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10th July 2020

Rob Ball creates a journey through time and space on the cover of Notes From Small Planets

Rob Ball has illustrated the cover to a guide to the galaxy (not that one) for Harper Voyager; Notes From Small Planets is a Lonely Planet style guide that shows readers all the best things to see and do in the worlds of science fiction and fantasy in the vein of The Lord of the Rings and […]

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19th June 2020

Meet the Artists – Daniela Terrazzini

Daniela Terrazzini’s work features bold, contemporary takes on classical styles; working across a variety of mediums, from watercolour and inks to digital design and collage mixed media. Central to her illustrations though is a clear dedication to draughtsmanship and a quiet, haunting quality that emerges from Daniela’s delicate line and muted colours. Often featuring ethereal […]

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19th June 2020

Meet the Artists – Catherine Pearson

Catherine Pearson is an illustrator whose work features perfectly crafted characters; rich with eye-popping colour and lightly dusted with just the right amount of texture to lift them up without overtaking the image. While Catherine herself describes her process more as a recipe (daughter of a chef), her end results lend themselves better to more […]

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5th June 2020

Meet the Artists – Rachael Saunders

Rachael Saunders illustrations are fun, plain and simple. Every character has a knowing smile on their face no matter the situation or scene and they invite the viewer to join in the joke. Though it isn’t just Rachael’s character work that share their smiles. Her designs for packaging, posters and book covers are executed with […]

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22nd May 2020

Meet the Artists – Lucy Rose

Lucy Rose’s illustrations have a vintage, timeless appeal. Which is not to say that her images aren’t contemporary, but there is something in the softness of her line, the distressed textures and the muted colours that offers a nostalgic warmth. After being quickly picked up by The Artworks upon graduation, Lucy has worked for clients […]

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15th May 2020

Rachael Saunders is bringing her illustrations to life!

Rachael Saunders is clearly a doer. Not only has she been using her time in lockdown to create draw along tutorials based on her illustrations, but she has also spent the time expanding her skillset; learning how to animate and bring her illustrations to life. Recognising that animation is becoming more desirable in the creative […]

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8th May 2020

Meet the Artists – James Weston Lewis

The stories James Weston Lewis tells within his illustrations are impressively detailed while remaining strikingly bold – they draw you in from afar with their distinctive limited colour palettes and reward closer inspection with concise narratives. It’s no wonder that James says if he wasn’t an illustrator, he’d be writing. James says that his grandparents […]

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24th April 2020

Meet The Artists – Rob Ball

The illustrations of Rob Ball are that which you escape into. Like the greatest comic books, sci-fi films or fantasy novels, Rob’s work promises worlds that are brimming with dynamism, popping with colour and challenging the viewer to look deeper. It’s not surprising then, that Rob has been asked to illustrate covers and books related […]

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24th April 2020

Meet the Artists – Hannah Bailey

There’s a wonderful specificity about Hannah Bailey’s illustrations, with her carefully developed process allowing her to bring accuracy and sophistication to her subjects. They are as much educational as they are beautiful. Hannahs work has naturally evolved from humble beginnings winning a Blue Peter badge for a comic strip competition! Perfectly combining naturalistic washes, scientific curiosity […]

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13th April 2020

Rachel Saunders launches a Boom! Bang! Royal Meringue! draw-along!

If you’re struggling for things to do at home that help keep the kids entertained, Rachel Saunders might have something for you! “Doodle with a Poodle” is a draw-along tutorial, where Rachel takes you through all the steps to recreate the Cat from her picture book with Sally Doran, “Boom! Bang! Royal Meringue!” Starting with […]

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10th April 2020

Meet the Artists – Amy Grimes

Amy Grimes’s illustrations are brimming with the human touch, her fluid landscapes are full of brightly coloured elements, soft textures and confidently made marks; reflecting the natural patterns found in her favourite subjects. Amy creates botanical motifs and leafy scenes that highlight the dense enclosures of the outdoors, while somehow giving every element of the […]

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7th April 2020

Laura Barrett gives some beind-the-scenes insight into her process for “The Little Mermaid”

Laura Barrett’s illustrated version of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale “The Little Mermaid” has just been released in paperback, with words by the wonderful Geraldine McCaughrean and published by Orchard Books. To celebrate its release Laura has written a detailed behind-the-scenes about her process during this project over on Medium. In the article, Laura […]

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27th March 2020

Meet the Artists – Holly Maguire

Holly Maguire’s illustrations are bursting at the seams with all the vibrancy and colour of Spring in full bloom; both the subject matter she chooses and her techniques reflect the influence of and an appreciation for, nature. Her hand painted gouache illustrations show brightly coloured characters surrounded by curling leaves, happy pets and sometimes, even […]

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17th March 2020

Rachael Saunders illustrates the expressive adventurer, “Fidget the Wonder Dog”

  Rachael Saunders has illustrated the debut picture book by author Patricia Forde; an epic tale of love, loss, reunion and adventure on the high seas, told through the friendship of a girl and her dog, Fidget. Rachael describes how, like Fidget, she also went on an adventure with this project, striving to Along with […]

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3rd January 2020

The Artworks ‘Best of Illustration’ 2019

As we enter the start of 2020, a time for exciting new projects, collaborations and Illustrations, we wanted to remember all the fantastic work created by our artists over the last year. Here is our 2019 round up of the ‘Best of Illustration’! Animal Atlas by Anne Rooney and Lonely Planet Kids. This stunning picture […]

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15th November 2019

The Artworks has 14 books featured on Waterstones ‘Best of 2019’ Book Guide

We are delighted to announce that in the run up to Christmas, The Story of London Underground Illustrated by Sarah McMenemy, Christmas Shopaholic Illustrated by Lucy Davey, The Book of Dust (Volumes one and two), Seashaken Houses, Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp and Erebus Illustrated by Chris Wormell, Shakespeare For Every Day of The Year Illustrated by Harry Goldhawk, The Snow Queen […]

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15th November 2019

Planetarium wins the Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize 2019

Planetarium: Welcome to the Museum by astrophysicist Raman Prinja and Ilustrator Chris Wormell has been chosen by children as the winning book for the 2019 Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize. The prize was awarded at a ceremony hosted by CBBC’s Lindsey Russell at the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, this afternoon (13 November […]

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28th October 2019

Get lost in Lucy Rose’s Animal Atlas for Lonely Planet Kids

In our latest book delivery day, we were incredibly excited to receive a copy of Animal Atlas by Lonely Planet Kids and Anne Rooney, Illustrated by our hugely talented Lucy Rose! Lucy was commissioned by Lonely Planet Kids to illustrate the enchanting and educational children’s book: Animal Atlas, a book that explores the Animation Kingdom […]

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23rd October 2019

When the Whales Walked shortlisted for SLA award

We are very excited to announce that When the Whales Walked has been shortlisted for an SLA information book award! The talented Hannah Bailey was commissioned by Quarto to illustrate the non-fiction children’s book When Whales Walked, written by Dougal Dixon. The first book in the series, followed by When We Became Humans, has been shortlisted for […]

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23rd October 2019

Getting to know our newest Illustrator and Motion Designer: Harry Goldhawk!

We are incredibly excited to introduce our newest Illustrator and Motion Designer: Harry Goldhawk. Based in Cornwall, Harry’s beautiful digital drawings explore nature, the elements and cool cowboys; he loves designing fantastical book covers and animating exciting motion graphics. Alongside Illustration, Harry is also the co-founder of Papio Press, an Art Print and Accessories Company […]

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