Guy Shield
The Solo Traveler


Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I was given the brief of 'Solo Travel' as the issue topic for AirBnB magazine, so chose to focus on the joy of local knowledge. In this instance, a local couple pass a sauce bottle to the tourist at a ramen bar.

How was the illustration used:
The illustration was used as a wraparound cover for the August edition of AirBnb. The theme for the issue was Solo Travel.

How did you make this work:
I made this work using photoshop, drawing digitally on a Cintiq monitor. I used traditional inspired brushes, digitally.

Commissioner Name :
Mallory Roynon
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Air BnB magazine

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Guy Shield is Melbourne-based illustrator. He's been working for over a decade now, for a variety of publishers, advertisers and other clients around the world. Coming from a degree in graphic design, Guy worked in publishing for 10 years before going solo and running his own business. He is represented in by the amazing Jacky Winter Group.