I recently came across Simon Smith’s work when putting together my last Folksy Finds post and instantly loved it. He has various illustrative styles, but this particular style is my favourite, it’s fun, bold, full of texture and definitely catches your eye.
Originally from Leicester, Simon now lives in Leeds and his ‘People of Leeds’ series, which you can find above – ‘Man Waits for Bus’ and ‘March Lane Hipster’ and also in his Folksy shop, reflects this. It’s fun and light hearted, and perfectly captures the colourful characters of Leeds. (I know this as living in Leeds I see these great folks every day!)
You can see more of Simon’s work on his website www.simonsmithillustrator.co.uk