Duncan Beedie’s cartoony style comes from his background in animation. Based in Bristol, aside from drawing copious quirky images, he collects clockwork robots, can identify pretty much any military aircraft and has a dog called Ivor who you might spot here and there in his work.
After studying 2D animation, Duncan worked in the animation industry on a whole range of projects from children’s series and late night comedy on BBC Three through to games, apps and websites. Turning to illustration, an animator’s eye for character, humour and drama serves him well.
Duncan’s sketchbook is full of haphazard and half-finished ideas. He’s an artist who likes to work quickly and spontaneously using digital drawing tools, discovering rather than searching for the right look. His work has an improvisational quality that brings something extra to each project he works on.
Thanks to his animation training, Duncan’s work has a cartoony look and feel, with lots of exaggeration, expression and colour. He loves to add touches of irreverent or incongruous humour wherever he can.