Portfolio: Louis Roskosch

Illustrator and comic artist, Dorset, UK

Comic artist Louis Roskosch describes his work as "non-pretentious. Silly but well crafted". We concur.

Where did you train, and what did you specialise in?

Animation at Bournemouth Arts institute. 

What's your favourite tool?

A blue pencil. It's something I picked up when studying animation. It’s so smooth and nice to draw with.

What techniques to do you use most?

Recently, I've started using my phone's camera to capture a sketch. I'll then import this into my computer, where I'll use Photoshop to draw over it digitally and add colour. 

What's your favourite piece you've created?

The cover for my graphic novel, Leeroy and Popo. I think its got a nice warm feeling to it. 

What kinds of materials do you work with?

A sketchbook, blue pencils, and if I'm doing some observational drawing I will also use a brush or nib, and ink pen.

What (if any) computer packages do you use?

Mainly Photoshop, though recently I've started dabbling with illustrator.

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

I've produced an illustration for Bloomberg business week magazine and my work has appeared in an anthology on Nobrow press. 

What inspires you?

Really odd (and interesting) people.

Favourite websites / blogs?

Roddy Piper's podcast - http://toadhopnetwork.com/f/RodPod

Inspired by a Gama bomb song of the same name.

A Christmas card for this year, with all the main Leroy and Popo characters.

For a book, where I was asked to draw my five favourite childhood toys.

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A poster I did for a TV show’s pilot.

A illustration from a project about ‘missing birds’.