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Lauren Mortimer

International Pencil Illustrator specializing in Realism & Vintage Illustrations. London

Lauren Mortimer
Lauren Mortimer feels inspired and content when she’s sitting somewhere quiet, perhaps looking at birds through a pair of binoculars. This can be tricky when you live in Hackney, so she’s grateful for nearby Victoria Park, Hackney Downs and London Fields. However, she also enjoys city life and the vibrancy of the area she lives in, where new things are opening all the time.

She loves folky and dreamy music, collects matchboxes, and has a twin sister called Jade who’s a filmmaker.


Lauren studied Fashion Communication with Promotion at Central Saint Martins, but decided illustration would be her career. She enjoys instigating projects on her own and after graduating worked hard to put together a solid portfolio – teaching children’s art lessons along the way.


Lauren draws on cotton paper using a variety of fine mechanical pencils. She'll sketch up her illustrations on a Cintiq tablet, which allows her to play around with compositions, then she'll rework final illustrations in pencil.


The pencil is dominant in Lauren’s work, and with her incredible shading skills little or no colour is needed. There’s a touch of the surreal about her style as well. A brain-shaped soft ice cream… with a Flake?
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brain, ice cream, freeze, surreal
Gun Bunny Illustration by Lauren Mortimer
bunny, rabbit, surreal, brain, duck
Thinker, statue, pencil, tone, wash, man, pose
Fashion ilustration for Elle Magazine, by Lauren Mortimer
swisscanto bank, cows, mountains, landscape, pencil, grass, trees, snow, fields
Tequila Mockingbird Cocktail Book: The Adventures of Sherbet Holmes by Lauren Mortimer
First World War, street scene, bus, crowd, couple, retro, 1920's
Tequila Mockingbird Cocktail Book: Lord of the Mai Tai's, by Lauren Mortimer
Illustration for Elle Magazine, by Lauren Mortimer
Gemini, horoscope, twins, girls, retro, toys, fighting
butterflies, brain, surreal, pencil, flying
Tequila Mockingbird Cocktail Book: Charlie and the Chocolate Faketini by Lauren Mortimer
Tequila Mockingbird Cocktail Book: Rip Van Drinkle by Lauren Mortimer
Tequila Mockingbird Cocktail Book: The Wonderful Blizzard of Oz by Lauren Mortimer
Taurus, horoscope, pencil, wash, boys, retro, bulls, play, fight
Ivorilla suitcase design

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