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Adam Allsuch Boardman

Adam grew up in an exceptionally green part of the Yorkshire Dales, and studied BA Illustration at Leeds Arts University. He is currently a freelance illustrator, doing jobs for national museum exhibits, educational publications and historic businesses. He is greatly influenced by film and television as well as books, from authors such as Agatha Christie to Isaac Asimov.

 

To find out a little more about his work, we asked Adam the following questions…

What inspires your work?
If drawings are manifested ideas; and I find that repeatedly drawing something helps me understand it better. I particularly enjoy sharing and clarifying information through the use of clean lines and limited palettes. I find that the fun is in the ‘doing’, so with each new project I like to establish a systemised process; and then push it to it’s limits.

Tell us a bit about your process….
Often when making illustration I start with pages of dense notation and cryptic diagrams for my own reference, this is followed by increasingly less cryptic imagery until I conjure solidified illustration. On other occasions I am possessed by the need to draw a very specific image; based on something I have read, seen or dreamt. To make finished images, I predominately use futuristic devices like a drawing tablet and computer as I like to pretend I am on Star Trek.