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Ian Naylor

Ian Naylor - International technical illustrator. UK

Cumbria, UK
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.

Approach

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.

Styles

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.

Client list

Ian’s clients include The Economist, Oxford University Press, Davie Shipbuilding, Pentair, MEED magazine, Which? Money, Dorling Kindersley and Terra Mater Magazine.
Aviation Special
Aviation Special
Ian Naylor draws retro aviation themed illustrations for a special feature in The Economist.
Aviation Special
Pulling the Mail
Pulling the Mail
London's new Postal Museum commission Ian Naylor for a technical locomotive illustration.
Pulling the Mail
Sappi Paragraph
Sappi Paragraph
Ian Naylor illustrates the cover of Sappi Europe's employee magazine.
Sappi Paragraph
Illustrator Profile - Ian Naylor
Illustrator Profile - Ian Naylor
Realism, accuracy and technical competence are all hallmarks of Ian Naylor's work.
Illustrator Profile - Ian Naylor
SS Shieldhall
SS Shieldhall
Ian Naylor provides the artwork and animations for a major overhaul of the SS Shieldhall.
SS Shieldhall
Snow Goose
Snow Goose
Ian Naylor modernises Camel's Snow Goose album cover for Prog Rock Magazine.
Snow Goose
IMarEST Panorama
IMarEST Panorama
 
IMarEST Panorama
Davie Shipyard
Davie Shipyard
Davie Shipyard