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Lee Richards

IllustratorSwansea, United Kingdom
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Lee Richards

IllustratorSwansea, United Kingdom
About me
Lee is a Swansea based Illustrator with a diverse knowledge of different techniques and media. He is particularly interested in, and skilled at, printmaking and digital editing and always pays great attention to detail and quality. Recurring themes throughout his work include the celebration of iconic portraiture and compositions featuring architecture that has inspired him whilst travelling. leerichardsdesign@gmail.com
  • Iconic PortraitureThese portraits look at what makes a character/persona iconic. Lee deconstructs the drawn portraits into limited colour palettes and bold piercing black halftone outlines. The off-centre coloured backgrounds show how the imperfections do not affect the viewer’s understanding of the subject matter. While the torn paper edge suggests that even if the character is torn away from the subject, a trace of that iconic character is still left behind.
  • Penguin Student Design Awards 2019/ 2020Entries for the Penguin Student Design Awards in the Adult Fiction section for both 2020 (The Night Manager) and 2019 (Norwegian Wood).
  • City TravelsThese foldout zines and posters are inspired by various locations Lee has visited. Strong black lines and use of subtle colour palettes relate to each location. Printmaking and risograph techniques enhance the final quality of each zine. They can be used as a souvenir or memento to keep, designed to open out revealing the main poster image.
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Projects credited in
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David, BA (Hons) IllustrationILLUSTRATION at Swansea enjoys a reputation for producing a diverse and eclectic range of illustrators. The broad and dynamic programme is designed to develop both creative and professional skills, blurring boundaries with Fine Art, Graphic Design, Animation, and other disciplines. It reflects and embraces the diverse nature of contemporary illustration and encourages students to challenge the concept of what illustration can be. The lively and creative atmosphere in our studios provides a comfo
  • Illustration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Printmaking
  • Screen Printing
  • Drawing
  • Portrait Drawing
  • Portraits
  • Zine Design
  • Book Covers