Drew works in traditional gouache landscape painting, with top layers done digitally for character animation.
Occasionally found in dingy bars, backpacker hostels, country towns and fishing ports, Drew casually interviews the peculiar people he meets, from ex-cons, world travellers, construction workers and fishermen as a means of building vibrant worlds of quirky characters. With a simultaneous appreciation of both psychopathic thrillers and traditional Japanese Sumi-e painting, Drew gains his stories from Australian settings, bringing them into form by a fusion of foreign influence and suburban upbringing.
Christopher Drew is an Australian Illustrator and animator born from an Australian Navy Commodore (father - retired) and a Philippines Islander (mother). In attempt to find his place in the world, Drew embarked on world travel, full time martial arts in Beijing, part time film extra work in both Bollywood India and Sydney, seven years in the Army Reserves as an Infantry Role Player and a boyish obsession with Motorcycle street racing.
Drew noted that the only consistent thing he did during that time was documenting the unique characters he met along the way. Settling on writing and finally animation as a means of exaggerating these depictions of people into original characters, Drew took influence from 1980s Japanese Anime film Akira, to bring greater understanding of the self and how fate comes to pass as catapulted from the experiences and events that happen in a person’s early childhood.
Graduated in 2012 in a Bachelor of Arts: Communications & Media, focussing in Screen Production and writing, Drew has exhibited in group art shows, taken photography for Anzac Day military celebrations and continues his studies in technical drawing for production and animation.
June 2016 - Celebration- Sydney Comics Guild Grou Show
September 2016 - Bosozoku Elements
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