Art Basket's own Artist, Graphic Designer and Illustrator, David Bond loves both the craftsmanship of traditional techniques and the exciting potential and possibilities of digital technology. His works are a part of his ongoing experiments in drawing, painting and attempting to capture the lively, joyous nature of our four-legged friends.
We had a chat with Dave to find out a little more about his style, influences, and why he prefers painting animals to humans.
How would you describe your artistic style?
It’s a sketchy and expressive figurative style. I start by drawing in Indian ink with a dip pen, I draw quite fast with scribbly lines, trying not to over-think things too much. I then move on to painting with a brush in artist’s inks, starting with watery washes, before working more precisely on the details. I like my paintings to feel dynamic and fresh, I’m trying to capture the lively, even frantic energy that dogs can have.