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

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

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

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!