Alex Green
Alvin Hall: My Week Column


Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
This series was created for a regular column in Waitrose Weekend Magazine, illustrating articles by financial journalist and author, Alvin Hall. I love Alvin’s style of writing, which is intimate and full of pathos. Picking out one of the strands in each article, I use this as a starting point to fire my imagination.

How was the illustration used:
The drawings were used alongside Alvin Hall’s columns in Waitrose Weekend Magazine.

How did you make this work:
I try to find as much reference as possible from Alvin's descriptions to create a sense of place. I then work in pencil on paper at the sketch stage and scan into Photoshop, finding a palette that best gets across the mood of each piece of writing.

Commissioner Name :
Mark Sommer
Commissioner Company :
Waitrose Weekend Magazine

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Currently Based:
United Kingdom

Alex has been working as an illustrator for more than 20 years, creating rich and thoughtful pieces with a combination of hand drawing, collage and digital techniques. Focusing on the subtleties of body language, his empathetic approach has worldwide appeal; from editorial, design and advertising industries, to live events and murals.