Today Ian Naylor lives in Kendal on the edge of the English Lake District, the town where he grew up, but his early career in technical illustration started in London ... and the arcane delights of Soho's Dean Street. He’s an artist with a passion for detail, mechanics and structure, creating functional and informative works of art as well as more figurative pieces for the advertising world ... the good things, the bad things ... and the UGLY things !
Ian studied Technical Illustration at Blackpool Art College in the early 80s and his career began straight afterwards.
A project begins with a discussion about what the illustration is setting out to achieve, working out a basic composition then constructing the finished image in 3D on the computer. Though he began as a technical illustrator, today his work appears in magazines, cover and editorial, museums, websites and video productions.
Realism, accuracy and technical competence are all hallmarks of his work.