Tome III, Darkadya Books
Excavate, Out of Step Books
Black & White Vol. 1, Out of Step Books
Feathers of Inspiration, Out of Step Books
Vol. 2, Grim Ripper Zine
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F O L L O W M E
B I L L I E W E B S T E R
I L L U S T R A T I O N & D E S I G N
a b o u t
H E L L O
I'm an illustrator, designer, social media manager and digital content creator from London, UK. I use traditional graphite drawing skills combined with digital software knowledge to create work for commercial use and personal practise.
In addition to illustration and design, I currently work as a social media manager and designer in the music industry.
E X H I B I T I O N S
2019, Vanishing Point - Sydney, AU
2018, From Beneath The Veil: Dark Art & Craft Show - Brooklyn, USA
2017, Filler DIY - Milan, Italy
2017, Death Becomes You: A Visual Tribute to Sunn O))) - Massachusetts, USA
2016, Midnite Communion IV Group Show - Los Angeles, USA
2016, Mantle Pieces Group Show - Leeds, UK
2016, Cult Visions Exhibition/Book Launch - London, UK
2016, BA (Hons) Illustration & Visual Media Final Degree Show - UAL, UK
2016, Blurring the Boundaries - UAL, UK
2012, Saatchi Gallery Art Prize - London, UK
P U B L I C A T I O N S
I N S P I R A T I O N
My work is influenced by human anatomy, medical specimens, natural history museums, botanical illustration, entomology and a whole host of other weird and wonderful things. All of these inspirations come together to form my surreal
dark art illustrations. Much of what I depict is pulled from phenomena that already exists within the natural and scientific world, but I use creative licence to
imagine almost-real curiosities of my own.
‘Memento Mori’ is a phrase I find myself drawn to time and time again, and
this motto informs all of my work to some degree. Latin for ‘Remember You Will Die’, ‘Memento Mori’ initially suggests a morbid, death focused outlook on life.
However, I see ‘Memento Mori’ as inherently positive, especially in combination with the similar phrase ‘Memento Vivere’, ‘Remember To Live’. In essence; I surround myself with death to remind myself to live.
E D U C A T I O N
I graduated from the University of the Arts London with first class honours in Illustration & Visual Media (BA Hons.) in 2016. It was here that I started to realise that a university courses often lack the other kinds of education that artists need, such as business advice, marketing promotion and wellbeing. Advising up and coming artists is a passion of mine as much as making work is. My mission is to spread knowledge openly and to lend a helping hand to other creatives as much as I can.
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