I'm a Narrative Illustrator based in Birmingham, UK. I am passionate about illustrating and writing narratives, particularly those in the Fantasy genre that involve fantastical worlds, creatures and people. I am primarily an inker and I can alternate between traditional and digital colouring media to suit the overall outcome of a piece. I am inspired by RPG worlds and compelling character developments which in turn allows me to conjure up vivid stories for the world around me and the tone of voice of the narrative it influences the style of my illustrations.WWW

Kelvin Lee

Twine
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I'm a Narrative Illustrator based in Birmingham, UK. I am passionate about illustrating and writing narratives, particularly those in the Fantasy genre that involve fantastical worlds, creatures and people. I am primarily an inker and I can alternate between traditional and digital colouring media to suit the overall outcome of a piece. I am inspired by RPG worlds and compelling character developments which in turn allows me to conjure up vivid stories for the world around me and the tone of voice of the narrative it influences the style of my illustrations.WWWW

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I’m a Narrative Illustrator based in Birmingham, UK. I am passionate about illustrating and writing narratives, particularly those in the Fantasy genre that involve fantastical worlds, creatures and people. I am primarily an inker and I can alternate between traditional and digital colouring media to suit the overall outcome of a piece. I am inspired by RPG worlds and compelling character developments which in turn allows me to conjure up vivid stories for the world around me and the tone of voice of the narrative it influences the style of my illustrations.


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Adobe After Effects
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Experience Level

Adobe After Effects
Intermediate
Adobe Illustrator
Intermediate
Adobe InDesign
Intermediate
Adobe Photoshop
Expert
Adobe Premiere Pro
Intermediate
WordPress
Intermediate

