Illustrator James Benn :: In His Own Words

James Benn lives and works in the UK.  As an illustrator, James loves to come up with new ideas for both his clients and his own personal projects.  With graphic influences and illustrative undertones, sometimes he prefers flat bold shapes within the imagery to tell the story.  James first sketches out his drawings by hand before scanning them into the computer. He creates a flow that tends to have a narrative base.  His strong concepts within his work captures the idea and delivers the message.  You can feel the joy he is portraying.  In his own words, James tells us about some of his favorite images.

SnowJB: Snowman – I created this past winter, no surprise from the fact that it was snowing and I was searching for inspiration.

Apple
JB: Apple – is a fun play on the brand, as it is so symbolic nowadays I thought it would be humorous to play on that.

heartbreak
JB:  Heartbreak – a slightly more graphic image but one I’m sure that resonates with everyone.

Cow-jockey
JB: Jockey – In the UK there was big news when Horse meat had gotten into beef products. So it was merely a bit of a joke that if were eating horse were riding cows.

To see more of James Benn’s work go to his website and Altpick page.

About altpick connects

Established in 1991, The Alternative Pick commenced with a clear mission, providing creative buyers with a vehicle to source the best brightest and most exciting illustrators, photographers, graphic designers and animators in the business. The Alternative Pick sourcebook (1992-2005) became the outlet for cutting-edge commercial talent, offering a unique platform for artists to showcase their work. The Alternative Pick Deck (2009-2012) offered a fun and engaging format for locating leading commercial artists. In addition, The Altpick Awards (2003-2011) introduced yet another way to provide a platform for talents to shine. o meet the demands of an ever-changing industry, altpick.com was launched in 1996 and presently provides a vehicle for talent to utilize the web to connect more effectively with buyers. As we mark our 30th anniversary in 2021, Altpick remains a premier source for creative professionals and we plan to continue to push the envelope providing the best vehicle for buyers to connect with creative talent.
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