Luke has a BA Hons in Animation from Southampton Solent University.
An image usually starts with a series of line drawings, always with pen, and always more complex than the finished work will be. Luke then uses a light box to take elements from each drawing, putting them together to form the line work he’ll use. This is transferred to watercolour paper, and the image is built up in paints until he’s satisfied. All his images are created traditionally using waterproof pen, watercolours, and standard paper. Once complete, they are scanned, cleaned up and delivered digitally.
‘Scratchy scrawly’ is one description of his work that Luke likes. The soft, simple innocence of his images often belies the skill he has in building up the paint, and imbuing the work with subtle light and shadow. His images tend to be clear and striking, even though he has stripped out much of the early detail from his drawings.
Schmincke Paynes grey Full Pan Watercolour
Homemade pizza wraps or prawn curry
Green Tea or Water, alcoholic – Ale
Any art shop, I can never walk out empty handed
'Joe Rogan Podcast' or 'Escape from Illustration Island'