Portfolio: Chris King

Illustrator, Norwich, UK

Chris King likes making bold, colourful imagery that echoes a strong idea – and, he says, "a silly idea if I can help it."

Where did you train and what did you specialise in?

Illustration at Norwich University College of the Arts.

What's your favourite tool?

My fingers, which I use to smudge pastels marks.

What has your favourite piece you've created?

Disco Pigeon is one of my favourites; it’s one of the few pieces I created at university that had no tutor input.

What kinds of materials do you work with?

Oil pastels on a mount board.

What (if any) computer packages do you use?

Photoshop CS5

Which clients have you worked for, and where have you exhibited your work?

No clients yet, but my work is currently on show at the London Transport Museum.

What inspires you?

Internet humour, and animals (especially the cool ones like the horse, mole and platypus).

Practice editorial about the rise of 3D printers.

A personal piece after watching Skyfall.

Part of a series of ‘Gillustrations’ I did.

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Practice editorial about the difficulty of dividing your inheritance.

Part of a series called ‘‘The face of winners’’ I did during the olympics.

My ‘Secret London’ Serco Prize for Illustration Entry.

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Another personal project involving dancing food!