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Alan Baker

Alan Baker

Overview

Inspired by T Rex, the hippy zeitgeist of the 1970s and the fantasy illustration style that went with it, Alan Baker has some amazing stories to tell. Once, he hitchhiked across Europe with just £35 in his pocket and ended up in Afghanistan. He’s also known to bury dishwashers and washing machines in his garden. These are true stories, but when it comes to fantasy illustration he has an imagination that’s second to none. His awards cabinet is full of honours to prove it.
Training
When studying zoology didn’t pan out for Alan – he found himself drawing instead – he switched to illustration, and took a degree at what is now the University of Brighton. He graduated in 1976 and has been an illustrator ever since.

Approach
Some of Alan’s earliest memories involve colour, and how different shades react to the lighting conditions. Today, he works up his compositions on screen using Photoshop, then hand paints the various elements of the image, layering them together digitally at the end of the process.

Style
Though his subject matter is often fantastical, there’s a canny realism and high level of detail in Alan’s work. Skin, hair, fur and feathers are all deftly recreated whether they belong to a dragon or a dormouse.

Awards
Whitbread Award 1979
Benson & Hedges Illustration Awards Gold 1984
Creative Circle Awards 1990 Gold and Silver in Press Advertising
YES Award of Excellence 1992
Children's Choices Award 1995
Children's Choices Award 1996

Client List

  • The Guardian
  • Harrods
  • WWF
  • Macmillan
  • Penguin
  • Greys
  • OUP
  • Radio Times
  • Sunday Times
My Videos
My Videos

Food and Drinks illustration by Alan Baker
Four seasons illustration by Alan Baker
Farm animals illustration by Alan Baker
Forest illustration by Alan Baker
Wine and Seafood illustration by Alan Baker
Rabbit illustration by Alan Baker
Stoat animal illustration by Alan Baker
kingfisher Illustration
Biscuits illustration by Alan Baker
children in black and white
Dog illustration by Alan Baker
Water animals illustration by Alan Baker
Rabbit illustration by Alan Baker
Pinemartin pet illustration by Alan Baker
Aeroplanes on globe illustration by Alan Baker
Birds illustration by Alan Baker
Insects illustration by Alan Baker
Syrian Hamsters holding balloon illustration
An illustration of birds and flowers
Mammals illustration by Alan Baker
Eagle,vulture,rhino illustration
countryside mice illustration
Crow illustration by Alan Baker
Eagle flying illustration by Alan Baker
Labour man illustration by Alan Baker
Illustration of west indian boy playing in garden with humming bird, bee and iguana
Dragon illustration by Alan Baker
Icarus falling - An illustration by Alan Baker
Middle east man and palace illustration by Alan Baker
Egyptian woman illustration by Alan Baker
Girl in a garden - An illustration by Alan Baker
Wildlife fantasy - An illustration by Alan Baker
Guinea pigs illustration Alan Baker
Sea monster illustration Alan Baker
Illustration of puma animal on rocks
Girl in the garden illustration by alan Baker
Dragon monster illustration Alan Baker
Children playing on trees illustration by Alan Baker
Mouse climbing tree illustration by Alan Baker
London buildings illustration by Alan Baker
Soft wool porn for knitting fans - An animation by Alan Baker
An animation for Steampunk book by Alan Baker
Army puppets - An illustration by Alan Baker
Hand puppet shadows -  An illustration by Alan Baker
Urban city illustration by Alan Baker
Pets poster illustration by Alan Baker
Australian animals illustration by Alan Baker
Botanical plants and flowers illustration by Alan Baker
Hare behind gorse plants - illustration by Alan Baker
An illustration of wildlife by Alan Baker
Polar bear on wooden globe - An illustration by Alan Baker
Butterflies in frame - An illustration by Alan Baker
Bulls and a cow pat illustration by Alan Baker
Saint Bernard dog illustration by Alan Baker
Reptiles illustration by Alan Baker
Crow Iillustration by Alan Baker
Music instrument toys illustration by Alan Baker
An illustration of birds and insects
Skiers illustration by Alan Baker
illustration of rabbits in paint pots
Whisky,Chocolate,Mustard illustration by Alan Baker
Fire works illustration by Alan Baker
Mosquito with spiral - An illustration by Alan Baker
hand and feet illustration by Alan Baker
comic illustration of tortoise and hare race
An illustration of birds and reptiles
An illustration of sheep horns
Buildings and houses - An illustration by Alan Baker
mole in golf ground illustration
Cat illustration by Alan Baker
Icarus falling illustration by Alan Baker
Men war with Monsters - An illustration by Alan Baker
Radox bathing soap illustration by Alan Baker
Holding currency in the hand illustration Alan Baker
Dragon tree illustration by Alan Baker
Crayon colour fingers - An illustration by Alan Baker
Buildings illustration by Alan Baker
Queen illustration by Alan Baker
illustration of hamster painting
Squirrel, Eagle in the forest illustration by Alan Baker
Dragon on a hill illustration by Alan Baker
Concept of The night before Christmas - An animation by Alan Baker
The Battle of Easleburg - An animation by Alan Baker
An illustration for Noah's Knits book by Alan Baker
Portrait of Mona Lisa - An illustration by Alan Baker
The Olympics in wool - An illustration by Alan Baker

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