Digital illustration demonstration with James Jirat Patradoon






Learn how to turn your ideas and drawings into digital illustrations with ULTRA artist James Jirat Patradoon in this free one-hour illustration demonstration.

See James demonstrate how to draw digitally, clean up line drawings, turn photos into digital collages and more: learn how James uses these skills to create murals, fashion items, paintings, and digital artworks.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask James for advice on digital artwork ideas and illustration concepts, and see ‘behind the scenes’ of his development of ULTRA, 4A Centre for Contemporary Art’s major 2021 Lunar New Year exhibition commission.

James Jirat Patradoon (b. 1985, Thailand, lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand and Sydney, Australia) is a primarily illustrative artist working across installation, painting and graphic design. Patradoon’s work is informed by a wealth of cultural references: from 80s aesthetics and 90s fashion, to comic books and tattoo design, he renders his ideas in flashes of neon and monochrome. Fusing Japanese anime with pop-horror and searing, luminous colours, his work is clean and graphic, exploring humanities depths and fractures and creating his own hyperreal infernal paradise.

Patradoon’s recent solo exhibitions include Inferno (2019), Superchief Gallery, Los Angeles; Death Metal Hands (2018), Lamington Drive Gallery, Melbourne; Fever (2016) Superchief Gallery, New York City; and Bodyache (2016), Goodspace, Sydney. He has been included in several group exhibitions and festivals including Art Basel Miami (2019), Miami; Violent By Design (2017), Exhibit A Gallery, Los Angeles, MediaLive Festival (2017), Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado; Pow Wow Hawaii (2016), Honolulu; and Hit The Bricks (2014), Look Hear, Newcastle. His standalone style has led to work with high profile international clientele, including collaborations with the likes of Coca Cola, Facebook, HBO and Microsoft.