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Recent work

Anthony Calvert recent instructional illustrations

Hi all

sorry for the lack of updates this year. Almost every spare moment has been spent freelance illustrating so I haven’t had a chance to update the site with any recent work.

I plan to change that over the next few months. I’m finally going full-time with my illustration, which will give me a chance to overhaul the site, including a redesign and updated individual entries for each job of the past year.

In the meantime I thought I’d put together a small sample of recent work. I’ve had an absolute ball creating these instructional illustrations. You’ll find everything from fitness exercises to magic tricks, wine tasting to hangover cures,  not to mention how to escape from an aggressive black rhino (just in case you’re ever in that situation!) Click on the image above for a larger version.

Thanks again for visiting and please feel free to drop me a comment with any feedback. I’m also available for new commissions so don’t hesitate to get in touch (anthony(at) if you need any work.




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Indycar illustration

Indycar cutaway illustration, Motor magazine, July 2009

Indycar cutaway, Motor magazine, July 2009This Indycar cut-away was for the July ’09 issue of Motor magazine (Australia).

Although the Indycars look like Formula 1 vehicles, they are actually quite different. The rear wings are customised for each type of racetrack, reducing drag and allowing the cars to reach speeds of almost 400km/h (250mph). Read more about these amazing vehicles here.

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Ultimate loungeroom

FHM ultimate lounge room, July 2009

In May I was commissioned to illustrate FHM’s ‘ultimate lounge room’.

The brief was to combine all of the advertiser products (flat screen TV, blu-ray, laptop, beer cooler and lounge chair) into a single image.

I used a Google Sketchup model for the interior and Ben – FHM Australia’s editor at the time – volunteered to be the beer drinking model.

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Diffusing the situation

F1 diffuser illustration, Motor Magazine, June 2009

2009 F1 Diffuser, Motor magazine, June 2009This illustration shows the difference between the diffusers (or rear underbody – highlighted in yellow) or rival F1 manufacturers.

The diffuser pulls air from under the car creating downforce and reducing drag. There was some controversy in the F1 world earlier this year regarding the width of the diffuser. You can read more about it here.

This illustration was a little tricky due to the lack of reference photos. Most of the images were blurry action shots, but with a little improvisation and imagination I think they turned out ok.

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The need for speed II

How to trail brake, Motor magazine, May 2009

Another (slightly more detailed) trail braking illo, this time for Motor magazine in Australia.

In this version our driver wears the classic Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars.

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The need for speed

How to trail brake, FHM Australia, April 2009

A series of illustrations on advanced driving techniques for FHM Australia, including how to trail brake (top), power slide (bottom left) and accelerate our of a corner (bottom right).

I had a lot of fun drawing the details in the bubbles, including the Adidas shell-tops. Sometimes it’s the little things…

How to power slide, FHM Australia, April 2009 How to accelerate out of a corner, FHM Australia, April 2009

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Heel and toe, heel and toe

Heel and toe illustration, Motor magazine

Heel and toe method for braking and overtaking, Motor magazine, April 2009This illustration was for the April 2009 issue of Motor magazine (Australia).

The ‘heel and toe’ is a method of changing gears often used by race drivers to make braking and overtaking smoother (and therefore faster). Click here for more info.

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