My imagined drawing of Covid19 before the first press release.

I had a couple of invitations to draw at live events during year one of the UK’s Covid 19 lockdown.  At one event I was challenged to visualise the possible ‘look’  of the virus before any actual images appeared in the press.

Here’s a detail from my first impression, titled, ‘Before the Wise’ [full drawing follows beneath it]


By the time I shared my drawing on twitter and deviantart, the press was full of actual enhanced images of the virus. But as we all know viruses mutate so maybe  one day it will  match my imagination!


covid 19 , Artist’s impression by Grant

I don’t make a big habit of guessing the look of viruses but in 2009 the H1N1 Pandemic (H1N1pdm09 virus)  caught by attention and I did this visualisation of its effect on the mind :

An imagined visualisation of the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic (H1N1pdm09 virus) and its hold on the mind (slip traced on unfired clay, by Grant
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