Christmas illustrations for your Festive projects

Yes it’s that festive time of year again! Get in touch if you need some Christmas illustrations. Maybe for your Christmas card or a present for your loved one. Art Agency artists can work with nearly every subject and Christmas is no exception.

Christmas illustrations Carols

Carol singers, by Peter Kavanagh

Christmas illustrations cat

Christmas cat and mouse illustration, by Lyn Stone

Christmas illustrations turkey

Illustration of a Turkey, by Richard Allen

Christmas illustrations snow

Snow scene illustration, by Diana Catchpole

Christmas illustrations reindeer

Illustration of Reindeer by Sandra Doyle

Information graphic art

If you commission information graphics make sure you check out this new page on our web site. View a stunning portfolio of recent work from our non-fiction artists. We can supply cutaways and explanative diagrams in a variety of styles to convey the information you want with clarity and class! Get in touch today and ask for free samples for your project.Hi-tech house cutaway How to catch waterRobbery diagram Roadsweeper cutaway

Wildlife artists and illustrators to hire

Looking for a wildlife artist?

Our wildlife artists are nothing short of stunning! They can create detailed, accurate paintings of any sort of animal, bird and fish. Tigers, crocodiles, beetles, owls, sharks… whatever you need! We can provide digital and traditional art work in a variety of styles from young children’s book to accurate anatomical guides. The Art Agency can help you commission exactly what you want from our artists, whether you’re looking for a wildlife illustrator for your animal guidebook or a portrait of your own wildlife – the family pet!

Horse-portrait-pet-painting

Horse portrait

stag-beetles

Stag beetles in action

Bird-Owl-Anatomy

Anatomy of an owl

Graphic novel illustrator

Our graphic novel illustrator Rob Davis has a new comic book out and it looks fantastic! The Motherless Oven is selling well and follows on from Rob’s impressive adaptation of Cervantes’ Don Quixote, also for the publisher SelfMadeHero. Rob is a stylish story-teller who uses the form of the comic to great effect. His drawing skills are exceptional and his figures and characters are alive with gesture and expression.

Graphic novel cover

The Motherless Oven

Rob Davis comic

It’s knife o’clock

Rob Davis drawing

Tissues inside

Rob Davis comic

My Legs

What makes a great illustrator?

The trick to being an illustrator

I used to puzzle over the work of successful illustrators and wonder what are the tricks that have made them so good? I finally saw the answer. No tricks! These artists have refined their drawing skills to such a high level that they make illustration work look easy. Their level of observation and ability to convey reality is simply fantastic. Whatever subject they draw and paint they turn it into a compelling illustration. Have a look at some of their samples and you’ll soon see the value they can add to your projects.

Beaver skeleton

Beaver skeleton by Sandra Doyle

Collie dog

Collie dog by Ian Jackson

German soldier WWI

WWI German soldier by Jean-Michel Girard

Beetles

Beetles by Dan Cole

Seasonal illustrations

Christmas is fast approaching so we thought it would be festively appropriate to share some seasonal illustrations with you, from a range of our professional and highly experienced illustrators. We can provide snowy animal illustrations, icy Sci-Fi graphic novel art work, cheery children’s book pictures and ho ho ho humorous cartoons!

Seasonal illustrations: Our artists and illustrators always bring something special to the projects they take on. With a wide range of outstanding skills in drawing and painting we are able to offer you a stunning range of styles, mediums and genre. From award-winning and beautiful conventional artwork through to inspiring digital artwork.

Below is a Wintery range of just a few special pieces of artwork our illustrators have created. If you like what you see then please do visit our main website (link above), or simply click here to access our on-line portfolio. Get in touch with your wish-list and we’ll be happy to send you a sockful of appropriate samples to consider for your project.

We hope you enjoy the excellent collection of pictures below and we wish you a very happy, very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Snow scene illustration, by Diana Catchpole

Snow scene illustration, by Diana Catchpole

Christmas children's book illustration, by Peter Kavanagh

Christmas children’s book illustration, by Peter Kavanagh

Christmas cat and mouse illustration, by Lyn Stone, seasonal illustrations

Christmas cat and mouse illustration, by Lyn Stone

Dr Who graphic novel illustration, by Rob Davis, seasonal illustrations

Dr Who graphic novel illustration, by Rob Davis

Digitally illustration of a deer, by Geri Ford, seasonal illustrations

Digitally illustration of a deer, by Geri Ford

Linocut illustration of a turkey, by Richard Allen, seasonal illustrations

Linocut illustration of a turkey, by Richard Allen

Illustration of ponies in Winter, by  Ian Jackson, seasonal illustrations

Illustration of ponies in Winter, by Ian Jackson

Illustrations of Reindeer, by Sandra Doyle, seasonal illustrations

Illustrations of Reindeer, by Sandra Doyle

Illustration of polar bears, by Fiammetta Dogi, seasonal illustrations

Illustration of polar bears, by Fiammetta Dogi

Digital illustration of penguins, by Mick Posen, seasonal illustrations

Digital illustration of penguins, by Mick Posen

Illustration of a hare, by Peter David Scott , seasonal illustrations

Illustration of a hare, by Peter David Scott

Digital illustration of penguins by Gary Hanna, seasonal illustrations

Digital illustration of penguins by Gary Hanna

Barry Croucher

Barry Croucher wins the silver award in the design category of the latest Association of Illustrators (AOI) competition!

