Bright Artist Rachael Presky not only illustrates, she also has a biomedical sciences degree. In response to the Coronavirus, she’s created a series of incredible pictures that mix illustrate different information about the virus, spreading some needed clarity in the midst of so much misinformation!
See more of Rachael’s work in her portfolio HERE
IllustrationX are delighted to have Abi Langridge – AKA Paperface join as their latest signing having won the SAA Award at the WIA Awards last year where she stood out to all of us with her, her portfolio is now Live on the site and she is welcoming commissions.
Working in a bold, graphical style, Paperface – creates illustrations that are punchy and expressive, yet light-hearted in tone and thoroughly charming. Her background in graphic garida design means she’s adept at reducing clutter and ensuring that the core message hits home in an instant, knows her way around an agency brief and understands the creative process.
Growing up in Grantham, Abi has been drawn to illustration since childhood. She received a degree in graphic design from Leeds University, before working in London and New York, later returning to the UK and settling in Yorkshire. Her time in the US is a big source of inspiration, with the landscape, culture, people, food and wildlife across the country feeding into her personal work.
To see Paperface's outstanding work please visit her portfolio HERE
The trailer for Lucy Rose Cartwright’s new book “Wild City” starts off with a city townhouse, revealed to be surrounded by all kinds of flora and fauna, some expected, but some… definitely unexpected! Flamingoes?!
These are the kind of reveals and unexpected communities we can expect to find in “Wild City”, an exploration of cities round the world and the creatures we share them with. Illustrated by Lucy Rose Cartwright and written by the award winning natural history author Ben Hoare, the book takes the reader from London to Singapore to Rio de Janeiro.
Initially approached to create the cover and a few sample spreads, Lucy’s illustrative approach was then used throughout the full book. Lucy worked closely with designer Laura Hall to make sure that all the correct animals and feature of each city were included before working up her sketches into full colour illustrations!
The danger with working on images like these however, is enjoying getting lost in the details a little too much, “I had to be strict on how much time I could spend on each page, it was very easy to get caught up in adding too much detail.” But being strict didn’t mean that Lucy didn’t enjoy the brief, “I really enjoyed this project and felt so grateful to be part of it. The most exciting time for me is when you first receive the brief and you sit down and sketch out all your ideas, I still sketch all of my roughs by hand rather than using my iPad as I love the physicality of drawing on paper. ”
Wild City is out via Macmillan Kids Publishing in Autumn 2020.
See the full trailer here.
This self-inspired image speaks for itself -sums up the current situation in a lot of households by sitting and hoping it will all go away!
Other images show some recent new work completed in the last months. Øivind is available for commissions.
Quino Marin's striking illustration reflecting the isolation a big proportion of the world's people are facing over the next few months - however, there is optimism in the title that there will be end to it eventually.
Quino's take on the iconic 80's film Blade Runner and some illustrations from Quino's educational work of otherwise normal daily life scenes we normally take for granted.
Quino is available for commissions.
Biz Hull has been represented by Artist Partners for many years, and has been busily engaged on a series of books which has lasted for well over 20 years, and in that time she has produced hundreds of artworks for the children’s book series entitled :
My Secret Unicorn - written by Linda Chapman we have just completed the last book in the series of 66 titles.