Portfolio: Holly Goodwin

Illustrator and Designer, London/Nottingham, UK

Holly Goodwin's work focuses on natural and medical themes, usually with a slightly rough edge. She draws on techniques traditionally used within medical diagrams.

Where did you train?

Illustration at the University of Westminster.

What are your favourite tools?

These would have to be my MacBook Pro and Bamboo graphics tablet, as they are wonderfully portable and replicate drawings almost exactly.

What techniques do you use most?

I combine digital and analogue techniques to create a gritty realistic feel to my work. To do this, I use a mixture of photocopied elements with digital collage and colourisation to achieve a specific aesthetic.

What has been your favourite piece you've created and why?

I’d have to say Veve Bokor. I love the colours that accidentally came about through over-processing.

What kinds of materials do you work with?

I initially work with cellulose thinner on wallpaper, and then refine and colour the piece using Photoshop.

What (if any) computer packages do you use?

Photoshop, InDesign and Gimp.

Where have you exhibited your work?

My work has been shown at London East Gallery, Brick Lane.

What inspires you?

Museums, old medical manuals and travelling.

What are your favourite websites?

Streetanatomy.com and ilovetypography.com.


Foetal Bone Strata

Bokor Veve

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Jar of Serpents


Japanese Doe

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Grey Matter