Dr Sheldon Cooper, star of TV's 'The Big Bang Theory'
From the start, I really wanted to explore the idea of a graphic portrait of Sheldon rather than going the caricature route. I also felt it should feature the inner workings of his brain in some way, after all, Sheldon's brain is the star of the show. After exploring a few options a simplified mix of cogs and symbols seemed the best solution.
I love using hand-drawn-type where ever I can in my work, so Sheldon's quotes were an obvious and limitless source of inspiration for me. The only difficult decision was deciding which ones to leave out. The small elements (no pun intended) are all Sheldon triggers and act like a glue, adhering the multiple pieces together to make a single cohesive image.
Colour, or the limited use of colour, is a very important aspect of my work. I wanted to see if I could reflect some of Sheldon's "black-and-white thinking". I didn't want to go a totally monochrome route but it did influence the flat colour styling. In the end red, white (or off white) and blue seemed appropriate.
Limited edition screen prints available to buy online from Gallery Nucleus priced $45