Wayne Lockwood
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Favourites

Movie: A New Hope

Book: Moby Dick by Herman Melville (As deep, dark and immersive as the ocean itself)

Song: Depending on my mood either 'Don't stop me now' by Queen or 'Halleujah' by Jeff Buckley. You can see my dilemma.

Food: Instant Noodle sandwiches are the best.

TV: Spaced - the only TV that ever needs seeing.

Thing's: Movies, Music, Travel, The Environment, Board Games, Comics.

 
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As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a graphic artist, and anyone who spots the reference will already know I like movies too. My life's always revolved around my imagination and ability to put it down on paper (or, currently, paint it in pixels) even through the dark aimless days when I was chained to a company computer and periodically allowed out to see the sunlight.

 

Things changed when I decided to retake my art A-level and my tutor (a printmaker by trade) introduced me to the odd concept of illustration. From there on I saved every penny I could so I could go to uni. In fact I saved so much I also decided to travel for a year before entering an illustration course at Lincoln University.

 

So I set off overland across the States, flew to New Zealand and Australia, somehow made it through Bali and Java and ended up in India before returning home.

 

Then it was back to school for three years from which I graduated with a first class honours in Illustration and a wife! Becky and I were married in 2006 and work together as illustrators under the title of Ping Creative. And I've got to say I wouldn't have it any other way (you'd have to ask Becky if she feels the same way).