Industry Experience

Computers & Electronics, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing
    uniE621 ORIGINS - Paladin Book cover
    The cover illustration for ORIGINS - Paladin, as a part of 3 backstory narratives based on the characters of Ladies Volume 1. #Illustration #BookcoverWW
    uniE621 Starlungs
    #watercolour #painting about the #star shapes in Kelvin Lee's #lungs due to #asthma. The #silhouette was done by #papercutting. Available on merchandise here: https://www.twine.net/signinWW
    uniE621 Fairtrade Coffee Farmer Mouse
    A short and sweet piece intended for a children's book illustration. It's about a mouse who can pick out the best coffee beans but despite that he will not settle for less and is adamant about fairtrade. #illustration #childrenbook #mouse #coffee #coffeebean #farmer #fairtradeWW
    uniE621 Ignus - Run Wild
    A CD cover design for an Alternative Rock Band Ignus. This is a part of their rebranding project wherein the brief was tasked to design a new logo and album cover. #illustration #lion #cdcoverart #music #band #logo #runwildWW
    uniE621 Unconditional Love
    Originally a sketch piece to rekindle with coloured pencils, due to positive response from peers this piece was redone properly. It's inspired by Sainte's album cover Smile and Wave with Tay Jardine's hair splayed out in an interesting shape. It then evolved into a self contained narrative about a girl who is trying to show love by showing her gentle side of taking care of birds but on the contrary the bird will only love the girl. #illustration #colouredpencil #female #bird #unconditional #love #sainte #hair #smileandwave #tayjardineWW
    uniE621 Eris and Dysnomia
    Inspired by a song of the same title by A Skylit Drive. It represents the Greek Deities of Strife (Eris) and Anarchy (Dysnomia) and their respective planetary counterparts. Completed with Pen and Ink on Bristol Board. #illustration #ink #deity #greek #strife #anarchy #askylitdrive #musicWW
    uniE621 Ladies Vol. 2 - Alternative Rock (Taylor Momsen)
    Volume 2 is based around the theme of Rock music sub-genres; the type of rock genre resonates with a certain character trait that helped solidify the decision for each design. Each character is completed in with fineliners with the background completed in brush pen. The mistress emerges from yonder, giving off a vibe of unease yet there’s something that entices the senses to find out more. As she creeps slowly within the general vicinity, the world around begins to blur almost as if its shrinking, making the mistress the center of attention. Her fingers crawl one by one onto the microphone, she pulls it directly towards her mouth with such force the feedback bellows throughout creating a screeching choir; she drops her head down to prepare herself, her current resembles something familiar almost like a religious ritual as if she’s giving thanks to what’s about happen next. #illustration #rockmusic #series #ladies #alternativerock #theprettyreckless #taylormomsen #ink #narrativeWW
    uniE621 Ladies Vol.1 - Luminescia the Paladin
    Volume 1 is based around the theme of Fantasy, but specifically on parties that create a set piece. Your typical Fantasy party consists of an Attacker, a Defender and a Ranged User, in this case a Swordmaster, a Paladin and a Mage. Each character is completed in fineliners with ink wash; the characters are accompanied with their own portraits completed in Coloured Pencils. Born into a family of nobles with ties with the military; her father the General of the Royal Brigade and her mother a member of the High Council of the Commonwealth. Luminescia has been brought up to learn many talents and a variety of skills, but one skill she excelled at way above others is Dual-Wielding Arts; the ability to use 2 same or different weapons at the same time with equal finesse but this skill pales in comparison to her strong sense of justice; she would often don the clothes of a commoner and pursue good deeds around the capital. The Captain of the First-Class Squadron recognised her unique skill and trained her secretly. After some time, Luminescia’s father has discovered what the Captain has been teaching her daughter, as a consequence the Captain was to go on a lone mission and was never seen again. Struck with grief about the disappearance of the Captain, she decided to enlist into the military in hopes to take over his steed. Several years and many wars have passed, Luminescia has far surpassed the rank of First-Class and was given the title of Grand Knight, but she started to grow weary of war and feels as if she isn’t doing enough for the people. During the Arcose War of Flames, she faked her own death and deserted the military. Casting away her grand armour and weapons she roamed the lands searching for herself. During one faithful day, she stumbled upon a weary old man with 2 missing limbs; offering to help the old man, he refused and told her, “Please, don’t pity me because of some missing limbs, I still have one leg, one arm and my entire body, it was inevitable I would be damaged because I use my body to protect. Young lady, I believe the one who needs to be helped is you.” Luminescia then asked what the old man did that warranted him to use his body to protect people; he simply answered, A Paladin. #Illustration #CharacterDesign #Narrative #Inking #Paladin #Fantasy #LadiesWW
    uniE621 Ladies Vol.1 - Auryn the Swordmaster
    Volume 1 is based around the theme of Fantasy, but specifically on parties that create a set piece. Your typical Fantasy party consists of an Attacker, a Defender and a Ranged User, in this case a Swordmaster, a Paladin and a Mage. Each character is completed in fineliners with ink wash; the characters are accompanied with their own portraits completed in Coloured Pencils. An orphan abandoned by her parents, this nameless child was taken in by a family of blacksmiths; strict and hardworking but a respectable family. The Head Blacksmith (The father), a strong and stout man with a missing arm replaced by a metal one forged of his own design, he has poor eyesight due to a particular forging technique that exposes him to light as bright as the sun; he wishes one day he can forge a weapon out of pure gold, he names the girl Auryn which means Golden in hopes she can rise up from her unfortunate beginnings to a brighter future. Auryn became a brilliant blacksmith helping her Blacksmith family’s business thrive and hoping to one day help fulfil her father’s wish to forge a weapon out of gold. During one bleak night, the blacksmith family were raided by bandits, everything they had had