Rock the nation with quirky illustration!
My name is Nick and I’m a thirtysomething* freelance cartoonist and illustrator based in Salisbury, Wiltshire UK and head up Cartoon HQ here at nickgowman.com.
What gets me up in the morning? Well, the prospect of picking up that sketchbook and creating something to make people smile… also probably need to let the dog out too!
What are your favourite things to draw as an cartoonist and illustrator?
I enjoy drawing a variety of subject as an illustrator, but my favourite subjects are dinosaurs and animals, although I’d have to put pirates in there too, simply for the quirky fun you can have with them.
How did you become an illustrator?
I’ve been drawing cartoons and other illustration ever since I could first hold a pencil. I can vividly remember doodling for hours on piles and piles of paper – I couldn’t get enough of it!
I’m heavily influenced by hours and hours of Saturday morning cartoons and badgering my mother for comics at every available opportunity!
These days (as a grown up) I work almost exclusively in digital format. This is simply because of the ease of editing and the fact digital illustration can be applied to a variety of mediums, although almost everything I draw starts out life as a pencil sketch.
Don’t forget, you can also follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and also my blog to keep up to date with my latest creations and projects. You can also read what others have to say about my cartoons!
Shall we create something awesome?
If you feel that you have a great idea for a cartoon illustration, or you’d simply like to discuss some ideas, please get in touch!
*young at heart is a better definition… although big kid will suffice!