Anne Kristin Hagesaether (Eastwing)has produced thirteen beautiful illustrations to form chapter openers for the "Mind Body & Spirit Book of Days" 2010 diary, produced by DBP. Anne Kristin's sensitive and painterly illustrations set the perfect tone for the theme of the diary - "Living in the moment". The illustration shown is the opener for June.
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Commissioned for the Radox ‘How to Be Selfish’ campaign, Martina Farrow’s soft and feminine style was used across the website in a series of illustrations.
Martina is represented by New Division
Alex T Smith’s third picture book with Scholastic Children’s Books has just been published! My Mum Has X-Ray Vision! by Angela McAllister, is a hilariously sweet story about how mum’s always know what you are up to… especially if it’s something you are not meant to be doing:
Milo’s Mum always knows what he’s up to. She knows when he's using her saucepans to brew up magic spells, and she knows when he's bouncing on his bed. She even knows when he's wrestling with giant sea monsters in the bath. But how does she do it? There can only be one answer: she must have X-Ray vision!
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Tomislav’s beautiful illustration of the Snow Queen was used on the cover of this year’s Christmas edition of Illustration Magazine. His sketchbook work was also chosen for the Illustrator’s Notebook feature, offering an insight into his extraordinary imagination and draftsmanship.
When I start to illustrate books I used sketchbooks as a database for reference material. I draw lots of studies of plants, trees, animals and other stuff, all of which could help me with my illustrations.
Tomislav is represented by Arena.
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Arena’s new illustrator Thomas Flintham was commissioned to create their charming Christmas card this year, Angel. This character originated as the Angel of Light in Thomas’ Christmas comic series, Super Christmas.
Thomas recently finished his Illustration Masters at Camberwell School of Art and is already becoming well known for his meticulously detailed maze artworks, including The Amazing Giant’s Castle.
Setting all his paint-guns to ‘funny’ is Keith Robinson and his epic work on last week’s 2009 British Comedy Awards.
Keith created branding, titles and packaging—including logo, to reflect the superhero theme of the set. He also produced storyboards for Marvel comic artist Mike McKone, later animating Mike’s characters.
Keith is represented by Illustration ltd
you can open his portfolio here
Kathryn Rathke is the talented hand behind these portraits for Seattle’s The Stranger.
The magazine awards a yearly $5000 sum to accomplished local "geniuses", and Kathryn was thrilled to be commissioned for the feature. As well as 10' x 10' reproductions, the portraits were also printed on(presumably limited edition) cupcakes!
Kathryn is represented by Illustration Ltd.
You can see more of her work here
Some illustration goes way beyond the reach of words. Shailesh Khandeparkar’s stark and powerful poster design is one such illustration.
The first anniversary of the terror attacks are remembered in these posters and prints, and were distributed by India's DNA newspaper.
Shailesh is represented by Illustration Ltd
You can see more of his work here