Blackburn is an illustrator and painter based in Toronto, Canada. His artwork has a graphic quality with a strong emphasis on line and texture. The work is often character centric, with his subjects seemingly lifted from narratives that have yet to be written. His everyday observations inform these figures, allowing him to acknowledge the core of a subject and twist or distort it any way he desires. He has worked with clients such as Pabst, Live Nation, and Microsoft.
Put Your Hood Up
This piece is an exploration of a figure I initially drew as a sticker design. When the opportunity came to create a figure with Blank Boy, this ‘Put Your Hood Up’ concept seemed the only option to me. I wanted to examine the surface contrast of fur and bone, and see if it was possible to bring this character into the third dimension using only paint.