Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Illustrator: David Booth
Posted by Jessica Stewart
David Booth is an illustrator who lives and works in Hampshire. He has worked freelance since
graduating from the University of Portsmouth with a first class degree in Illustration. Around the time of his graduation in 2009 one of his prints was also selected as one of the designs for Southsea’s Deck Your Chairs project. The chosen design is a witty response to one of the local area’s ongoing mysteries surrounding the sinking of the Mary Rose almost five hundred years ago. Booth’s image shows the vessel being dragged underwater by a rather mischievous-looking Kraken-type monster.
And mischief is a theme that is always present in some capacity in David Booth’s art. His images are
all wonderfully humorous; from the bear who has a human doll for comfort, to the more satirical depiction of the social perils of having an “eco-mum”. Elements of Booth’s interest and skill in graphic design are also clear, as each image is crisp, bright, and digitally coloured. For an artist who admits to always being “obsessed with neatness” this format works brilliantly for him, allowing for an understated yet visually striking end result. David Booth is an artist who really knows how to work with his tools, giving him a wide range of possibilities when creating an image.