It's the seventh day of Scotch Corner which makes me the last of the group (well until the sixth member appears) to post and say hello. So, very much in the style of an AA meeting...
"Hello, I'm Graeme Neil Reid and I'm a freelance illustrator". I worked in the advertising and marketing industry for a long time and six years ago became freelance with a view to stop wasting my time and pursue a career as an illustrator. It seems to be working. You can see some samples of my work at my website gnreid.co.uk and more work and textual blethering at my blog site.
Since I became freelance I pretty much developed a style that I consistently use but art itself is forever evolving and I hope to use Scotch Corner as an opportunity to try different approaches and experiment with my work. I'll not always be able to show something new (borrowed or blue) so on those days I'll dip back into my archive.
To begin its an illustration I completed a couple of weeks back for the magazine Radio Times. It was for the radio listings for a 'Play for the Day' on BBC Radio 4 of the long running sci-fi serial 'Journey into Space'. The brief called for an 'episode specific' illustration rather than a generic representation of Journey into Space, so we have the main character, Jet Morgan, and his crew mates in cryo-sleep about to be awoken by the distress call from a mysteriously abandoned space freighter, oooohhh! A lot of fun to draw.
Next week I'm going to step back in time for me and paint something traditionally. And by that I mean with a paint brush and paints and not with a stylus pen and Photoshop. I'm all ready worried about the outcome!