Now on his fifth cover, Tom Steyer gives the German Terry Pratchett editions some modernisation. Manhatten (Random House) commissioned Tom to illustrate bright, bold and memorable images, Tom says: "The technique I use enables them to apply the illustrations in various ways. For example the back covers and insides and tear-out bookmarks can have different versions i.e. different camera angles or lighting of the same subjects. All elements can be isolated and reorganized to form additional scenes. Furthermore all objects can be animated to promote the books on websites". Tom Steyer is represented by Illustration
Gail Armstrong exceeds herself with these shoebox sculptures for Stonefly in Italy.
The brief was to create two different environments which appear to have developed and unfolded from the shoeboxes themselves, one summery and rural, the other youthful and active. Gail built the pieces keeping in mind that they may be animated in the future, she says of the commission; "The trick with the images was to use multiple layers of paper bonded together where the sculpture had to look convincing as a cardboard shoebox, and single layers of paper where the sculpture required depth and form."
Gail is represented by Illustration
Nick Murray Willis works for the British Fashion Council to produce this tribute animation.
Filmed and produced by Crispy Duck Productions, Nick's expertise is put to fun use in this playful portrait of Hilary Alexander; The Telegraph’s fashion writer for her retirement party. Watch it here.
Nick Murray Willis is represented by Illustration.
For all Twilight fans who can’t wait for the final film to be released, they can now enjoy Sarah McMenemy’s illustrations in ‘The Twilight Saga the Official illustrated Guide’. You can buy your own copy at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twilight-Saga-Official-Illustrated-Guide/dp/190565443X
Sarah McMenemy is represented by the Artworks
Debbie Powell was asked by Marks and Spencers to work on their packaging for a range of snacks inspired by different countries around the world. The fantastic designs illustrate a variety of snacks including mini poppadoms and giant pretzels!
Debbie Powell is represented by the Artworks
Over the last few months Kate Forrester has been working on a great range of adverts for the Jointcare Sevenseas campaign. Kate’s hand designed typography was perfect to create the right feel for each different piece, and work with each of the images to emphasise the benefits of the Jointcare range. A different slant to some of Kate’s other work, this really shows how flexible she can be! Kate Forrester is represented by the Artworks
A sophisticated new range called ‘Style Queen’ was launched at PG Live this year to rapturous applause.
Created by Bright artist Louise Cunningham and commissioned for The Art File.
Louise’s fresh approach to illustration is created by pen and ink, collage and acrylic paint. Her artwork is fashionable, creative and on trend, the epitome of a style queen!
Aleksei Bitskoff has been working for BARNAS in Norway, whose magazines are distributed to 20, 000 children every month.
He has very successfully given popular bible stories the graphic novel treatment. Here is some of his artwork from Moses and the Brave Midwives.
Aleksei Bitskoff is represented by Arena
Adam Stower's sketchbook work is featured in the Summer issue of Illustration magazine. He explains his fascination with sketchbooks and the role they play in helping him to develop story ideas and characters:
"I love using sketchbooks. They allow me to draw freely, un-fettered by any specific purpose or the parameters of a brief. I will often begin a doodle without a clear idea of what it is I’m drawing. They take on a life of their own and I’m frequently surprised by what they become. It’s one of the many delights that make me a fervent fan of sketchbooks."
Adam Stower is represented by Arena