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

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

Welcome

Welcome to our brand new blog! Over the coming weeks, months, years, we’ll share with you work from some of the finest illustrators in the universe. As we know it, Jim. Artwork in progress, completed pieces, new styles, and new samples!

Welcome: Today we thought we would share some of our artists work with you, just to give you some idea of the range of styles available.

There are digital illustrators, fantasy illustrators and picture book illustrators. We also have great character illustrators, 3d illustrators and much more. Every artist is professional and reliable as well as talented and remarkable!

So without delay here is a small selection of work by some of our artists. We will over the coming weeks be sharing artwork with you of all our artists:

Welcome

Space illustration by Mark Garlick

 

Children's book illustration, Diana Catchpole, Welcome

Children’s book illustration, by Diana Catchpole

 

Welcome

Animal illustration, by Ian Jackson

 

Historical Illustration, welcome

Historical illustration, by Claudia Saraceni

 

Welcome

Shark, by Peter Scott

If you would like to see more, please visit our on-line portfolio and official website right here! If you would like to contact us straight away, please click on our contact button in the above menu and complete our simple contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!