Commissioned by Republic Publishing for their client Microsoft, the project is part of the launch of a new app for the Lumia mobile device, designed to give people all the tools they need to create beautiful custom home screens for their device. Shanghee Shin and Vicky Scott made unique and individual artworks for the app, which also gives profile information on each artist taking part.
This image is Christopher Gibbs' eye catching cover illustration for Edward Cox's debut fantasy novel, The Relic Guild, published by Gollancz.
"Young Clara struggles to survive in a dangerous and dysfunctional city, where eyes are keen, nights are long, and the use of magic is punishable by death. She hides in the shadows, fearful that someone will discover she is touched by magic. She knows her days are numbered. But when a strange man named Fabian Moor returns to the Labyrinth, Clara learns that magic serves a higher purpose and that some myths are much more deadly in the flesh. The only people Clara can trust are the Relic Guild, a secret band of magickers sworn to protect the Labyrinth. But the Relic Guild are now too few. To truly defeat their old nemesis Moor, mightier help will be required. To save the Labyrinth – and the lives of one million humans – Clara and the Relic Guild must find a way to contact the worlds beyond their walls."
Chris bumped into Edward at Loncon 3, The World Science Fiction Convention this year - and they got on like a house on fire. Edward's debut is already receiving some great reviews, so we hope it becomes a series!
Christopher Gibbs is represented by Arena
Phosphor Art are really excited about our latest signing – new talent Martina Paukova whose work stood out at Camberwell degree show. Her sense of colour and design are outstanding, and with several commissions under her belt already we think Martina will be a name to remember.
Arena Illustration is very proud to welcome a new illustrator to their list, Mélanie Delon. French born Mélanie, is quickly becoming one of the hot new fantasy illustrators to watch out for. She works primarily in Photoshop, digitally painting with a drawing tablet to create stunningly realistic portraits which are both mysterious and emotive. Her paintings have featured in many publications worldwide and she is a regular contributor to Imagine FX magazine.
Established Argentinian artist Patricio Oliver - known as PO! has joined Phosphor Art adding his great talent and style to our group of highly professional illustrators. He enjoys exploring fantasy worlds which is reflected in his work , and is also an expert in typography and a professor at the university of Buenos Aires. We are delighted to have him on board.
Publicis Dublin have commissioned character designers Juice to work on a campaign for The Natural Confectionary Company.
Working to a relatively simple concept, Art Director Austin Richards asked Juice to design animal characters showing how you can mix and match the jellies. Each jelly is a different animal, and by mixing them you are treated to varied combinations - both in the look of the animal and the taste. "With a little imagination, children can create all sorts of different animals, each one as fun as the last".
Juice is represented by Illustration
David has used his blend of montage with blistering vibrant colours and exemplary attention to detail, to create an effortless narrative image which encompasses
David McConochie is represented by The Art Market