I am Chris Hall Draws, an illustrator & content creator from the UK with a passion and love for creating engaging art. You will usually find me either creating in my little studio or taking walks in nature to come up with my next ideas.
I have always been into art and drawing, but after doing graphic design for quite some years I realised that this was not where my true passion laid. So I gradually over time started transitioning over to illustration, and so far it has gone amazingly well and I am loving every aspect of it!
I get a huge amount of inspiration from nature. I think this mainly comes from where I live - a small little village in the countryside the UK. There are nature elements around me all the time, and I become very passionate about the colors and textures that I find. I always seem to be drawn to creating illustrations that have a calm relaxing vibe to them. I want the viewer to look at them and be taken away from the crazy pace of modern life for a bit 😊
I think my current work I have been doing for Adobe Behance Live steaming. It has been a completely new experience and challenge for me, and has pushed me to create more and spend less time overthinking some of my illustrations.
I have a small dedicated room in my home which is my little studio space. I do however try to get out and about to illustrate too. I think that's one of the big advantages of using your iPad Pro as the main tool - you can go anywhere with it! And if you have a creative mind block you can just go to a different space. I often will go to local coffee shops or even outside to draw from nature; but usually when the weather is warmer!
It has been great doing these streaming tutorials on Behance Adobe Live! It's a service that has not been released yet but will be soon. I have been testing the service out with the Adobe Team using the Adobe Fresco app. It is going to be a fantastic promotion tool for all creatives when it is released, and would encourage any of your readers to check it out.
I usually start with a quick rough sketch of the idea I have which I usually do in a little notebook I carry around with my iPad Pro. Then I will start doing a cleaner version sketch before putting down a base colour, working into the illustration over the top with a lot of layers! :-) I use Adobe Fresco, Procreate, Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Premiere Rush to edit my tutorial videos. In terms of Hardware, I have iMac and iPad Pro with an apple pencil and my iPhone for filming videos.
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