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Springtime Magic

Illustrator Ollie Maxwell and animator Gary Mayescollaborate to craft springtime magic and bring a beautiful bottle of Nyetimber Classic Cuvee to life.

Nyetimber, makers of world-renowned English sparkling wines, commissioned Ollie Maxwell to create this exquisite watercolour illustration of springtime flora and insects surrounding a bottle of Nyetimber Classic Cuvee.
They commissioned Gary Mayes to transform Ollie’s elegant work into a subtly-animated springtime scene with blooming flowers, growing plants and fluttering, buzzing insects, all attracted to the centre-stage fine wine.
Fizz and sparkle to gladden our hearts this spring! View the animation HERE and on Nyetimber's Instagram HERE


All Hail The Healthcare Heroes

Stella Magazine commission Ruth Palmer to create their first ever illustrated cover.

Ruth Palmer's traditional style of illustrating caught the eye of the Art Director at Stella Magazine who commissioned her to illustrate their latest magazine cover, having never used illustration before! The brief was to base the artwork on the original poster recruiting nurses in 1917, paying tribute to 100 years of frontline medics.

Ruth Palmer is represented by IllustrationX

Sarah McMenemy’s illustrations depict the diabetic body in a new animation

Sarah McMenemy has created assets and illustrations for a public information animation, helping to raise awareness about the widespread problem of Diabetes across the USA.

Working closely with an animator, Sarah’s images grow and shrink as we enter the unseen world of our own bodies, giving us a glimpse into the way Diabetes works. Taking cues from the client, Sarah had to keep the visuals approachable;

“The client wanted to avoid it looking worrying or too medical, and therefore retain the viewers attention. I used a harmonious set of colours to depict the organs. The watercolour treatment allowed us to overlap and show positioning of organs in the body.”

Scanning her watercolours into photoshop, the use of overlays and transparencies perfectly depict the way glucose and insulin work with blood cells, taking visual cues from vintage biology encyclopaedias.

If you’re keen to learn more about how diabetes can affect you or others then we highly recommend taking a look at this latest animation from Sarah McMenemy!

Sarah McMenmy is represented by The Artworks

Jasmine Chin’s Recipes and How-Tos

With people turning to cooking for entertainment, comfort and sustenance during lockdown, Phosphor's Jasmine Chin took it upon herself to illustrate some of her favourite recipes for other people to try at home. Banana bread has become an iconic symbol of this pandemic and Jasmine's banana cake recipe includes some interesting additions, including orange juice and cinnamon.


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