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Lee Montgomery

Lee Montgomery - Realistic digital illustrator. UK

Based in Bath, Lee Montgomery is an experienced digital illustrator and animator whose precise approach and attention to detail make him the go-to artist for clients in medicine, advertising, publishing, packaging and design. Whether he’s creating instructional graphics using vectors or realistic digital paintings, Lee’s passion for art and ability to get to the heart of a concept are what make him so effective.
Lee originally trained as a technical illustrator, learning how to draw cutaway engines and exploded gearboxes in perspective, using precise black lines. His courses also covered natural history and medical illustration. After two years at Portsmouth College of Art he did two more at Cornwall Technical College in Redruth and despite his technical foundations has always been drawn to realistic painting styles.

Approach

After working traditionally in watercolour for 16 years, Lee adopted digital technology and today uses Photoshop and Illustrator to create his images. Digital tools have brought a lot more flexibility to his process, enabling him to experiment in different styles and to put his images in motion as an animator.

Styles

Lee’s style will vary according to the brief, but his images are precise and realistic, often with lively colour and an individual feel to them. He works in two main styles – his digital paintings are reminiscent of gouache or oils, while his vector images are closer to airbrushed technical drawings.

Client list

Lee has worked for a range of clients including Dupont, Fitch, ICI, Priddy Books, Rizzoli Publishing, National Geographic and Bayer AG.
The Goulash Disko Festival
The Goulash Disko Festival
With festivals now back in swing, Lee Hodges is delighted to see his poster art used for this year's Goulash Disko Festival.
The Goulash Disko Festival
Electro Swing!
Electro Swing!
Lee Hodges captures the fervent flavours of Swing for a debut album by Tallulah Goodtimes.
Electro Swing!
A Rhythmic Retrospective
A Rhythmic Retrospective
Celebrating five years of poster artwork for Love Carnival, Lee Hodges releases a digital publication.
A Rhythmic Retrospective
The International Festival Guide!
The International Festival Guide!
Songlines magazine commission Lee Hodges to create a vibrant illustration for the cover of The International Festival Guide.
The International Festival Guide!
We Love Carnival!
We Love Carnival!
With the 5th birthday of London's Love Carnival events, Lee Hodges brings together his collection of commissioned posters.
We Love Carnival!
A Romanian Folk Tale
A Romanian Folk Tale
Spider Magazine commission Lee Hodges to illustrate The Fox, the Hedgehog and the Bag of Tricks.
A Romanian Folk Tale
Exploring the Wild Side!
Exploring the Wild Side!
Lee Hodges illustrates the packaging of Forest Feast's vegan snacks with his energetic style.
Exploring the Wild Side!
The UK Festival Guide
The UK Festival Guide
Lee Hodges uses his spirited style for the Songlines UK Festival Guide.
The UK Festival Guide
Festival Mania!
Festival Mania!
The latest Songlines International magazine is out with cover artwork by Lee Hodges.
Festival Mania!
Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Cheltenham Jazz Festival
The Cheltenham Jazz Festival is back with a glorious poster illustrated by Lee Hodges.
Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Eco Superheroes
Eco Superheroes
Lee Hodges takes great pleasure in creating another poster for the RHS.
Eco Superheroes
Poppycock
Poppycock
Lee Hodges is excited to announce the imminent release of the board game ‘Poppycock’ by Clarendon Games!
Poppycock
WOMAD
WOMAD
Lee Hodges captures the spirit of the popular WOMAD festival with T-Shirt artwork sold at the event.
WOMAD
Songlines Cover Star!
Songlines Cover Star!
Lee Hodges puts his talents to an interactive cover for Songlines Magazine on the WOMAD festival.
Songlines Cover Star!
Body Confidence
Body Confidence
This bold image by Lee Hodges encourages body confidence for Women's Health Magazine.
Body Confidence
The Salish Sea
The Salish Sea
EAT Magazine Collector's Journal is decorated with a sustainable illustration by Lee Hodges.
The Salish Sea
Rhythm & Colour
Rhythm & Colour
Lee Hodges follows his Songlines International festival guide with the UK version appearing in the June Issue of the magazine.
Rhythm & Colour
Latino Coffee
Latino Coffee
Lee Hodges completes a local commission for a Latino coffee shop.
Latino Coffee
Malavita
Malavita
A spirited album artwork created by Lee Hodges decorates Malavita's Flamingo Lingo.
Malavita
Festival Guide
Festival Guide
Representing the colourful diversity of culture and music, Lee Hodges creates the Songlines International World Music Festival Guide artwork.
Festival Guide
Tropical Pressure
Tropical Pressure
Lee Hodges creates a festival poster for a 2018 Summer event in Cornwall.
Tropical Pressure
Bulletin Awards
Bulletin Awards
Lee Hodges' vibrant art is used on the front cover of the Royal College of Speech and Language's 'Bulletin' magazine.
Bulletin Awards
Scoop
Scoop
Lee Hodges Scoops up a magazine cover!
Scoop
Rhythm and Hues
Rhythm and Hues
Q&A with illustrator Lee Hodges
Rhythm and Hues
Painting Clive Pig's Guitar
Painting Clive Pig's Guitar
Lee Hodges covers the international storyteller's guitar with images of his tales.
Painting Clive Pig's Guitar
Long Tooth Wine
Long Tooth Wine
Lee Hodges' brightly decorated skulls appear on a fabulous new Californian wine.
Long Tooth Wine
Bugs & Slugs
Bugs & Slugs
Creating another year of family excitement and activities, Lee Hodges is asked to illustrate the RHS Garden posters.
Bugs & Slugs
The Magic of Christmas
The Magic of Christmas
Lee Hodges is commissioned by Premm Design for another RHS Gardens poster.
The Magic of Christmas
Octoberfest
Octoberfest
Lee Hodges illustrates for Canada's EAT Magazine.
Octoberfest
Spider
Spider
The American children's magazine Spider commission Lee Hodges for a ghoulish cover illustration.
Spider
Shortlisted!
Shortlisted!
Lee Hodges is over the moon to have his RHS Garden Posters shortlisted for the 2016 World Illustration Awards!
Shortlisted!
Prehistoric Adventures
Prehistoric Adventures
Lee Hodges illustrates four book covers showing Britain's pre-history for Wayland Books.
Prehistoric Adventures
Special Offers
Special Offers
This dynamic front cover by Lee Hodges appears on the latest Print Week.
Special Offers
Lee Hodges' SCRAPBOOK
Lee Hodges' SCRAPBOOK
Lee's Scrapbook is Live!
Lee Hodges' SCRAPBOOK
Boom!
Boom!
Lee Hodges produces a firework spectacular for Waitrose Weekend Magazine!
Boom!
Love Never Dies
Love Never Dies
Lee Hodges interprets Bram Stoker's Dracula for Creative Sparks' annual 'Little Print Shop of Horrors'.
Love Never Dies
Lee's Prints on Show
Lee's Prints on Show
Lee's Prints on Show
Out of Doors
Out of Doors
Out of Doors
Garden Fun
Garden Fun
Garden Fun
New Talent: Lee Hodges
New Talent: Lee Hodges
New Talent: Lee Hodges
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