Mad Skills Monday 048: Raj Dhunna

Welcome to Mad Skills Monday, where we showcase top work from young creatives to bring some inspiration to beat the post-weekend blues. Today we showcase the drawings, prints and 3D work of Birmingham and London-based illustrator Raj Dhunna.

Power tool: Pencil colours / Pencil
Power song: Scorcher – Line up, and other Grime songs
Power snack: Angel slices AKA Heavenly slices. Okay just Angel slices.

Raj Dhunna’s illustrations experiment with all kinds of mark making and surfaces, often contrasted against block colours. As a recent graduate, his work has already been seen in several events and small businesses around Birmingham.

Sunbathing at the beach

Illustration inspired by a Guardian article on why French women stopped sunbathing topless.

The man who weighed thoughts

Editorial piece inspired by the New Scientist article “The Man Who Weighed Thoughts”.

Profile lino print

Experiments with lino printing.

Mundane and ordinary

University project exploring the ‘mundane and ordinary’.

Cyclist & Pollution

Illustration for Urban Cycles, a bike repair shop in Birmingham.

Ideas come from anywhere

Illustration inspired by the lack of ideas for when you need them most.

Raj’s drawing style is especially ideal in his fashion illustrations. Modelled outfits were speeddrawn in varying line thicknesses to best capture their essence of shape and fabric style.

Womens Fashion
Womens Fashion - Lace
Mens FashionFor his final major project, Raj continued exploring the world of fashion with a clothes rack concept stocked with plastic replicas of clothing. Each item can be easily attached to a mannequin, allowing the user to quickly experiment with different outfit combinations.
Big Framed Shapes
Big Framed Shapes - Rainy day
Wardrobe head

Raj recently graduated from Birmingham Institute of Art & Design and is currently available from collaboration and commissions. You can check out his work at his website, Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter.

Want us to show off your mad skills? We’re always looking for young creatives, students and graduates to showcase for our Monday feature, so send us an email with some samples or a portfolio link with the subject line “Mad Skills Monday” to team@shellsuitzombie.co.uk and we’ll check you out!

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