Edward Blake Edwards
Fine Art graduate, freelance illustrator and graphic artist currently working and living in Brighton.
Specialising in fine representational ink drawing, I have a range of influences, but my inspiration initially stems from the medium itself. Much of my work explores the relationship between the fluidity and solidity of ink. Perhaps counterintuitively, in order to achieve a realistic representation of the flowing medium, my technique is a highly controlled one painstakingly built up from thousands of dots. Producing each piece is a process I enjoy loosing myself in.
Realism and elements of the fanciful are often juxtaposed, co-existing and colliding in my work. With influences including organic natural forms, the female form, fashion, sub and popular culture and the decadent playing a part in my work.