We like the way that Henry McCausland draws scenery. The foliage, the hills and valleys, and the characters making their way through, are inked in with rich inky marks and washes. His cityscapes are also full and bustling images, but filled more with diligently drawn parallel lines and tiny brickwork patterns. They’re not illustrations of lone, floating objects, but complete landscapes you can get lost in.
Henry lives and works along the east coast of Kent, UK. It’s a place that may influence his work, we’ve never been there but his illustrations definitely remind us of the thick patchwork of other heather-lined areas of coastal Britain.
On his work, he says, “I think, for me, it’s all about drawing and I like work that looks like it’s been made with pens, ink, pencils, paint, paper— with no artificial additives! But, within that to make a believable world with its own set of internal rules to excite and intrigue”.
© Henry McCausland, 2012