Illustrations by David Julian Lopez
I live in Australia, and with everything going on in America regarding Mike Brown and the Ferguson community, it occurred to me that I’ve only ever seen/heard of white Australians thinking about moving to the states. Then I realised that as much as that could be because a person of colour might rightly fear for their life upon emigrating to America, I’d say the main reason I’ve never heard a black Australian talk about it is because we already killed most of our people of colour about 200 years ago when we invaded this country. Just something to keep in mind if you come from a predominantly white, English-speaking country and still feel like talking shit about the US for the way they treat their black people.
Ballpoint on moleskine.
Pencil Illustrations on bristol board.
Guy Shield’s imaginative illustrations are ones that are well-crafted and thought of. The process begins with a draft then Shield continues the process through layering different mediums on top of each other – starting with pencil, continuing with ink and ultimately finishing with tools in Photoshop. It may not certainly be a unique process but his work is full of promise, which obviously delivers, and what he produces has a quirky, street-art feel about it - not to mention his fine choice of colour, composition and narrative.
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I didn’t get a chance to post this while at SDCC, but this was my contribution to Mondo’s set of Gaurdian prints. Sold out super quick! I’ll have some artist proofs at some point. Thanks to everyone who came by the booth! It was a lot of fun meeting everyone!