Kirsty Rollinson

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Lo­ca­tion: Eng­land Web: www.kjril­lus­tra­tion.com Email: info@kjril­lus­tra­tion.com ME DIA : Pho­to­shop, Manga Stu­dio, pen­cils, pen, ink Kirsty de­cided in her early 30s that she wanted to re­train as an il­lus­tra­tor. She says, “I prob­a­bly learnt more in those years through making mis­takes than any­thing!” With some on­line cour­ses and drop­ping her so­cial life for art and draw­ing prac­tice, she’s now reached a stage where she’s taken that “ter­ri­fy­ing but ex­cit­ing plunge into free­lance illustration.

Kirsty is in­spired by Golden Age il­lus­tra­tors such as Arthur Rack­ham and comic book il­lus­tra­tors in­clud­ing Andy Brase and Jean-Bap­tiste Monge. “I’m also heav­ily in­flu­enced by folk­lore and na­ture, so that fea­tures a lot in my work.”

1 Oops “I really played with this chap’s ex­pres­sion to con­vey just how dod­dery his char­ac­ter is, and I wanted the colours to com­ple­ment the hu­mour and his cheer­ful na­ture. I’ve al­ways wanted to live in a wind­mill, but I won’t be bend­ing down in front of the blades!”

2 Att icus and Lump “My first out­ing in Manga Stu­dio proved an en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ence! The ink­ing pens are very or­ganic and var­ied. This is for a per­sonal project that I had great fun light­ing and play­ing with the mood.”

3 Tipple In The Woods “I wanted a really earthy feel to this piece and chose earthy colours. I pre­fer us­ing lim­ited colour pal­ettes. Once I de­signed the trees, the char­ac­ters kind of just ap­peared as if they’ve al­ways been lurk­ing be­hind one of them!”

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