Next up in our series of illustrator profiles is Adam Forster.
What first got you interested in illustration as a career?
As a career I knew I wanted to do something within the creative field and my college tutor told me to look at going down the illustration route and I haven’t regretted it since.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from pulp/retro comics, sci-fi films or anything that is quirky or a bit odd.
Tell us about your process and the tools you use:
When making a piece I create a mock up of my idea in photoshop collaging lots of reference imagery together. I use this to then draw it up and ink by hand. The last stage is the ink drawing in photoshop, colouring it in and then adding texture.!
Describe your illustration style in 3 words.
Retro, textured & creepy.
What would be your dream commission, and who would it be for?
Dream commission would be a vinyl cover for a band I listen to.
What advice would you give to other illustrators and artists?
Just keep getting your name out there, don’t give up it will be hard to begin with but the key thing is to just keep trying.
What’s next for you?
At the moment I’ve just started being freelance full time so the future is me trying to give this a really good go and to see if I can make a living off of it.