Daniel Buck

Statement

I am Daniel Buck, a London based illustrator and tattoo apprentice. As a freelance illustrator, my drawings have been featured in two publications, both of which are self-established postgraduate opportunities. I was approached by author Jude Whiley-Morton after he’d seen my work featured in a BBC4 television broadcast “Life Drawing Live!”. On this platform I was able to showcase my skills as a draughtsman, and as a result confirm my second commercial job as a freelance illustrator. My success in figure drawing is the result of my strong understanding of form, anatomy and gesture, which allows me to sketch quickly and concisely. This is a skill I’ve capitalised on as a commercial artist as I am able to sketch my ideas out effectively in front of a client and/or tattoo customer.
This body of work was created during my final semester, exploring/celebrating the versatility of charcoal.

Achievements & Experience

BA(Hons) Drawing and Print, First class, UWE Bristol, 2020
Featured on BBC4 ‘Life Drawing Live’.
Featured on “Art Battle Bristol” (@abbristol)
Published illustrator; work featured in poetry book ‘The South Side Of Doubt’ by Olivia McCaughey (@theunpoeticpoet).
Work featured in short story “Old Bag” by Jude Whiley-Morton (@longblondejude).
Work experience: designer @JamVFX, London. Illustrator @101, London. Graphics @CPB, London
Exhibitions:
Centrespace Gallery, 2019. “Hard to be a God”- art featured in event marketing.
Centrespace Gallery, 2020. “That’s how I see it”
Workshops:
The Bristol Museum, 2018. Leonardo Di Vinci exhibition workshop.
Tattoo apprentice @manhattaninkuk

Contact

Personal Professional Website Personal professional email

Featured Projects:

Sensitive Chaos Triptych

90cm x 100cm Charcoal powder on paper. The body of work explores charcoal as a painterly medium as well as drawing. The collection celebrates the versatility of the medium, using a variety of marks made with both brush and pencil.

Sensitive Chaos Triptych

90cm x 100cm Charcoal powder on paper. The subject matter depicts an extension of the subconscious, as the marks are made with the surrealist approach of automatic drawing.

Sensitive Chaos Triptych

90cm x 100cm Charcoal powder on paper. The initial marks are painted spontaneously with charcoal powder, then reinforced with charcoal pencil, adding figurative elements to the fluent brush stokes.

Tiger & Dragon

90cm x 100cm Charcoal powder on paper

Sensitive Chaos Diptych

21cm x 29.7cm Charcoal powder on paper

Sensitive Chaos Diptych

21cm x 29.7cm Charcoal on paper.