Cathal Duane
Time and Place


Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
Time and place is a series of illustrations based on the incredible photography of Vivian Maier. Before lockdown I used to spend a lot of time drawing on public transport and walking around town. Vivian Maier's photography was a perfect substitute for this during lockdown. Her ability to honestly capture a stranger's character in one image is a great inspiration to me.

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How did you make this work:
All the images are digital and they were made on Photoshop. I also used the project as an exercise to explore how I approach colour, composition and character design.

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Cathal is an Irish illustrator, who is now based in France. Cathal’s work is bold, modern, and consisting of highly figurative and expressive forms, smart compositions and joyful colour schemes. Selected clients: Apple, New York Times, Wired, Hewlett Packard, and Eastpak.