Meet Tayo

Studying at Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, I have the opportunity to ask a few questions to budding illustrator Tayo Awofolu. We delve into his work, as we find out a bit more about him.

Tayo Awofolu (Facebook)

What inspired you to do illustration?

I liked to draw from young, and I knew I had the abilities. I got a lot of inspiration from comics especially.

Who do you look up to?

Two people that I look up to the most are Alex Ross and Michael Turner. They have completely different styles, as Alex Ross does more realistic paintings, whereas Michael Turner has a more typical comic style to his drawings. I like them both, because I feel as if they fit my style, even though they are different.

How do you usually start your work?

I doodle about a lot. When I do that then ideas just start coming on the page.

Where do you get your ideas?

A lot of my ideas come from watching movies, especially Marvel ones, and also anime too. Ideas also come to me from the media around me.

What do you do when you’re stuck/running a blank?

I procrastinate a lot. I’m one of those people who work better under pressure, so when I put something off, or do it last minute, I feel like that is when I can create more and finish the task.


That’s all for now, thank you Tayo for letting us know a bit about you and your work!


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