For the past three years Phosphor Art's Dave Hopkins has been illustrating a monthly column for GQ. The feature explains how readers can be on their "A Game" in many different situations - from bowling to cooking. Dave's 'How To' style pen and ink illustrations accompany expert advice in the magazine's column, which is soon to be made into a coffee table book.
Templar have come up with this brilliant idea to create a set of intricate and high end colouring books. The imprint, ‘Pictura’ is a series of “Art to collect and colour”. Our very own Niroot Puttapipat was one of the fantastic illustrators asked to take part in this exciting project. Niroot created a wonderful world of ‘Faeries’, designed to be enjoyed and coloured in any way the collector desires. Have a look at this great example of how you can colour in Niroot’s wonderful illustrations and just a glimpse of what is possible to do with these Pictura books here.
Niroot Puttapipat is represented by The Artworks
Pam Ayres has a wonderful new collection of poems and anecdotes published this month by Ebury Press. You Made Me Late Again! is the third collection of her poems that Susan Hellard has had the pleasure in illustrating. This really is a lovely partnership, Sue's pen & ink drawings set the tone beautifully and are a perfect foil for Pam's witty observations of life.
Susan Hellard is represented by Arena
Italian artist Barbara Bongini has been working away on a great series of original books from Usborne publishing. Fairy Ponies tells the tales of a little girl, Holly, and the magical world of the fairy ponies. Barbara's ability to create fabulous images in both colour and b&w have proved hugely successful in these books, and we can give you a sneak peek in this lovely article from Usborne: http://usbornepublishing.tumblr.com/post/43642014368/away-with-the-fairies
Barbara Bongini is represented by The Organisation