Barry Croucher wins the silver award

The Association of Illustrators (www.theaoi.com) is the leading not for profit trade organisation, promoting contemporary illustration and maintaining industry standards. Now in it’s 36th year, the ‘Images’ book and touring exhibition was launched for the first time at London’s Somerset House in October. Artists from our agency have a strong presence this year with 5 selected entries and Barry Croucher’s Silver Award winning entry in the Design category for ‘Hadrian’s Wall’.

Barry Croucher wins the silver award

Charlie Barr of Studio MB, working for the Vindolander Roman Museum in Northumbria wanted to create a large frieze 12m x 2.5m showing the construction and manning of Hadrian’s Wall, illustrated in the style of the Trajan’s Column carved stone relief. The huge scale of the art work gave Barry many technical problems to solve, which he managed on time, to budget and to award-winning effect!

Barry Croucher

Barry Croucher has been a full time illustrator for more than 18 years, originally working in watercolour, acrylics and airbrush. In the last 10 years he has moved over to digital media to produce a wide variety of scientific and technical illustration. His work ranges from photorealistic to more stylised images.

The other Art Agency artists selected for inclusion in the Images 36 book were:

Barry CroucherBlack Bear by Peter Scott

Barry Croucher
The Nun by Rob Davis

Barry Croucher
Sea Otter by Gary Hanna

Barry Croucher
Desert T-rex by Mick Posen

 

Peter Scott

Peter Scott and his amazing natural history illustrations has been adorning books for many years. Over thirty of his solo books have been published and he has collaborated on a similar amount. His clients include major publishing houses like Usborne Books, Harper Collins, Time Life, Random House, Athena, Virgin, Disney, BBC, RSPB, Dorling Kindersley, and many other companies. His work has also been used in advertising and television. A very busy man indeed!

Peter Scott has recently completed several books for innovative publishers Templar, including two large format hardbacks, each with twenty two large watercolour paintings and pencil drawings.

Peter was commissioned last year by QED to illustrate four books for a new series called Animal Diaries. Written by Steve Parker they portray the lives of young animals in a lively, fun style. He mixes engaging expressions with realism to great effect, bringing out the character and charm of the animals and the excitement of their adventures. The results are great fun and fantastic!

This lengthy project needed disciplined organisation to deliver the work smoothly and on time. Peter had no problem providing QED with the professional efficiency of a talented and very experienced illustrator. The success of the series has led to the commissioning of another four books, which is wonderful news! Keep it up, Peter!

If you are interested to see more of Peter’s wonderful animal illustrations and other natural history artwork, please visit our main website here or take a look at Peter’s wonderful and informative on-line portfolio.

Here are a selection of illustrations by Peter:

Peter Scott

Tiger illustration

 

Peter Scott

Animal illustration

 

Peter Scott

Shark illustration

 

Peter Scott

Illustration of T-Rex

 

Peter Scott

Illustration of a T-Rex

 

Peter Scott

Spider illustration

 

Peter Scott

Illustration of elephants

 

Peter Scott

Natural history illustrations

Tom Connell

Tom Connell worked on a very successful commission for Parragon. The project was Gold Stars, key stage two books for schools on Science and English. The books were published in 2009 and have proved very popular.

Tom Connell completed 297 spot illustrations covering every subject imaginable in just one month! Quite a marathon for him. At the end Tom, said “Here are the last few! My God, I’ve finished them! I’m in hiding until Monday now.”

Tom has recently illustrated a new series in the same style for QED called Art Smart published in August 2012. These feature a number of step-by-step spreads showing children how to create art works. Lauren Taylor the editor, said “You’re an absolute star, Tom. Thank you.” The success of this project for Tom means that QED plan to continue the series with him. Good luck, Tom!

Here are a selection of the spot illustrations completed for QED. All these images have been created using Adobe Illustrator. If you would like to see more work by Tom, please visit our main website right here! Or click on the link in the menu above.

Tom Connell

 

Tom Connell

Spot illustrations by Tom Connell

 

Tom Connell

 

Tom Connell

 

Tom Connell

Hobbledown

Hobbledown, is a fantastic new adventure park and farm, which has opened this summer in Epsom. Our illustrator, Lyn Stone was chosen to help create the story and image of the site.

The park’s theme is based on a story written by Angela Hulber and illustrated by Lyn, who did the cover and over thirty-two pencil illustrations. Crucial to the project was the creation of the main characters and their homes and Lyn’s imagination and humour has proved invaluable to the Hobbledown team. Lyn also created a range of animal and character silhouettes with Adobe Illustrator. The silhouettes are part of the park’s main identity and feature with the logo, website and on site signage.

Lyn was recently invited to their grand opening and alongside the author signed over two hundred and fifty books on a very hot day! Between creating sketches in books and holding babies for the photographer, she had a great day!

Lyn’s highly detailed illustrations have been created using soft graphite pencils. She very much enjoy’s and thrives on projects that allow her to really use her imagination, creating worlds and creatures that compliment and enhance great stories.

It doesn’t end here for Lyn either, as there are plans for a further four or five books in all!

If you would like to see more samples of Lyn’s work on this project, visit the agency’s main site, by just clicking here!

Hobblers stuck in Glime, Hobbledown

Hobblers stuck in Glime, illustration from the book.

The grisly Rumpletump monster

The grisly Rumpletump monster, illustration from Hobbledown

Hobbledown signage

Hobbledown signage, using Lyn Stone’s artwork

Hobbledown bespoke signage

Hobbledown bespoke signage, using Lyn Stone’s artwork

Hobbledown book signing

Lyn Stone signing books at the grand opening