Born in the North West of England, Tim Sutcliffe has been drawing and painting characters since he was given his first crayon in about 1979. He turned pro 15 years ago. Now based in Bristol, Tim wields more than a crayon nowadays – he works across a number of styles, in media such as pen and ink drawing, vector and Photoshop illustration, and model making. He works on all sorts of campaigns, in sectors ranging from publishing to charity. His big passion is still character drawing, and when he’s not illustrating on a commercial brief or working as senior art director at a bustling ad agency, you can find him knee-deep in one of many side projects. Most recently, he designed and painted a huge fibreglass Shaun the Sheep for the 2015 London and Bristol art trail. He also created a Lego animation with his two young sons, which won Best Film at the first Lego Golden Brickie Awards.