Jac­qui Davis

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Lo­ca­tion: Eng­land Web: http://ifxm.ag/j-davis Email: log­ic­fairy@gmail.com ME DIA: Pho­to­shop

Jac­qui has spent the past three years as a free­lance il­lus­tra­tor, cre­at­ing art for board games and chil­dren’s pub­li­ca­tions. “I work pri­mar­ily in Pho­to­shop with my trusty Cin­tiq,” she re­veals. “I started out learn­ing to be a 2D an­i­ma­tor, so the tablet re­minds me of the old light boxes. My ter­ri­ble danc­ing showed me that I had no sense of tim­ing and I soon de­cided to stick with my first love, which was illustration.”

While she works Jac­qui usu­ally has ei­ther a good fan­tasy show or doc­u­men­tary play­ing (“Who doesn’t love David At­ten­bor­ough?”), which is where she gets a lot of ideas for her per­sonal work.

1 Lion Sleeps Tonight “I had a couple of weeks com­pletely client free, so I de­cided to be a bit self­ind­ul­gent and paint one of my char­ac­ters. It was the first piece I’d painted us­ing masks in Pho­to­shop and wow, did they save me a lot of time!”

2 For­mula E “One of my first board games was For­mula E for Game Salute. The art di­rec­tor was great to work with and helped a lot with this piece. I’ll al­ways look back on this paint­ing fondly.”

3 Arc­tic Fox “One of my favourite TV shows grow­ing up was The An­i­mals of Farthing Wood. I later read the books, and this piece is a homage to both. I spend a lot of time draw­ing my own band of foxes and it was really my first ven­tures into char­ac­ter cre­ation.”

4 In the Woods “I feel I tend to use quite static poses, so in this piece I was try­ing to go for some­thing with a bit more ac­tion than I usu­ally do. Half­way through I ac­ci­den­tally flat­tened the file and al­most aban­doned it, but was glad that I didn’t. When I do non-client work I usu­ally try to do some­thing new and here I worked on try­ing to cre­ate an at­mos­phere with dap­pled light.”


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