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Richey Beckett Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, 05 Jun 2012
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'I can’t stress enough just how important the preparation is, sometimes. I’ll spend more time on that than the illustration. I’ll create collage sheets for each project, either for reference or just a collection of imagery that has the right feel and atmosphere, and then I’ll surround myself with that whilst I work. Symbolism is not only important, but also interesting, and I enjoy using a project as a catalyst to discover new things. If there’s a logo, symbol or motif, even a type of flower or plant, I’ll want to find out what it might represent – you’d be surprised how hard it is to find an object, natural or manmade, that doesn’t hold some sort of symbolic power.' Richey Beckett

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