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Mohan Ballard

Mohan Ballard - Cityscape and Architectural Artist, London

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
London, New York, Barcelona and more – cityscapes around the world are brought to life in a colourful and character-filled style by English illustrator Mohan Ballard. His work has been compared to that of the great painter LS Lowry, which is a testament to his skills but there’s a lot more fun and colour in one of Mohan’s pieces.
With a passion for colourful architecture, Mohan loves finding vibrant and colourful buildings to fuel his inspiration. As well as Lowry, he’s a fan of fellow illustrator Johnny Hannah. Mohan has a degree in Illustration from Southampton University.

Approach

The first stage Mohan sources various photos of the setting he wants to create – if he can take them himself, all the better. Then he starts drawing in his signature style, painting in the colours using acrylics are Mohan’s favourite medium. His tones are meticulously planned, using contrasting colours and shading to the image pop. Finally, he applies a gloss coat for shine and scans the illustration for his client.

Style

Working traditionally with paints and a brush sets Mohan apart. While others use digital techniques, his work has a unique, handmade and slightly naïve feel to it. Vivid, packed with detail, and often a little abstract, each image is infused with energy and passion thanks to Mohan’s love of painting.

Client list

Some of Mohan’s clients include Liberty London, Deezer, the Mr Men and Little Miss franchise, Lastminute.com and Veranique Zsa Fashion.
Endpaper Map
Endpaper Map
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Endpaper Map
Booked
Booked
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Booked
Atlas of Design
Atlas of Design
Mike Hall's detailed map of Spain is chosen to appear in the prestigious Atlas of Design
Atlas of Design
Two Maps for Ecco
Two Maps for Ecco
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Two Maps for Ecco
Butlins Resorts
Butlins Resorts
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Butlins Resorts
London Map for John Le Carré
London Map for John Le Carré
Mike Hall creates an illustrated map for John Le Carré's latest spy novel.
London Map for John Le Carré
The Long Drop
The Long Drop
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The Long Drop
The London Zodiac
The London Zodiac
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The London Zodiac
Countryfile Live
Countryfile Live
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Countryfile Live
Olympic Park
Olympic Park
Olympic Park
Festival of Speed
Festival of Speed
Festival of Speed
We Built this City
We Built this City
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We Built this City
Illustrator Profile - Mike Hall
Illustrator Profile - Mike Hall
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Illustrator Profile - Mike Hall
Geomob
Geomob
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Geomob
Bespoke Cocktails
Bespoke Cocktails
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Bespoke Cocktails
We Built This City
We Built This City
We Built This City
CAF's Street Party
CAF's Street Party
CAF's Street Party
Make Architects
Make Architects
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Make Architects
Super Bowl Map
Super Bowl Map
Super Bowl Map