One of the main characters from the XMEN comics, Jean Grey, is receiving her own comic book series and Stephanie Hans assisted in creating one of the variant covers for the first book.
Coco Masuda created illustrations for a children’s book based on the popular Indian fable, The Tiger, The Brahmin, and The Jackal.
Coco Masuda illustrates, designs print material and responsive websites, and helps clients, big and small, with all the knowledge with great patience. Coco’s clients include American Express, Estée Lauder, Sony Music, Starbucks, Target, United Airlines, and many others.
Alvina Kwong recently finished these illustrations for BeachHouse Publishing’s board book, Sand Mouse’s Soup.
“It was a lot of fun researching the culture of Hawaii and creating the different mouse characters. Hawaii is where I was born so being able to illustrate for a local publisher from Hawaii made it more meaningful for me.”
Living with Yuko Shimizu is a book of 32 carefully selected images, printed on thick sturdy paper, that can be kept on your bookshelf or used as an affordable option of wall art.
Chellie Carroll is a London-based illustrator known for her eclectic style which often incorporates floral images, decorative patterns and female photographic elements. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997, Chellie worked as a designer until 2000 when she decided to focus solely on illustration. Throughout her career, Chellie has worked with a wide range of clients such as BBC3, BT Vision, Cadbury Flake, PlayStation, Kellogg’s, Cancer Research, Schaller Cosmetics, Mattel, The Sunday Times Magazine, Contagious Magazine, Computer Arts, Readers Digest and Oxford University Press, among others. Most recently she has been working with several publishing companies such as Stripes Publishing and Michael O’Mara Books to create art for novels and coloring books.
Allen Garns was commissioned by Denise Cronin, VP of Creative at Viking Books for Children, to illustrate a book about a boy living in the Valley of Kings at the time of Howard Carter’s search for King Tut’s tomb. After 2 years of work, the book has been published.
The Tomb Robber and King Tut is available through Amazon.
More work from Allen Garns can be seen at allengarns.com.
Illustration Web artist Hannah Davies recently completed a series of illustrations commissioned by Watkins Publishing for a new health and wellness book entitled, Mudras for Modern Life.
The book aims to help the reader transform their life through the power of mudras – subtle but highly effective hand gestures that boost health and wellbeing.
It was extremely important to capture the right emotion for every chapter to inspire the reader. I feel like I really had a chance to show my true style in this book by combining water-colours and my layered textiles papers with intricate hand drawn design . I was left to my own devises to create a true representation of each Mudra. It was a pleasure working with Watkins publishing and a joy to make this fantastic book come alive with my vibrant illustrations.
Hannah Davies is a freelance illustrator living and working in South Wales. As well as being a fantastic decorative illustrator working in advertising, fashion and editorial, she also makes a range of items using her skills with textiles. More of her work can be seen through her DOI Portfolio and at illustrationweb.us.
Sara now regularly illustrates recipe features in Southern Living magazine, and Agency Rush has several other projects underway as a result of their presence in the Directory program.
Andy Potts was recently commissioned to illustrate the cover and 8 essays for a new UKTV publication promoting British creativity entitled, Tomorrow’s People: Making Cultures for Creativity.
Tomorrow’s People: Making Cultures For Creativity was launched to coincide with the 40th annual Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival. The book features essays from Sharon Horgan, Piv Bernth, Matt Brittin, Chris Chibnall and more.
All of the anecdotal essays offered plenty of inspiring and funny morsels to illustrate and once I’d settled on a style and palette the job was a joy to create in a relatively short turnaround time.
Below are a few selections, and you can check out the complete series via Andy’s blog.