Carlina, 2011 – Andrew Kelly. Ink and watercolour on paper.
“Ever since I can remember I have been drawing and scribbling on paper. It has always been one of my main passions. I excelled in the artistic subjects through school and knew that I wanted to try and make a living in the creative industry. After school I went to Gray’s School Of Art in Aberdeen to study Graphic Design where I mainly used my illustration and photography skills to create my final designs. I always had a more artistic approach to design and the hand drawn traditional style always felt more natural and appealing to me.
B.B King, 2012 – Andrew Kelly. Ink and watercolour.
“I especially like to do portrait illustrations, whether it be from a photo I took, a musician or a character from a movie. I also create surreal little characters that just pop out of my head. I just try to experiment and push myself to create visually appealing pieces. I am inspired by paintings, illustrations, movies, music, photography, tattoo art, graphic novels and books, most of which are evident in my body of work.
Mark Lanegan, 2011 – Andrew Kelly. Ink and watercolour.
“I recently re-designed the book cover for the novel ‘Tideland’ by Mitch Cullin which was turned into a movie by Terry Gilliam. It’s one of my favourite books (Mitch has a great writing style) and my design is now going to be the official cover when it’s new print edition is released, the cover is already on the ebook. So keep an eye out in your local book store shelf!
Crazy Larry, 2010 – Andrew Kelly. Ink, watercolour and Photoshop.
“I plan on doing my own T-shirt designs. Putting my illustration style on to T-shirts will work well I think. I have always been a fan of cool T-shirts and would love to create some of my own. This is something I plan to work on over the next few months.
Pennywise The Clown, 2012 – Andrew Kelly. Ink, watercolour and fine liner pen.
“I am also starting a horror series. Horror movies played a big part in my life and I now want to do some fun paintings/drawings of some of my favourite characters like Pennywise from Stephen King’s IT , Ash from Evil Dead, Freddy Krueger etc which I will hopefully exhibit some day in the future.”
To see more of Andrew’s expressive – yet perhaps quite dark – illustrations, or to even see his other talents, all you have to do is visit his portfolio online.