Stuart Holroyd is a Commercial Illustrator for Film & TV. You will see his work on multiple platforms via many different studios and media outlets.
Stuart is also an avid NFT supporter, releasing his own collections whilst supporting other artists and institutions.
Digital illustration is the creation of visuals by use of digital tools. These tools include software and apps such as Photoshop and Procreate, using a drawing tablet and a stylus pen.
The process is very similar to traditional pencil on paper, except that you can delete a mistake!
Almost all artwork you see in the Film and TV industry is done digital, even if it looks traditional (e.g paper and pencil).
Stuart's clients include Discovery Channel, Warner Brothers and many more.
Stuart comes from a business ownership background, running multiple financial groups.
Rather than having a set price for projects or artwork, he treats every client differently, using a 'budget-base' system which means that once the budget is discussed, he promises to always keep it under that figure.
Stuart is also a huge supporter of independent projects. So, even if you the tightest of budgets, get in touch and you may be surprised!
Each client is unique and each project is bespoke. Even so, Stuart does have a baseline system that helps keep the overarching process at a good level of progression.
It starts with the design of the clients artwork, using references (provided by the client) and (and stock photos, if required). Once the mock-up is reviewed and approved, Stuart then starts on sketching out the linework.
After this the final line work starts and then moves over to colour blocking.
Once the blocking is done, Stuart then starts to add larger details, working his way to very small ones, sometimes using hundreds of layers until the artwork is ready for the final rendering.
The final stage is colour grading the artwork to match the tone and feel the client requires.
This whole process takes between 50-300 hours, depending on the complexity of the artwork.