About

Firstly, let me say thank you for taking the time to look at my portfolio. I am Joseph Crisp, a fine artist and freelance illustrator living in the UK based near London. I studied Fine Art’s at the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) for three years. Covering the following art practices:

  • Painting,
  • Illustration,
  • Print making
  • Graphic design

My main focus is fine line drawing and tattoo designs. When working in exhibitions and for clients I am always asked the same question: ‘What sort of artist am I?’ I have many different answers to this, because I like to look into a large variety of art practices I would say my main focus is illustration, over the years I have found this has become a part of me, and it’s somthing that has grown on me over time in my day to day life.

My process is to firstly talk to a client and then sketch out my drawings using a pencil then go over with a fine tip pen in detail to make certain, important parts, stand out, and trying to add as much detail as I can into certain illustration. Ok I am going to be honest with you here …. It would be foolish of me to say that my art practise was based solely on the use of one medium, I don’t like to narrow myself down to any one given aspect of art so I am open to different ideas and style.

I have a key focus within my art practise where I look into a large verity of subject matters, normally based on the human body, nature, pollution and traveling and try and portray beauty within destruction, as I mentioned before illustration is a large part of my practice. I enjoy looking into different concepts and would not base my work on one particular area.

In addition to my drawing and painting,; using these methods combined, I like to produce pieces of work that I would call mixed media; involving paint or a screen print as a base and adding detail and layers by using collage and drawing. I aim to create a sense of union between the often quite strikingly different methods of art.

If you would like to work with me to bring your ideas to life or have any questions feel free to send me a message. You can do this by using the contact form here. Or connect with me by using the social connections in the footer

Illustration and desinge is a very niche market, which may be appealing when used with a logo identity to support your brand and getting your business up and running.

At crispyj-Art we can create bespoke illustrated logo graphics and original pen drawings that are unique to yourself or your company, weather it be a tattoo designs or album artwork, posters and flyers, or just need help getting an idea down on paper. we are hear to help. 

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