Steve Scott’s Illustrations Are Wonderfully Messy

London based illustrator, Steve Scott, can rest on his laurels. Though never having formally studied illustration, his works – highly detailed and made to perfection – have caught the attention of brands as big as Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Volvo, and Appl; and he has even created screen graphics for a Led Zeppelin tour.

“I feel lucky to be able to do this,” he told The Association of Illustrators, explaining that it was only in his 40s that he became a full-time illustrator and that “it does feel like a dream job.”

“I really love tight interlocking designs, playing with the planes of a flat image,” he gushed. “In the end, a picture is a 2D plane. Illustration is a flat medium that can give the illusion of depth.”

And when it comes to his inspiration, Scott admits that it’s constantly changing. “I’m really inspired by the environment around me,” he explains. “I love trying to draw something a bit magical out of the mundanity of my local shops, or the ramp road on the north circular. In terms of artworks, I’m a big fan of the atom style movement that came out of Belgium and France in the 80s. Drawing inspiration from artists like Yves Chaland, Ever Meulen & Serge Clerc.”

Here are some highlights from his Instagram page: