Strong narrative illustrations by Luke Brookes that use bold pops of colour and composition

in Inspiration / Illustration

With a strong graphic and narrative style, much of Luke Brookes' illustrations use bold colour and composition to weave an interesting story. Since he went freelance in 2012, the Midlands illustrator has been dishing out a wealth of editorial work for clients as impressive as The Telegraph, AOL, Variety, Radio Times, Little White Lies, Computer Arts, National Geographic Traveller, New Scientist Magazine and IKEA.

Although he works across many mediums, Luke has found a specialism in editorial: "I like the challenge it brings – being as succinct as possible, making the message or story of the piece as clear within the illustration as possible. I also find that the tight deadlines of editorial help me to be less fussy with my ideas and go with my instincts and avoid over-working something."

Luke tends to use a combination of pencil, black ink and digital media; although lately, he has been experimenting with using digital alone, and using a vast library of handmade textures and brush strokes. Discover more of his recent work at www.lukebrookes.com.

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