Combining rich textures of collage and print processes with digital imagery, Harry Woodgate loves creating illustrations that explore psychology, LGBT and queer identities, and how we can protect our natural world.
Over the last few years my work, the St Albans illustrator has been recognised in a number of student and professional award schemes, including the V&A Illustration Awards, Folio Society Book Illustration Award and Penguin Student Design Awards. Harry's also worked on some really interesting projects including a conservationist manifesto, which was presented to Downing Street by wildlife campaigner Chris Packham, as well as producing illustrations for several Pride events.
"Stylistically, I'm influenced by a wide range of things, but one recurring aspect of my work is bustling scenes and busy compositions, which comes from the puzzle books I used to love as a kid – the Usborne Young Puzzles series, and Where's Wally – as well as the works of Dutch Renaissance painters like Bruegel and Hieronymus Bosch, whose huge complex narrative compositions are so easy to get lost in and so full of interesting characters and symbolism."
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