Phill Evans Illustration Shropshire freelance digital illustrator
About Phill About Phill

Drawing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember but it has been the centre of my professional world since I graduated from the North Wales School of Art & Design in 2008 (at the tender age of 42.) Being a tad older than my student peers my influences came from a different era than theirs. I grew up reading hand-me-down books illustrated by Arthur Rackham, John Tenniel and Randolph Caldecott. As a teenager I fell under the spell of Aubrey Beardsley at the same time as I began to appreciate contemporary and particularly comic book artists like John Buscema and David Lloyd. Manga and anime have passed me by and still leave me cold despite much urging by friends to explore their delights.  Sorry.

In my illustrative work I bring a traditional type of draughtsmanship to a predominantly digital execustion (Adobe Photoshop is my tool of first choice although I also use Adobe Illustrator and Corel Painter.) I find that the ability to layer photographic textures into a hand drawn image allows me to develop traditional looking images with a contemporary twist. Working digitally also allows me to ocompensate for any degrading of my drawing skills caused by multiple sclerosis, which is what disrupted my previous career and allowed me to retrain as an illustrator. So all’s well that ends well, eh?

I am currently undertaking an MA in Design Practice at Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Wales and developing an Extreme Colouring Book For Extreme Colourists using a doodling technique I developed as a warm up exercise when MS makes my hands a little stiff:

 

Portfolio A few of my illustration pieces.
  • Camlad Apiaries
Honey label design
2012
  • Women's History for Beginners(cover).
by Dr Bonnie Morris, Phill Evans.
For Beginners Books, Connecticut. 2012.
  • Women's History for Beginners(internal illustration).
by Dr Bonnie Morris, Phill Evans.
For Beginners Books, Connecticut. 2012.
  • Women's History for Beginners(internal illustration).
by Dr Bonnie Morris, Phill Evans.
For Beginners Books, Connecticut. 2012.
  • Women's History for Beginners(internal illustration).
by Dr Bonnie Morris, Phill Evans.
For Beginners Books, Connecticut. 2012.
  • Women's History for Beginners(internal illustration).
by Dr Bonnie Morris, Phill Evans.
For Beginners Books, Connecticut. 2012.
  • Women's History for Beginners(internal illustration).
by Dr Bonnie Morris, Phill Evans.
For Beginners Books, Connecticut. 2012.
  • Women's History for Beginners(internal illustration).
by Dr Bonnie Morris, Phill Evans.
For Beginners Books, Connecticut. 2012.
  • Women's History for Beginners(internal illustration).
by Dr Bonnie Morris, Phill Evans.
For Beginners Books, Connecticut. 2012.
  • Women's History for Beginners(internal illustration).
by Dr Bonnie Morris, Phill Evans.
For Beginners Books, Connecticut. 2012.
  • Alice 1
2012
  • Alice 2
2012
  • Barbarella
2012
  • A Company Of Wolves.
Competition entry, 2012
  • A Company of Wolves.
Competition Entry, 2012
  • Logo design
Halu Clothing
2012.
  • Teeshirt design
Halu Clothing, 2012
  • El Lucdhador
Teeshirt Design
Halu Clothing, 2012
  • Teeshirt design.
Halu Clothing, 2012
  • Teeshirt Design
Halu Clothing, 2012
  • Lyra Belacqua.
Character study.
  • Lord Asrael
Character Study.
  • Miss Jordan,a 19th century prostitute.
Character study.
  • Miss Nunn,a 19th century prostitute.
Character study.
  • Mario Rodríguez Losada (O Pinche, O Langullo). Guerrilla Warfare in Galicia
by Antonio Téllez Solá
Christie Books, 2012
  • A Bee In My Bonnet: Obsessions of a Bee Keeper.
Louise Westwood.
Northern Bee Books, 2012
  • Moonlight, Nurser & Machinery
John Paul Catton,
Winston Saint Publications, 2012
  • Be Someone's Hero.
Event publicity, 2010.
  • Assassin.
SPICA publishing
2011
  • The Jabberwocky.
Private commission
2011
  • The generals.
Private commission.
2009
  • Fading Lady.  
Inspired by the work of Coles Philips.
  • Fading Lady.  
Inspired by the work of Coles Philips.
  • Xtreme birthay card for adolescent boys.
Clintons Cards.
  • Xtreme birthay card for adolescent boys.
Clintons Cards
  • Xtreme birthay card for adolescent boys.
Clintons Cards
  • Christmas card.
Whittington Castle Trust, 2009
  • Christmas Card selected for Glyndwr University, 2007.
  • Christmas Card selected for Glyndwr University, 2007.
  • Christmas card.
  • Christmas card.
  • Randolph Caldecott Society
Competition Winner, 2008
  • Randolph Caldecott Society
Competition Winner, 2008
  • Randolph Caldecott Society
Competition Winner, 2008
  • Golden Age Kiss.
Contact
Telephone:
work(+44) 07824 444 861
Cellphone:
cell(+44) 07824 444 861