Jackson Gibbs is an illustrator and animator currently based in New York City. His interest ranges from illustration and motion to design and directing. His work is inspired by early illustration and animation tropes, as well as the humor and beauty found in existentialism and mundane everyday life in New York City.
The New York Times
The New Yorker
House of Blues
Before I put pencil to paper or pen to tablet, I gather inspiration from various places internet archives and begin to ideate. I put together a few rough sketches, however many the Art Director specifies. Once I get approval I begin to lay down bold black linework, followed by solid block, saturated color. If needed, I will finalize with subtle print-like textures.