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Lucy Ricketts

Lucy Ricketts Illustration

Atlanta, GA, USA
My illustration uses simple shapes, limited color palette, and a variety of texture to communicate with audiences. My encyclopedic memory and penchant for categorization are two of the main organizational influences on my work. I like to fit together both shapes and ideas like puzzle pieces, flat out, in order to make connections that I may have previously failed to recognize. Limiting the complexity of the composition allows me to develop cerebral concepts, while still relaying a clear message to my audience.
My stylistic influences range from mid century modern illustration to Scandinavian design and Chinese brushwork—genre that rely on a simplification of form and unique textures. These elements link all of my work, despite differences in subject matter and media. My work employs color as a means of enhancing the existing composition, but I develop the structure of the piece with textured line work and tonal rendering. While my work covers a multitude of subject matter, I am most inspired by faces, junk food, animals, Tiki culture, and monsters.
Work Experience
Atlanta, GA, USA
Jan 2009Present
Freelance Illustrator
Education
Atlanta, GA, USA
 
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
BFA
Skills
 
Embroidery, Graphite, India Ink, Needlepoint, Photoshop, Silk Screen Printing