2D & 3D Illustration

I developed a bit of reputation in the workplace some years ago for doodling robots on scraps of paper and agendas during meetings, Some people doodle squares, circles or patterns, whereas it is almost usually robots for me. They can have legs, wheels, cameras for eyes, aerials for hair, it is to be reassured though that if I do start doodling robots during a meeting I am concentrating on the discussion and thinking of the matter in hand. This involuntary love for doodling robots takes a natural progression to 2D (vector) and 3D (modelling) illustration work, so you will see a few robots that have evolved from the top of a meeting agenda to screen.

Constructing Type Helvetica Graphics and Media Scarborough North Yorkshire
Constructing Type Helvetica Graphics and Media Scarborough North Yorkshire

Illustration work is an important aspect of design work, it enables a visual representation that is unique and bespoke for an individuals' needs and foregoes any issues of licensing artwork or having to make an ‘off the shelf’ design fit in to the overall design intentions.

360 Degree
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The artwork I produce is developed depending upon the need, this means a decision is made as to whether to draw using 2D vector illustration techniques or construct using 3D modelling.

Ice Cream Sundaes Illustration Graphics and Media Scarborough North Yorkshire
Ice Cream Sundaes Illustration Graphics and Media Scarborough North Yorkshire

There are advantages and disadvantages to both types of work. 2D vector illustration is scalable, meaning it can be resized to any proportions, whether this is for postage stamp size or for livery on the side of a bus. 3D illustration however means that a design can be created once, but then output in a limitless number of viewpoints (above, below, multiple sides).

Yorkshire Dog and Tortoise - Yorkshire Illustration and digital media specialist. York Leeds Scarborough web design graphic design animation 3d and interactive media

2D or 3D artwork can be applied as concept art for architecture, environments, buildings and the visualisation of proposed plans and ideas. The following slides are 3D concept artworks that were produced to visualise how the proposal of town centre greenery and street furniture may look. Concept art can be produced as illustrations or 3D rendered models, in addition to this artwork can be animated to provide the feel of construction, developing progress, comparison for before and after and video walkthroughs.

Some of my illustration work may demonstrate obvious traits of 2D drawing and 3D modelling, however there are crossovers in style, for instance a 3D design may be required but 3D modelling may not be the appropriate method of development when a 3D design may be best drawn manually using vector imagery.

IIllustration Design Fish and Chips Graphics and Media Scarborough North Yorkshire Coast
IIllustration Design Deckchair Graphics and Media Scarborough North Yorkshire Coast
IIllustration Design Seaside Ice Cream Graphics and Media Scarborough North Yorkshire Coast
IIllustration Design Spa Suncourt Graphics and Media Scarborough North Yorkshire Coast

To give an example of where 2D and 3D illustration is used on this page, the ice creams and seaside images of the deckchair, fish and chips and Scarborough Spa Suncourt are all 2D illustrations, whereas the Constructing Type ‘Helvetica’ image is purely 3D. Like wise the robots you will see dotted about the website are 3D.

SciFi Robot 3D Illustration Made in Scarborough Yorkshire
Athletics and Running Club Graphic Design and Illustration of Yorkshire runners
Zizi Jeanmaire Dancer Anything Goes Illustration and Graphic Design Yorkshire Coast
3D Robot design by Ben Nolan Scarborough North Yorkshire
Parrot Illustration using Adobe Illustrator Yorkshire
Modernist Design and Minimilism in Yorkshire
3D Halloween Pumpkin in Dean Road Cemetery Scarborough North Yorkshire
Wykeham Lakes Scarborough Abstract Art Work
Whitby Harbour Print Modernist Design and Modern Art
Valentines Retro Vintage Artwork from the era of Bakelite
The Beatles Help as Subbuteo football playes Graphic Deisgn Made in Scarborough
The Running Raconteur Ben Nolan Scarborough Yorkshire Marathon London Marathon Scarborough 10k
Horse and equine illustration and art North Yorkshire
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Graphic Novel style gothic artwork Made In Scarborough
Modern Art Modernism and Swiss Graphic Design of the Clock Tower Esplanade Scarborough
Ichthyosaur Marine Reptile fossils of the Yorkshire Coast in Scarborough Rotunda Museum and Whitby Pannett Park
Sligo Town County Sligo Ireland Illustration of harp
Everyday is Like Sundae illustration Morrissey of The Smiths