Meet the artist

Lloyd Stratton

Lloyd Stratton is a Brighton based artist & graphic designer as well as a long-time member of the Illustrate collective. As the child of an art teacher Lloyd was encouraged from a young age to pick up a pen or pencil whenever he could – it was encouragement he took to heart.

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep". Robert Frost, ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ (Chosen by Lloyd)

Immersed in art right from the start, Lloyd cites children’s illustrators such as Quentin Blake and Maurice Sendak as the biggest influences on his style today. Now with a body of work as interesting as it is eclectic Lloyd continues to experiment still every bit the son of an art teacher.

Meet the Artist

In their own words...

Q: "What is the process you go through to create one of your pieces?"

A: "My illustrations are hand drawn in black ink primarily and have a strong emphasis on detail and shading. It’s relatively straightforward in terms of the process; once I’m happy with the initial composition sketch then I just ink in all the detail and scan in the final drawing to touch up digitally. I try and keep the digital side of things to a minimum though as I like most of my work to retain a hand drawn aesthetic."

Q: "What do you most enjoy drawing?"

A: "I always enjoy illustrating animals, they’re a lot more fun to draw than people. I like the challenge of trying to capture the texture of fur, feathers and scales through different pen marks and shading techniques."

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