Craig Shearon

Illustration BDes (Hons)

Craig Shearon is a multi-disciplinary artist who focuses on illustration, experimenting with many forms, and writes his own thought-provoking stories.

About

Even though my themes are whimsical, I want to create an experience and a shared sense of realism in my illustrations. When it comes to my creative choices, I appreciate being free to experiment with numerous styles and execute what works best for the brief. I've always enjoyed bringing sophisticated narratives into my work and deconstructing them in the illustrations; sometimes this comes across as cinematic, which is how I see each creation, as an extension of a larger picture. Every project has its own personality, which informs how I interpret the final illustrated work; my passion for design comes into play here as well, as I want to build a more personable relationship with the individuals seeing the artwork.

Memoir

Bright pink flowers border the square illustration with a side profile of myself wearing a knights armour. The visual look is akin to the pre-raphaelites era of painting.

Reborn in the light of spring' was an illustration based on six words that represent how spring makes me feel like a new person, a transformative season.

Utopia

A scientific illustration of an anatomy of an orb weaver spider. It has illustrations of how they weave their webs on the right hand side and is illustrated in a sleek contemporary style.

This illustration explores the never-ending concept of what a utopia means and how explorers search for lost treasure but seem to nothing find it.

Glasgow Women's Library Podcast Illustrations

'Mango' by Laura Marney is a short story based on the Congolese Genocide and follows the story of a young woman named LuLu whose assault left her scarred.

Anatomy of an Orb Weaver Spider

A scientific illustration of an anatomy of an orb weaver spider. It has illustrations of how they weave their webs on the right hand side and is illustrated in a sleek contemporary style.

This illustration has a graphic vector style which educates children on the beauty of your local garden spiders. This was one of my favourite projects to work on throughout my degree.

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