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Henry Smith

Henry Smith

About
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Training


Henry earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in graphic design from the University of Utah, and has added to that with an array of online illustration courses, including the excellent character design course by The Oatley Academy.

Approach


One of Henry’s works begins with a bit of drawing magic. He starts with a loose sketch and when he’s determined the general direction he refines it and tightens things up. Then the digital magic takes over. The main shapes are drawn in Illustrator, and then the image is moved across to Photoshop where the line work, colours and textures bring it to life.
“I tend to flow towards less saturated, pastel colours and try to use interesting combinations that I haven't seen before.”

Style


From goofy protagonists to angry villains, and from bizarre aliens to cheeky pets, Henry’s able to capture and exaggerate all sorts of character traits with his deft linework and strong use of colour and texture. His work features strong layouts, which he puts down to his background in graphic design. Most of all though, it’s fun!

Awards


Salt Lake City AIGA 100 2013 – Two Awards of Merit
ADDY Awards 2013 – Two Silver Awards
Salt Lake City AIGA 100 2015 – Award of Merit
CTNX/Copic Markers Illustration Contest 2015 – Grand Prize
ADDY Awards 2016 – Gold Award


SELECTED CLIENTS:
Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros, Universal, Sony, Target,

Favourites
Born
Salt Lake City, Utah

Café
Beans and Brews

Gallery
UMFA

Art Equipment/Tool
Cintiq

Food
Mesa Grill

Drink
Coffee!

Magazine
Men's Health

Holiday/Travel Destination
Bear Lake, Utah
 
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