Oliver Catherall

Liverpool, U.K.

Oliver Catheralls Illustrative style is influenced heavily on old children’s adventure books from the mid 50’s. He takes inspiration from…

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Oliver Catheralls Illustrative style is influenced heavily on old children’s adventure books from the mid 50’s. He takes inspiration from illustrator Fortunino Matania ‘ he has beautiful detailed illustrations and then random pencil or pen marks from the previous owner trying to colour the image in’. Oliver Catherall finds this fascinating and whenever he creates an image the spectator is given a sense of nostalgia front the work, taking them back to childhood.

Oliver Catheralls work always starts in black and white using pen & ink with a simplistic sense to it. He likes to focus more on individual characters or little scenes at first. He then focuses on the whole of the illustration. ‘This I believe helps the spectator My Illustrative style is influenced heavily on old children’s adventure books from the mid 50’s. I take inspiration from illustrator Fortunino Matania. He has beautiful detailed illustrations and then random pencil or pen marks from the previous owner trying to colour the image in. I find this fascinating and whenever I create an image the spectator is given a sense of nostalgia from the work, taking them back to childhood.

My work always starts in black and white using pen & ink with a simplistic sense to it. I like to focus more on individual characters or little scenes at first. I then focus on the whole of the illustration. This I believe helps the spectator hone in on the illustration more and provides more detail to each illustration.

My style is that I like to focus on creating the illustration using pencil on paper and then inked over in black. I then like to add colour using Indian ink or coloured pencil. in on the illustration more and provides more detail to each illustration.’

‘My style is that I like to focus on creating the illustration using pencil on paper and then inked over in black. I then like to add colour using Indian ink or coloured pencil.’

http://www.olivercatherall.co.uk
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