Location: US Web: www.ijustdraw.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org media: Graphite Illustrator and concept artist Allen’s credits include Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim and Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. When the American isn’t helping shape Hollywood blockbusters, he turns his hand to paintings and drawings that are characterised by their dark elements and surreal themes.
Every piece begins in graphite – a medium that, the artist says, doesn’t cover his page but “infects” it. “Many of my drawings grow out of organic or chaotic experimentation. This led to the phrase ‘graphite-infected paper’ – which is how I describe my work.
“I’ve tried as many different brands of graphite and paper as I can find and I love collecting different types of materials, but almost any pencil will do and almost any paper.”