The subject of this post is the portfolio of a young and very talented illustrator: Patrick Morgan. This time we will not be looking at an illustrator who completely bans the computer from his work process, but quite the contrary: Patrick Morgan’s illustrations are exquisite examples of digital illustration that manages to keep the complexity of the hand-sketch and combine it with the special effects of the digital tablet. He describes himself his creative process, in a few words: “Illustrators stand on the shoulders of giants pushing fashion, photography, design. I work using all this knowledge and then applying it to my book of wonders (my sketch pad). Once collecting the images needed either from found material or location drawing I am ready for my Mac. I scan my drawings in, maybe bitmapping for a raw edge of just playing with the levels to get real hard black” I hope this description helps you if you feel that you’d like to use the same technique in your own work.

40 Exceptional Digital Illustrations by Patrick Morgan

As for Patrick Morgan’s career brief, he graduated Kingston University (London) in 1998 (a Degree in Graphics and Illustration with Commendations for Print Making) and he has been working as a freelance illustrator since, quickly becoming very famous in the field. He has been collaborating with clients from all over the world, including Transport of London, Cingular, Starbucks, Bacardi, Smirnoff, Coca-Cola and Waitrose.

He is not only a freelance illustrator, he has also been working as a university tutor, at the Istituto Marangoni – the prestigious Milan founded Fashion University.

The collection of his illustrations that we’ve gathered here will surely inspire you both in terms of technique and regarding the exquisite graphical composition so you really shouldn’t miss it! It is a wonderful example of digital illustration at the highest level!

CocaCola Passion for Action

CocaCola Passion for Action

GSK GlaxoSmithKline

GSK GlaxoSmithKline

Guinness Lions

Guinness Lions

HP Campaign

HP Campaign

JohnLegend Album

JohnLegend Album

Famous Pencils

Famous Pencils

Landscape

Landscape

Levis Campaign

Levis Campaign

New Yorkee Campaign

New Yorkee Campaign

Nike Campaign

Nike Campaign

Radeliffe and Maconie

Radeliffe and Maconie

Reebok Hibbett Sports

Reebok Hibbett Sports

Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon

UBC media group

UBC media group

Various-Portraits

Various-Portraits

Waitrose Season Campaign

Waitrose Season Campaign

Autumnwinter

Autumnwinter

Chaie

Chaie

Good Food Ad

Good Food Ad

HardRock The Who and Stereophonics

HardRock The Who and Stereophonics

Meschino

Meschino

Oliver Oil Campaign

Oliver Oil Campaign

Puma Red Campaign

Puma Red Campaign

The DailyTelegraph

The DailyTelegraph

Virgin A2Z Campaign

Virgin A2Z Campaign

72 drawings by david Hockney

72 drawings by david Hockney

Artic Monkies

Artic Monkies

Cingular Ad

Cingular Ad

Coca Cola Black

Coca Cola Black

Fashionweek MCQueen

Fashionweek MCQueen

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

Illustrations about Dubai of Karl Lagerfeld

Illustrations about Dubai of Karl Lagerfeld

Jimmy Hendrix

Jimmy Hendrix

Mayor of London Your

Mayor of London Your

Selfridges

Selfridges

The Daily Telegraph winde and Dine

The Daily Telegraph winde and Dine

The Shire

The Shire

Three Bmoile

Three Bmoile

Vodafone Fully Loaded

Vodafone Fully Loaded

Vodafone Ireland

Vodafone Ireland

Waitrose

Waitrose

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