Owen Davey : Country Life

Exploration

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
Snuffles, scrapes, rustling, hoots and grunts. I wanted to celebrate some of the diversity and beauty of the animals that live in the UK. I'm always so excited when I catch an unexpected glimpse into the life of one of these creatures. Spotting a fox sunning itself in my garden. Lurking at night, in wait for a hedgehog to come hunting for scraps of food. Freaking out momentarily when a frog jumps

How was the illustration used:
A large poster for an exhibition in South East England, curated with work related to nature or the environment

How did you make this work:
Created digitally using Photoshop and Illustrator. I like playing around with stylisation and simplification in character development, especially using geometry to do so. I used a limited colour palette and bold shapes to make the piece stand out at a large poster scale. I wanted the piece to be cohesive as a whole but with smaller details and stories embedded within it.


Social Media:
@owendaveydraws
@owendaveydraws

Personal Website:
https://www.owendavey.com/


Currently Based:
United Kingdom

Biography:
Owen Davey is an award-winning Illustrator from the UK. Over the last 11 years, he has worked with a number of clients, including Google, Facebook, Sony, Lego, National Geographic and WWF. He illustrates the multi-award winning app Two Dots and his numerous picture books have been published in every continent except Antartica.

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