Marcus Butt’s process of working involves beginning with a sketch that he scans into Photoshop. He then uses the scanner to pull in paint samples, pieces of textile, cardboard and other materials that he can use to colour the sketch. 'The idea is a kind of digital collage. I am always looking for non-computer-generated colours, just to give the final finish a less computer-ish feeling.' His final year project, Hunting, reversed the usual roles, with a polar bear, a bison and a pheasant toting the weaponry. 'I do tend to feature animals in a lot of my work, but in a way that allows me to work in abstract and bizarre themes and ideas.'
Most influenced by:
David Hockney’s sketches which are technically brilliant and the bold, angular images of illustrator Geoff Grandfield.