Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, I’ve been drawing since an early age inspired by comics, films and roleplaying games, and by my Dad. My parents walls are covered in my Dad’s oil and watercolour landscapes and portraits, I was always encouraged to draw. I spent most of my teenage years collecting 2000AD, and trying to copy people like Glenn Fabry, Bryan Talbot, Simon Bisley and Brian Bolland.
I started designing motion graphics for television 25 years ago, producing animation and motion graphics for commercials, programmes and corporate videos, so my drawing slipped by the wayside a little.
My interest in drawing was revived a few years ago, and I now sketch as much as I can, as well as concentrating on my day job. For my 2d illustration, I mostly work digitally on Photoshop, Painter or Artrage and a Wacom tablet, but still do a lot of my thumbnailing and sketching with pencil and paper. I have also recently started working my pen and ink. For my motion graphics work and 3d, I use Blender, Photoshop and After Effects and Resolve. I occasionally play around with other software like Krita, Sculptris, Alchemy or Pencil. I try to use open source software as much as possible.
Alan H Perry