Colwyn Thomas has created a series of illustrations that are based upon the life of a young boy. The South African artist begins each piece by pencil. He then adds layers of color and texture via Photoshop and even coffee stains, providing them with a great sense of depth.
Nature is as essential to Thomas' portfolio as is youth. His images depict large whales, tigers and birds, all of which interact with children in an endearing manner. These moments provide a look into a surreal childhood that is full of magic and exploration. This is consistent with his mandate, "The Whale is not so much a whale and a little human making separate observations of one another, but two…creatures sharing a moment."