As you might know, we’re running an event for the Brighton Digital Festival 2015. We are hosting two simultaneous live ‘Layer Tennis’ matches involving four talented Illustrators.
We’ll start with a quick intro to each illustrator and their creative work, then draw names out of hat to see who will face who. Passing a file between them in 15 minute bursts the creative competitors will both collaborate and compete working on top of their opponents illustrations to create one collaborative and ever evolving artwork.
Attendees will be able to watch the artworks unfold on big screens, revealing creative techniques and thought processes live as they happen. Winners will be decided by the crowd at the end of each ‘battle’.
You can see the event page here
In advance of the event, we wanted to take a little time to introduce the creative talent who’ll be competing.
Jenny has been in the animation industry since 2007, working on shows for the BBC, S4C and Channel 5. She specialised in storyboarding for pre school animation and became a freelance storyboard artist in 2013. Jenny has since set up her own online Comic, “Mias and Elle” and has been focussing on that as her full time career (with the support of her online fanbase) the intention is to self publish the comics created.
Some of Jenny’s Work:
Our very own Megan Sayers has been illustrating alongside her career as a graphic designer for the past eleven years. She enjoys a challenge and will try her hand at most illustration styles, as long as they can be achieved in illustrator with her Wacom. Meg believes that a talent for illustration can be the magic ingredient that sets a good designer apart from the rest, and is constantly striving to broaden her illustration skills. Meg’s rather star struck by the other competitors, but excited to get a chance to compete along side three of Brighton’s most awesome illustrators.
Some of Meg’s work:
Richard Nash A.K.A MrBiscuit
With a background in Animation and Publishing; Richard brings together a playful, character driven style of illustration which, since 2010, has gained global coverage. Having spent the last nine years living abroad, he has enjoyed the romantic notion of a nomadic creative lifestyle. Moving back to the beautiful city of Brighton, a city held close to his heart, in September of 2014. Upon moving back to Brighton Richard had the pleasure of working with fantastic local and international clients alongside growing his involvement with the creative and freelance community within the city. When he’s not working, you might find him running along the South Downs, in local coffee shops and swooning over bicycles.
Some of Richard’s Work:
Having worked as an architect, pop-up book and graphic designer Lon has ended up drawing pictures – which is what he told the careers advisor he wanted to do at school. His vector-based illustration is usually intricate, highly-detailed and extremely time consuming – So he’s looking forward to 15 minute time limits! Lon has recently been drawing on beer cans, in magazines and book covers.
Some of Lon’s work:
We are really looking forward to seeing you on the night. So do come along and support your favourite illustrator. More details about the event here: http://brightondigitalfestival.co.uk/event/layertennis/