Animals, real and imagined
When and how did you become an artist?
Always loved drawing, just a natural progression of my interests, having a background in science my work has become quite technical. I've been working on and off as an illustrator for the past 2 years.
Who or what are your inspirations and why?
As well as real creatures, I really love drawing fantasy creatures, giving them back stories, thinking of their designs from a biological perspective and using illustration to bring them to life. My favourite illustrator is James Gurney who produces fantastic illustrations of dinosaurs in a fantasy setting. I've always liked telling stories and creating fantasy worlds, illustrating is a simply one way of doing this.
Tell us your favourite joke... :-D
I've got no idea off the top of my head! Can't think of anything...sorry!
To Contact Shirin: