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Paul Gunson

Freelance Children's Book Illustrator & Illustrator

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Kimberly Williams - Gave 1 kudo
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Janet Bradley - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Very whimsical enchanting art Mr, talented artist!" to Paul Gunson
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Paul Gunson - Over 30 days ago
Thank you so much Janet! And back to you with interest! :)
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Said "as usual--fabulous portfolio, paul!!! my favorite has to be "the creator"!!!" to Paul Gunson
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Paul Gunson - Over 30 days ago
Thanks James! He's from a tv series I've written (but still have to find time to make) about Easter Island. I really will have to get going with Kickstarter on it. Sorry for the very late reply - work has been so crazy I haven't been here in months! Hope all is going great with you.
James Lambert - Over 30 days ago
I'm involved with kickstarter myself!!!
Paul Gunson - Over 30 days ago
cool! Hope it's working for you!
Kimberly Williams - Gave 1 kudo
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Paul Gunson - Over 30 days ago
Hi Kimberly! You're welcome. I'm just fine! Taking a month off from storyboarding to look after my little one and finish a children's/young adults book. It's so rare I actually get to enjoy any free time!
Kimberly Williams - Over 30 days ago
That sounds wonderful! Enjoy your time off!
Paul Gunson - Over 30 days ago
well - I finally finished my book - next stage...get an agent or send it to a slushpile and hope for the best!
Kimberly Williams - Over 30 days ago
Congrats on finishing your book! How exciting!
Paul Gunson - Over 30 days ago
Thanks! It's called 'The Little Book of Latterday Victorians' and is full of silly people doing silly things for silly reasons. It's aimed at mature 10 year olds and immature adults.
Kimberly Williams - Over 30 days ago
I can't wait to pick up a copy! You're very talented!
Paul Gunson - Over 30 days ago
Thanks - way too kind! I'll let you know if it gets any interest. I've done a few provisional illustrations, but I'm not really sure at the moment whether I have the stamina to illustrate a whole book in a Victorian woodcut style. But, hey, I should be so lucky to be in a position to choose! Hopefully it'll happen. Hope all is going well in your creative work right now!
Kimberly Williams - Over 30 days ago
You're welcome! Sounds like cool things happening! All is going well here. I will be moving soon and getting more projects completed and then more freelance work afterwards, hopefully!
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Paul Gunson - Over 30 days ago
thanks Kimberly - some lovely work in your folio! :)
Kimberly Williams - Over 30 days ago
Thank YOU! :)
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Another Superman picture- this time more representational. It started off in my imagination but I'm trying to bring some likeness of the current Superman actor Henry Cavill into it. It's still quite a way off, but other work commitments permitting, maybe I'll have it done to my satisfaction by Friday - the film's opening day!
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The first of my Superman images for this week - I love art Deco and thought it might be fun to make an an image in that style using very restrictive tools - just the photoshop ellipse and gradient tools.
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Zack Rudy - Over 30 days ago
nice!
Paul Gunson - Over 30 days ago
Thanks Zack - so sorry for the late reply - but my current job takes up more time than I'd like. In fact more time than I have!
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Said "Well,doing a couple of new images based on Superman - did you know it's 75 years since his debut? Just messing around for my own satisfaction really. Time and professional commitments permitting, I'm hoping to have a final image here by Friday, when Man of Steel opens in the U.S and U.K!"
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Paul Gunson - Over 30 days ago
Hi there - ha, I'm not an expert - I really need to be on this site more often. is it the 'follow me' green button that doubles as the friend button? (Shrugs desperately!!!)
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Paul Gunson - Over 30 days ago
thanks Jon!
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Paul Gunson - Over 30 days ago
Thanks so much Patrick!
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Christmas Elves. This year I thought it would be fun to take the 'Elf yourself' idea into three dimensions and do some personalised ornaments. They started off very rough, but are getting better (and easier!) all the time.
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Paul Gunson - Over 30 days ago
some commissioned Christmas ornaments of a family in elf costume!
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Cartoon characters from my Tv series proposal 'Head to Head', set on Easter Island during the 18th century.
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Demaris M. Jarvis - Gave 1 kudo
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Paul Gunson - Over 30 days ago
thanks Demaris!
Demaris M. Jarvis - Over 30 days ago
ur welcome....
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Bill - Gave 1 kudo
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Paul Gunson - Over 30 days ago
thanks Bill! I love your caricatures and landscapes - especially the summer twilight piece- beautiful and evocative - it made me feel like I wanted to be at that place.
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Updated image. The top is a detail of an idealised view of a return to Smallville by Clark Kent/Superman, based on Supermen of the past, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh -Mostly done without reference - just time! The bottom one is a sketch I did recently of new Superman, Henry Cavill. It was done in pencil on oil pastel paper and finished in Photoshop.
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Said "doing some additional pencil artwork for our elephant book - two more images and possibly some interesting borders and it's ready to go to ebook...."
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The Creator.... this is a character from a tv series idea of mine centering on Easter Island. He's a kind of Prometheus/Methuselah figure who centuries ago brings the stone statues of Easter Island to life to act as sentinels, but is chased away by scared villagers before he has a chance to educate the huge monoliths. I've given him a look of the heads, as if he were doing a self portrait when he sculpted them.
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Jason Carnrike - Over 30 days ago
That's an awesome idea. Very unique.
Paul Gunson - Over 30 days ago
thanks Jason! That's great to hear. I've just finished my first kids book and turning the series outline into the next is one way of getting it out there! Who knows - it might even end up in it actually being an animated series!
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About Me:
I'm a designer/illustrator/animator with 20 years experience.
For the last four years, I've been the assistant director on the PBS Tv show 'The Cat in the Hat knows a lot about that!' with responsibilities from design checking and fixing (backgrounds and character) to ensure the style of the locations and new characters worked in the Seussian universe, overseeing the storyboarding and reviewing the animation as it came in.

I've designed children's tv shows for the BBC and storyboarded for high profile shows such as 'Tiny Planets', 'Fireman Sam' and '3rd and Bird', as well as working as a concept artist for game shows. This has taught me a great deal about staging, composition and compelling storytelling through images.

I've learned a huge range of design styles, and can give you...
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Bromley, London, United Kingdom