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Rosanna Tasker

Rosanna Tasker
Working from her Bristol studio, surrounded by all kinds of potted plants, Rosanna Tasker creates elegant illustrations full of elongated forms, natural settings, fascinating characters and subtle colour schemes. Her artwork is alive with lines and textures, and has a naturally creative feel to it. It’s no wonder she’s so popular with editorial, publishing and advertising clients.

Like many illustrators, she began drawing at a young age. While her parents read to her as a child, she’d illustrate the stories. “I still have a picture of Gollum I drew when I was six while listening to my dad read The Hobbit. It's strangely similar to what he looks like in the film, apart from the fact he's wearing a pink and yellow tie!”

As well as drawing and painting, Rosanna loves trees and plants. “When I'm out and about I'll make a note of anything that catches my eye for sketching later. Most recently I fell in love with tropical Araucaria trees and Dragon Blood trees while in Gran Canaria,” she says.

Her other great passions are music and dance. She plays classical piano and bass guitar, and is currently learning Charleston and Burlesque dancing.


Rosanna received First Class Honours when she studied Illustration at the University of the West of England, in Bristol.


There are two main elements to Rosanna’s approach. The first stages of her work are created using natural media – pencils for the line work, and gouache paints, applied to separate layers using a light box. This, and the rich papers she uses, gives her work its unique, handcrafted feel. Images are completed digitally, using Photoshop to clean them up and add the finishing touches.


Delicate lines and gentle textures are woven together to depict elegant, elongated figures and forms. She loves to experiment with scale, and nature usually plays a big role in her art. Rosanna chooses a limited palette for each piece, sometimes punchy, sometimes subtle, but always in keeping with the brief.
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Illustration of gardening woman
cover, magazine, apartments, flats, street, town, city, shop, shops, windows, care
editorial, gardening, growing, allotment, garden, growth, cover, newspaper, magazine
Illustration of guardian's 'journey of the future
editorial, magazine, spread, page, bike, cycling, blue, orange, limited colour, conceptual
editorial, brain, mental health, cooking, cookery, healthy living, eating, plate, table, depression
Illustration of a Jess Glynne
Illustration of futuristic vehicles
peace, dove, sun, beach, sand, sea, seagull, seagulls, woman, seaside, red, blue, limited colour
surgery, doctor, care, healthcare, illness, comfort, desk
Illustration of woman picking the fruit
Illustration for Pizza workshop branding
gardening, book, story, children, kids, dandelion clocks, girl, orange, limited colour
Illustration of anteaters
Illustration of blackberries
Book cover design for Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology
Illustration of kids cookery
greenhouse, plants, botanical, gardening, growing, growth, flowers, building
lab, research, books, writing, reading, read, write, knowledge, information
children, children's book, swing, kids book, cat, page, kids, playing
person, girl, illustrator, artist, desk, office, studio, art, illustration, self portrait, drawing
Illustration of circus trapeze swingers
Illustration of watering can
Illustration of paragliding
Illustration of boxer characters
Illustration of a building
children, children's book, kids book, cat, page, spread, field, kids
kids, children, book, page, spread, story, ducks, bathroom, bath, girl, rowing boat, rowing
kids, children, book, story, moose, seasons, summer, winter, spring, autumn, fall
Front cover for STIR Magazine
editorial, mental health, residential home, grandma, old, sad, depression, cloud, knitting, blue
illustration of builder tools
rain, raining, cat, city, street, london, busy, umbrella, walking
allotment, gardening, growing, slug, snail, gardener
roof, house, cats, cat, mouse, mice, night, dark, midnight
mouse, house, home, field, build, animal, cat, rat
illustration of mushroom
children, children's book, kids book, cat, page, spread, fields, walking, hiking, kids
children, children's book, kids book, cat, page, spread, fields, kids, family, picnic, tree climbing
Illustration of moonlit fields
Illustration of building in a garden
Illustration of swimming lake
Illustration for Gig poster
editorial, abuse, girl, woman, book, story, back
Illustration of futuristic ocean

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