James Gilleard is a freelance illustrator/animator and concept artist originally from a small village called Garthorpe in Yorkshire. He says he loves old cartoons – 1950s animation, vintage film posters, pulp comics, past-future predictions, birds, dinosaurs, robots, 1960s cars and loads of other rubbish. You can see it all in his artwork.
The Art Of Color
Studies of Japan landscape from a car window.
James Gilleard has a style that is at the same time retro and futuristic. His artwork combines a sense of the 50s and 60s nostalgia and a feeling of the present with a touch of the future. He creates beautiful digital illustrations which, if it comes to composition, are simple and balanced but the use of multiple layers of shapes and textures generates an interesting effect of distortions which in the end transform his composition into spectacular glitch art.
James says that he generally starts a new project by researching, mainly photographs before sketching in a sketchbook which he then traces in vector. Most of the final artwork is comped together in photoshop where he adds textures, overlay filters, and colors.
All artwork by James Gilleard
More of Japan by car on James’s website.