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Olivia Downton
Domestic Robotics
Domestic Robotics
Olivia Downton
Domestic Robotics

Olivia Downton’s illustration explores the interaction between creatures and their environments. Drawing inspiration from local flora and fauna as much as mythology and she fuses these concepts together to create new worlds, characters and narratives. She blends traditional and digital methods giving an organic quality to her richly textured landscapes of crowded foliage which echo the unruly patterns of nature. Her work centres around characters, whose personality infuses her creations, from children’s books to packaging to sculpted figures.

Downton is an illustrator and character designer based in South Yorkshire. Since completing her degree, she has been working on freelance projects and building her creative portfolio. Her pseudonym aloepup combines her major influences of plants and animals.

A Troll's Tale by Olivia Downton
A Troll’s Tale
Picture book illustration. Watercolour, brush and ink
A Troll's Tale by Olivia Downton
A Troll’s Tale
A Troll's Tale by Olivia Downton
A Troll’s Tale
Mythopoeia by Olivia Downton
Mythopoeia
Fountain pen/ink, coloured digitally. Mythology themed character and setting design.
Mythopoeia by Olivia Downton
Mythopoeia
Mythopoeia by Olivia Downton
Mythopoeia
Mythopoeia by Olivia Downton
Mythopoeia
The Night Manager by Olivia Downton
The Night Manager
Book cover, 279 x 198 cm,
The Night Manager by Olivia Downton
The Night Manager