Explosions of bright, colourful energy are what a hit you when looking at the work of illustrator Camilla Perkins. It’s difficult to have a bad day when looking through her portfolio, which really is a joyous celebration of colour that invites you to get on board.
Camilla’s illustrations are each a mixed bag of different elements that have been given their own vivid treatment before being woven into the rest of the composition. She plays with transparencies, overlaying, and negative linear drawings for detail.
The resulting images are packed with visual pockets of interest to keep your eyes busy for days. She tells us more about the process of drawing and collation as well as a little about herself.
I’m Camilla Perkins, a freelance Illustrator from Brighton, UK. I make brightly coloured images for both editorial commissions and products such as stationary, ceramics and kitchenware. I’m attracted to drawing strange objects and people that I encounter or can adapt from old photographs.
Colour is central to how I work and I begin each new project by creating a limited palette of about four or five colours.
I draw everything by hand either in black marker pen or by painting on to acetate and scratching through the surface with a knife. I then change the colours and put everything together using Photoshop.
© Camilla Perkins, 2014