Technical and realistic illustration, cutaway drawings, exploded views, maps, information graphics, step-by-step diagrams and photo retouching/manipulation.
Mark Franklin’s passion for drawing was evident from an early age and, influenced by the illustrations in his books and comics, specialised in technical subjects.
Joining the prestigious School of Technical Illustration at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design in 1981, Mark was introduced to the Photo-Realist movement in Pop Art. Influenced by Phillip Castle and Michael English, amongst others, he mastered the art of airbrush illustration, along with the exacting geometry of perspective theory.
Graduating in 1985, Mark moved to London to work as a freelance technical illustrator and airbrush artist, also finding time to serve as visiting lecturer in technical illustration to Southampton Institute of Higher Education.
Mark Franklin is a freelance technical illustrator capable of producing all kinds of cutaway drawings, exploded views, technical illustration, diagrams, schematics, maps, information graphics, step-by-step instructions, scientific and realistic illustration. He is also highly skilled in photo retouching and photo manipulation.
Based in London, but with clients in continental Europe, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Singapore as well as in the UK, Mark has worked extensively for a wide variety of editorial, advertising, marketing, engineering, manufacturing and publishing companies.
Always interested in new commissions, Mark's work can be seen at www.markfranklinarts.co.uk