George Butler // Research

George Butler is a contemporary artist and illustrator. His work tackles international problems and current affairs with a delicate intricacy and wonder. His combination of ink, pen and watercolour leads to an incredibly atmospheric presence on the page with a stark contrast to his pure colour backgrounds.

His work remains incredibly hand rendered but still presents itself as professional and finished images, I think that this is down to the confidence in his line work. His work tells the viewer exactly where to look through the use of lines connecting the foreground and background.

Butler often flattens the three-dimensional world around him and doesn’t worry about making it realistic but instead capturing the atmosphere around him on location.

This ability to flatten and capture the first-hand atmosphere is something I would really like to incorporate into my own work during this project.

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