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25th September 2020

Meet the Arists – Lucia Gaggiotti

Lucia Gagiotti’s beautiful illustrations use vintage references and iconography to make incredible contemporary graphic art, calling out to classic children’s books, folk art and mid-century design. Her cartoonish figures are rendered with a practiced naïveté and immaculately presented with worn in textures; her images feel like they have a life well-lived. Splitting her time between […]

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25th September 2020

Meet the Artists – Chris Wormell

Chris Wormell’s illustrations are full of engrossing scenes, accentuated by dramatic use light and shadow that are both immersive and atmospheric. Throughout his career, whether using linocut, wood engravings or digital tools, Chris has illustrated countless memorable campaigns, book covers and editorial pieces that share his exquisite eye for detail, bold use of shadow and […]

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14th August 2020

Meet the Artists – Andrew Davidson

Over the last forty years Andrew Davidson has successfully created an enviable body of work that displays his mastery of different mediums; wood engraving, woodcut printing, gouache painting, each one underscored by an attention given to draughtsmanship, and confident graphic compositions. Andrew’s images take into account what might be added to them later and seamlessly […]

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14th August 2020

Meet The Artists – Dawn Cooper

Dawn Cooper’s illustrations are teeming with references to the natural world, her work capturing and celebrating the small differences to be found in her chosen subjects; whether that’s ocean inhabitants, species of butterfly or the variations in shape and type of leaves. This consideration given to the smaller details is found throughout Dawn’s work, conveying […]

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10th August 2020

Nic Jones paints both poles for Quarto in “North Pole / South Pole”

Nic Jones’s first book for Quarto Publishing, North Pole/South Pole (written by Michael Bright), is available to pre-order now! A literal “flip book” the reader begins at the North Pole, learning about the climate and geography of the arctic and then flips the book over to arrive at the South Pole, where you can discover the tabular […]

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17th July 2020

Meet the Artists – Nic Jones

Nic Jones draws inspiration from the animal world, creating beautiful digital illustrations that evoke the tactile feel of fur and feathers through her use of painterly texture and confident mark making. Colour palettes and the settings they suggest are another important feature of Nic’s work; warm saturated reds and green suggest active nighttime in images […]

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17th July 2020

Meet the Artists – Laura Barrett

Laura Barrett creates elegantly composed illustrations made up of layered levels of silhouetted cutouts, throwing her subject matter into stark relief and confidently exposing her eye for gesture and the intricacy in her designs. Developing her style from traditional Scherenschnitte (paper cutting), Laura uses digital techniques to enhance the theatrical nature of her work; clearly divided […]

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15th July 2020

Katie Ponder reimagines Greek Myths for DK

Katie Ponder has illustrated “Greek Myths”, a new collection of the classic tales written  by Jean Menzies and published by DK. After initially pitching on the book, Katie was delighted receive the go ahead and get stuck into a substantial project; taking just 6 months to rough out the entire book and then work closely […]

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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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