Artist & Illustrator:
"Visual Hardcore / Pencil Illustrations"
Pencil Illustration, Coloured digitally
Pencils 5H to 8B, Indian Ink, White Chalk
"This project was set as one of my final major
projects at university whilst studying Illustration.
The project is an analytical piece comparing and
contrasting two pieces of music from two different
bands, one band being Christian influenced whilst
the other takes an Atheist point of view.
Though being of different social backgrounds I wanted
to investigate to see how similar or different these
bands might be. What captured my interest in these
bands initially were their musical qualities; both
sharing influences of the Post Hardcore genre. This
genre contains aggressive and gritty characteristics
which I would not have expected from a Christian band
before this project.
From my research I then portrayed my interpretation
of these pieces of music in an illustrative form capturing
the essence of the over all piece rather than a purely
literal representation. So rather than necessarily Illustrating
obvious characteristics, I delved into the heart of the pieces
picking up on the possibly unheard qualities behind the music,
and capturing their true beauty and meaning.
I have not attached my interpretations to this project, as
well as which band is Christian or Atheist. I wish for the
viewers to make their own theories about the work
and the music and to take the time to investigate the
bands like I have. To hopefully fully understand their