ Blinders

The one and only Tommy Shelby played by Cillian Murphy paired with with their eloquent catchphrase (best read using Arthur’s voice). Hand drawn illustration using white pencil on black paper.