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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 – Laurindo Feliciano

Laurindo Feliciano’s illustrations have a specific nostalgic quality to them. They don’t look at the past with rose tinted glasses, placing times gone by on a pedestal; but they do evoke an era of unprecedented quality and master craftsmanship. Laurindo’s work combines elements of digital painting and collage, utilising his impressive collection of vintage printed ephemera […]

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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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3rd April 2020

Mary Woodin’s 10 simple steps to drawing nature.

Mary Woodin’s follow-up to her first ten-step drawing book “Flowers” has arrived! “10 Step Drawing: Nature” aims to provide readers with clear and simple instructions on how to reproduce Mary’s beautiful pencil drawings. The challenge with working on books like these, Mary says, is being “…able to break each subject down into logical and progressive […]

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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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13th March 2020

Meet the Artists – Harry Goldhawk

Rounding off this edition of Meet the Artists is Harry Goldhawk, an illustrator and motion artist whose work captures tranquil atmospheres, and the subtle movement through them. Harry joined the Artworks in October 2019, working with an impressive list of publishers (Penguin Random House, Macmillan Publishing, Michael O’Mara Books…) as well as founding the beautifully […]

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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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3rd December 2019

Lindsey Spinks’s delicious Illustrations for Waitrose’s November Party Season Survival Guide

Lindsey Spinks has lended her Illustrative charm to the Waitrose November Party Season Survival Guide. Illustrating a variety of different vibrant fruit and veg, Lindsey created each drawing to sit alongside exciting healthy recipes for the ultimate party host to try. Lindsey worked closely with Art Director Kat to create rough pencil sketches that were […]

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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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12th November 2019

Laura Barrett brings Mr Darcy back to life in latest Book Cover Illustration

Laura Barrett has illustrated a stunning silhouette of the much loved Jane Austen character, Mr Darcy, for a new book by Garbielle Malcom, commissioned by Imogen Streater at independent publisher Endeavour Quill. We spoke to Laura, asking how she approached such an exciting project. Laura told us, as with any illustrated project, this one started […]

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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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22nd October 2019

Lucy Rose adds her illustrative charm to new book: Au Coeur de la Foret

In her latest instalment of beautifully drawn books, Lucy Rose has added her illustrative charm to Au Coeur de la Foret, an anthology of short stories all with a ‘tree theme’ written by various young French authors. Lucy was commissioned by Auzou Publishing in France to illustrate the cover for the new fiction children’s book Au […]

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3rd October 2019

Live Illustration Book Launch in Foyles

The wait for the next Book of Dust installment is finally over! Philip Pullman’s newest novel makes the reader question their understanding of the world they live in, whilst delving deep into the next stage of Lyra’s epic adventure. The cover was illustrated – once again – by the endlessly talented Chris Wormell. Chris has […]

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2nd October 2019

UKLA Longlist for When the Stars Come Out

We are very excited to announce that When the Stars Come Out has been longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020! Lucy Rose was commissioned by Caterpillar Books to illustrate When the Stars Come Out, written by Nicola Edwards. This was Lucy Rose’s first children’s book project, and it required an extensive amount of highly narrative […]

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27th September 2019

Lucy Davey Brings the ‘Shopaholic’ Series to Life

Lucy Davey has illustrated a plethora of dainty drawings for Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series. Richard Ogle at Penguin, briefed Lucy to illustrate bright and playful spot-illustrations that reflect the theme of each book. When completing the project, it was important for Lucy to keep the Becky Bloomwood character recognisable and to maintain a consistent series-style. Lucy […]

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20th September 2019

Rob Ball Brings the Mystical World of Fighting Fantasy to Life

This September, Scholastic released new editions in the cult ‘game-in-a-book’ series, Fighting Fantasy. Rob Ball has been producing artwork for the Fighting Fantasy covers for a number of years, but this the first time he has produced the interior illustrations as well. When we caught up with Rob, he exclaimed his excitement about the project […]

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13th September 2019

The Wonders of Nature

This month we were very excited to see Daniel Long’s intricately illustrated compendium of rocks, minerals, microscopic life, plants, and animals, in Ben Hoare’s new book, The Wonders of Nature. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the curious creatures Daniel illustrated for the book…  

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