Guy Shield

Airbnb, Homepage Artwork


Current Location
Adelaide, Australia 🇦🇺
Country of Origin
Australia 🇦🇺

Adelaide-based Guy Shield considers himself an obscenely technically-minded person who was put on this planet to file tax returns, but got derailed into drawing for a living – so he ditched the security of a full-time job to become a freelance illustrator.

Known for his convivial approach and lightning-quick turnaround, Guy makes illustrations for magazines, books and advertising, using colour and rich levels of detail to tell interesting stories. His work is influenced by graphic novels, traditional print-making and movie posters.

Some of Guy’s recent pieces have appeared in Dare Magazine, The Ride Journal and a cover for AirBnB Magazine. He also worked with Kill Your Darlings on most of their covers.

This year I can’t wait to…
Trial a more portable travel-friendly work setup so I can escape winter more often.
As a kid, I loved to draw…
Just about anything, but most commonly I'd draw characters from Streetfighter II and Final Fight.
My superpower is…
Super fast drafts and a killer butter chicken with naan.
My dream project would be…
Something involving my grim reaper animations.
For me, the best kinds of projects are…
Collaborative, fun-spirited and open to seeing how far a concept can be driven.
My process is a mixture of…
Traditional hand-drawn techniques crafted digitally, and a slow build-up of colour, texture and atmosphere.
My current tool of choice is…
A Wacom 24" Pro and Photoshop.

Welcome to Jacky Winter Spring/Summer ‘24. Each season a new artist creates original imagery using our site as their playground. The current artwork (above) comes from Georgia Perry. Learn more about our seasonal model of representation and other FAQ.

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