Richard Johnson


Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
The image forms part of a body of work and visual investigation exploring the effects of war on refugee children, many of whom are forced into living lives separated from their families. I wanted to depict this narrative through visually sequencing fragments of memories and collections of thought. The work also aimed to develop my interests in free-form story-boarding.

How was the illustration used:
This work is designed to visually document on going research and was used as part of a set of developmental illustrations for my portfolio, allowing the viewer to explore the imagery as a sequence of fragmented or connected events.

How did you make this work:
This work is made from combinations of my sketchbook drawings, digitally coloured and textured.

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United Kingdom

Richard is U.K based illustrator. His work predominantly explores sequential illustration and storytelling. Richard is a tutor on the Graphic Communication and Illustration programme at Loughborough University.