British illustrator Ian Naylor makes the impossible possible using his expert 3D rendering skills. From futuristic vehicles to incredible 3D lettering, and from cutaways of oil rigs to children’s toys that come to life, his technical skills and eye for detail mean he can visualise just about anything for his clients, and animate it too.
Based in the Lake District, Ian’s career began in technical illustration and he continues to have a passion for structure and mechanics, and loves figuring out how things work. The angles, the perspectives, the intricate details of things are all fascinating to him, which informs his illustration and animation styles.
Ian studied Technical Illustration at Blackpool Art College in the early 1980s.
After discussing the project with his client, Ian sketches out a composition using pens and pencils, and then creates the scene in 3D using Cinema 4D.
Realism, accuracy and technical competence are all hallmarks of Ian’s work, but with the modelling, texturing and rendering tools available in his 3D software, he can create a style to suit any brief.
Ian’s clients include The Economist, Oxford University Press, Davie Shipbuilding, Pentair, MEED magazine, Which? Money, Dorling Kindersley and Terra Mater Magazine.