been taken from them, savings, tools, weapons, ores and subsequently their lives. Auryn was hidden in the family’s ancient forge oven, through the sounds of the chaos she exploded out and rampaged the bandits with a half forged blade. Standing in a workshop painted in blood, with his last breath her father left her a small dagger forged from gold and the words “Happiness” engraved on the blade. Auryn hunched over the calmed lake to see a perfect reflection of herself; the sight of herself of how much time she has wasted at this one spot, a singular tear runs down her cheek. A Gentleman approaches her, lays down his silver sword in front of her and whispers, “You have untapped potential, if you wish to unlock it, follow me and I shall teach you.” The Gentleman rises and strides away, leaving his silver sword. Auryn takes out her only possession, the Gold Dagger and begins to caress the engraved words “Happiness”, a second tear runs down her other cheek. After much thought, she rises from the spot she has spent 107 days at; unable to hold herself she begins to fall, but her determination allows her to gather strength to lift the silver sword and use it as a crutch and she begins to follow the mysterious Gentleman. After a decade of training under the Gentleman, Auryn has become a unique Swordmaster who forges her own blades; over time she has honed her body to be able to utilise the art of the evasive sword dance with Great Swords, but she still prefers to overwhelm hordes with powerful wide slashes. #Illustration #CharacterDesign #Inking #Narrative #Swordmaster #Fantasy #LadiesWW
    uniE621 Ladies Vol.1 - Persephone the Mage
    Volume 1 is based around the theme of Fantasy, but specifically on parties that create a set piece. Your typical Fantasy party consists of an Attacker, a Defender and a Ranged User, in this case a Swordmaster, a Paladin and a Mage. Each character is completed in fineliners with ink wash; the characters are accompanied with their own portraits completed in Coloured Pencils. Located at the edge of the northern continent is a small village of mages that practice the Dark Arts and Alchemy. Although hidden, this village has made many advances into the Dark Arts but in doing so they have damned themselves within a dark veil of plague, this was caused by an enchantment rebounding into a curse. The plague causes the inhabitants to adverse their own energy into a growing poison that at first causes numbness then ultimately the poison will bloat and explode within them. A small number of the villagers would research into curing the plague and the rest would focus on delving deeper into the Dark Arts and uncovering new methods of Alchemy. Within this small number of researchers is a promising young mage named Persephone (preferably called Perse), as of late she has hypothesised in order to neutralise the plague the village would need some level of the White Arts, unfortunately this theory was immediately rejected because the villagers are reluctant to introduce any White Arts in fear of nullifying all they have worked up to in the Dark Arts and the travel to find someone capable of using such magic is located on the otherside of the world, thus rendering the journey a suicide mission. Despite this, a handful of supporters were willing to try the hypothesis; one of the supporters was the former Head of Alchemic Energy Synthesis (AES) Department. On the day of her departure a civil war broke out; flying fireworks of magic flew across the air, creatures of abominations were set loose and structures were being warped and turned into weapons. The pursuit to confine Perse was at large but the supporters help however they can to get her out. At the edge of the village were the veil is dense with a polluted smog is staring upon Perse, the Former Head of AES told her, “Run through and don’t look back, don’t let the people’s sacrifices who tried so hard to get you out go in vain!” a sudden flash of green light came flying towards Perse but the Former Head shielded her. Coughing up a lungful of blood, Perse embraces the Former Head; as if time has stopped, the Former Head smiles, she tells Perse, “Prove them wrong, and take care, our living legend.” and with the last of her strength she pushes Perse through the veil. #Illustration #CharacterDesign #Inking #Narrative #Mage #Fantasy #LadiesWW
    uniE621 Ladies Vol. 2 - Heavy Metal (Izzy Hale)
    Volume 2 is based around the theme of Rock music sub-genres; the type of rock genre resonates with a certain character trait that helped solidify the decision for each design. Each character is completed in with fineliners with the background completed in brush pen. In a place like this, you’d think it’s crazy for so many people to be compacted into one space; pushing and shoving as if we’re fighting for something…actually we are fighting for something. Despite that we aren’t animals to let someone fall and heartlessly stampede over them; no, we’re better than that, we’re here because one thing brought us together. Here in this room we’re not friends but we’re also not strangers; the word to describe it would be we’re family. Suddenly, everything is enveloped by a veil of darkness; as the last flicker of light disappears, everyone freezes where they stand. The suspense of what’s to come is unbearable, like confessing to your first love, like kissing for the first time, like making love for the first time. We then all hear it, and when it came, we explode; we’re complete. #illustration #heavymetal #rockmusic #series #ladies #halestorm #izzyhale #ink #narrativeWW
    uniE621 Ladies Vol. 2 - Punk Rock (Tay Jardine)
    Volume 2 is based around the theme of Rock music sub-genres; the type of rock genre resonates with a certain character trait that helped solidify the decision for each design. Each character is completed in with fineliners with the background completed in brush pen. Tell me, how are you feeling? Me? Who knows, it’s quite surreal to think we were just making sounds with some cheap kit; I mean we barely knew how to use any of this. Yeah I guess, funny to think we spent so much time figuring out something we have no idea how to use and somehow we got it to work. Passion huh? I guess it’s been a combination of a few things, you know. I still like the fact that we cobbled together a lot of nonsense that we liked and kept modifying it and then we have this. Hey, before we go on, I’d just like to say — This is not just Rock, this is Our Rock. #illustration #series #ladies #rockmusic #punkrock #wearetheincrowd #sainte #tayjardine #ink #narrative #dialogueWW

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