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Russ Leach

 

 

 

              

 

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About Me

I started my career in ‘design for print’ and publishing and have moved through traditional production into web design and full circle back to publishing. I have found along the way many traditional skills are still very relevant to current production techniques and feel my experience in multiple areas of production to be one of my greatest assets.
At present I am working as a sequential artist, illustrator and concept artist.



Skills and Strengths

• Figure drawing and structure
• Sequential art and scene exposition
• Framing of scenes and composition
• Depth and scale
• Team player
• Experience in logo and corporate design and DTP
• Extensive production experience within teams and studios using a range of techniques, tools and software
• Range of creative strengths including design and an understanding of newly emerging media techniques as well as sequential art
• Excellent communication skills and a team player
• Use of digital processes to produce traditional looking work at high standard and at speed
• Able to work at pace and meet deadlines

Career path

I have worked as a graphic designer, art director, freelance illustrator, sequential artist, story board artist and web developer for multiple agencies and publishers as well as my own limited companies.

I have been involved in magazine, brochure, online and web publishing since 1987.



Most recent Comic strip / sequential art / comic illustration projects

Assignment/project : StormChasers
Flagship series for Unstoppable comics (from issue 5 onwards)
Pencils/inks - digital line-work for all sequential art plus covers
22 pages per issue
Status – current
Samples at - http://www.kre8uk.net/illustration/stormchasers.php

Assignment/project : Spectral Detective
Short with Kevin Gunstone (writer for Image, Marvel comics)
Pencils/inks - digital line-work for all sequential art plus cover
10 pages
Status – finished
Samples at - http://www.kre8uk.net/illustration/spectraldetective.php

Assignment/project : Foxglove
Short with Steve Tanner (writer for Time Bomb Comics)
Pencils/inks - digital line-work for all sequential art plus cover
6 pages
Status – finished
Samples at - http://www.kre8uk.net/illustration/foxglove.php

Assignment/project : Ash & Moose Advertising / Marketing strip for Ashdown Music
Character development and design
Pencils/inks - digital line-work, colouring and lettering for all sequential art plus cover
6 pages
Status – published
Samples at - http://www.kre8uk.net/illustration/ashdown.php

Assignment/project : Red Angel
4 issue mini-series for What the flux comics
Character development and design
Pencils/inks - digital line-work for all sequential art plus 4 covers with two variant wraparound covers
22 pages per issue
Status – published
Samples at - http://www.kre8uk.net/illustration/redangel1.php

Assignment/project : One and Done
Anthology for Invest Comics
Pencils/inks - digital line-work for selected sequential art
Status - published

Assignment/project : The Chronic Argonauts
Original Graphic Novel for New Baby Productions
Character development and design
Pencils/inks - digital line-work for all sequential art plus cover
106 pages
Status – being published
Samples at - http://www.kre8uk.net/illustration/chronicargonauts.php

Assignment/project : Spirit Force 1
Speculative short for Mortal World Entertainment
Pencils/inks - digital line-work for all sequential art plus cover
7 pages
Status - finished

Assignment/project : Fractal Friction
Guest spot on Fractal Friction
Pencils/inks - digital line-work for selected sequential art
Status - published

Assignment/project : Birdman
Advertising / Marketing strip for The Little Experience
Character development and design
Pencils/inks - digital line-work, colouring and lettering for all sequential art plus cover
4 pages

Status - published

 

                      
Artwork: Russ Leach
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