Vaughan has always been a visual and tactile learner, so illustration was a natural inclination for him. However, drawing itself wasn’t Vaughan’s first medium for expression. Like many other kids in the 80s, he had a serious Lego addiction. Lego wasn’t only a building material, but a medium through which Vaughan could tell the stories in his head. For most of Vaughan’s finished illustrations, he uses Adobe Photoshop because it is the fastest way for him to produce work of a publishable quality. Digital media, in that sense, can be very liberating.
Vaughan is a huge fan of the cinema and often draws inspiration from films for compositions. Filmmakers are really amazing at finding the most dramatic way of telling stories visually, and that is a quality Vaughan always looks to have in his work.
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What's the most important object in your studio?
The mirror - it makes me feel like I have work colleagues when I catch my own reflection in my peripheral vision.
Paper or Plastic?
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.
Pretend I didn't see them and then cross the road really quickly. I actually did that today...I'm not proud if it!
Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?
Because struggle breeds character and I don't want to be an enabler.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Well...that would depend on his hourly rate.
Favourite client so far?
The Roxy Cinema, Miramar
How does your mother describe your profession?
Coffee or tea?
What's your earliest drawing memory?
Drawing my Lego creations.
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
Coffee. Quiet and contemplative.
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