I am a 21-year-old freelance artist with work experience as a graphic designer for a publishing company in Leicestershire, England. My interests include (though are not limited to) comic book illustration/writing, Renaissance & Impressionist-era painting, sci-fi art & literature, symbolism in art, political cartoons and satirical work, among a multitude of other areas. I am a gifted draftsman and painter, and have practiced both disciplines all my life. I have also branched into digital artwork recently, using Photoshop and Illustrator to create flyers, business cards and the like, and in my spare time rendering imaginary landscapes. I am currently studying Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, England, and many of my creative efforts are ideologically-charged by my academic studies.
My ambition is to work full-time in the comics/graphic novel industry, and every day I try to hone my inking, pencilling and layout skills further. I also continue to develop new ideas for storylines and characters, and my own personal visual-style. Additionally, I often take commissions to do paintings, portraits, tattoo designs, etc. but I love challenges, and often find that I work best outside of my comfort-zone, so whatever you are looking for, don't be afraid to ask!
I have some work online at: james-coutts.deviantart.com
here you will find examples of my paintings, life drawings, character design and digital paintings. It needs updating, but if you have any queries or would like to see examples of anything specific, please do not hesitate to inquire. I am a diligent, professional individual, who will meet deadlines and endeavor to ensure my client's expectations are not just met but surpassed. Thanks,