Need some help to find the right illustrator?
Finding the right artist can be a challenge. Maybe my knowledge and experience of our illustrators can help you? Feel free to get in touch.
call me
Need help to find the right illustrator?
My knowledge and experience as an agent are ready to help you.
call me
Home Styles Illustrators Animators About News TV Contact Help Desktop Site
Please Sign In | Register
to use this feature.
To add to your Favorites
please Sign In | Register.
To use the lightbox
please Sign In | Register.

Agnes Ernoult

Agnes Ernoult
Fine ladies in wigs, angry witches and crazy dinosaurs – these are just a few of the characters French illustrator Agnès Ernoult has created for her clients in recent years. Each persona has its own unique charm, interesting expressions, and little touches of detail you won’t see anywhere else. That’s why her work is in demand at a range of children’s book publishers, magazines and more.

Agnès actually set out to become an English teacher. After studying the language for three years, she moved to Bristol and found herself in the Stokes Croft district. It’s an arty area, full of studios and decorated with all sorts of murals. The creative bug had bitten, and it took Agnès back to when she was three or four years old and worked at a little desk next to her father, who was a teacher marking papers.

“Every time I said, ‘I’m finished,’ he would reply, ‘You can go further by adding this or that.’ That's how drawing became a part of me. I've always loved spending hours and hours trying to represent what I had in mind as best as I could,” she explains.

Now, the artist’s life is a reality for her, she still harks back to old Disney films and Peter Rabbit stories for her inspiration. Agnès loves to see animals wearing clothes, like The Fantastic Mr Fox. Cakes, pastries and famous chefs also give her a creative spark, as does the music of French film composer Alexandre Desplats.


Agnès studied for a degree in Illustration at Ecole Pivaut in Nantes for four years. She thinks of it as the Hogwarts for future artists.


Optimism is the very first stage in Agnès’ process. When she starts an image she tells herself it’s going to be the best work she’s ever done. She is always aiming to improve. Then she begins with some quick sketches to explore the subject matter and when she’s settled on what she wants to capture, Agnès creates a bigger sketch with as much of the final detail as possible. Watercolour is her medium of choice, and when the sketching is complete she tests out some colour combinations on a small piece of paper. This way she can find something unique, perfect for the piece she’s working on. She has mastered a range of watercolour effects, and often uses ink for the outlines.


Agnes’ style of watercolour painting gives her work a soft and delicate look. It’s a subtle style, with a retro feel and a touch of humour. She loves to include nature in her illustrations such as floral details, and little insects and animals that give each image extra life. She also offers a looser and punchier cartoon style, which is ideal when the illustration needs to make people laugh.
My availability / fees
Or call 1-646-808-0205 to discuss your project

Cookies: Our website uses cookies to help us better understand your needs and so provide you with the best online experience. You can find out
more about cookies and the information they collect in our updated Terms. By using this site you are agreeing upon our updated Terms.

Please sign in

Username (email address)
Remember me

Not registered?

Add to lightbox

or Create a new lightbox

Create a new lightbox

Represented Illustrators

(to access/manage online portfolio)



remember me

password reminder?

Looking for representation?

My recently viewed portfolios

My recently viewed portfolios   i _

Portfolios visited in this and previous sessions are saved in your browser's cookies. To clear your portfolio history click here.