Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Ian Miller

Ian Miller is an illustrator and artist who has produced images for Games Workshop, 2000AD and J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings to name but a few.

The image I have featured in my influence map is a shot from the James Herbert graphic novel he illustrated, as it shows everything about him that inspires me: detailed linework, organic twisting of architectural shapes and spaces and a limited palette used to enhance the impact of an image.

This work is from a horror novel cover, and shows how he uses detailed line work and organic shapes to create an unsettling piece that reflects the novel within.

These are works from a book detailing the world of Tolkien (That I was lucky enough to pick up for £3!) They show his use of line and detail again, but also demonstrate his non-use of colour in some aspects. I think the images are perfect as they are and that any colour applied would take away from the descriptive aspect of the images.

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