Marta Spendowska's watercolours are refreshing and distinctive.
Browse her portfolio for more loose, expressive portraits as well as fashion and lifestyle illustrations, all made with a passion for mark making and the beauty of the medium she uses.
Kavel Rafferty illustrates Kopparberg cider for a one-off editorial feature.
The two new flavours of cider - cloudberry and elderflower have been given the Kavel treatment for a magazine distributed with Stylist and Shortlist last month. Kavel excels at combining textures to produce eye catching visuals.
above and below, some spreads designed by Hannah Davies
Hannah Davies provides some anti stress designs for The Art Therapy Book for Adults published by Michael O'Mara Books.
The colouring and drawing book is a doodler's dream, with "free-flowing lines and swirls to shading in intricate patterns". The illustrations can be enjoyed by amateur artists who will "benefit from the stress-relieving effect that increased focus and creativity can provide." A lovely book to have on the table even if you don't want to colour it in!
Senior Agent Victoria Pearce talks about style in this latest issue of VAROOM! on sale now.
VAROOM! 26 - The Style Issue also shows off our illustrators' work over three glorious double page spreads. The art featured is by Heather Landis, Emma Rios, Andre Bergamin, Gail Armstrong & Judith Van Den Hoek with a shot of our Scrapbook 8 cover - soon to be distributed. Victoria offers her opinions on 'how clients view ‘Style’, and explore how attitudes to ‘Style’ have changed.' Tamlyn Francis and Caroline Thomson from Arena and Gina Cross from GAS also give an overview of the current illustration marketplace for this editorial entitled The Commerce of Style.
the range representing Shakespeare's plays
Chris Ede works on a set of William Shakespeare stamps for Jersey Post.
Chris's graphic and textured designs have been used on the full range of stamps including the First Day Cover, presentation packs and individual stamps of various values. The Miniature Sheet features 'an iconic portrait of the famous poet and playwright. Artistic representations of some of William Shakespeare's most famous plays are presented on a set of six stamps accompanying this issue featuring: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream' - seen above. Great art for your stamp collection or your letter to post!
Sally Diamond at Jersey Post said of Chris's work "Chris created the illustrations for our stamp issue to commemorate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. His dynamic representations of some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays create moods of tragedy, murder, lust and corruption perfectly to suit the themes. Chris is an absolute delight to work with."
The entire set can be seen here.
Take a look at our latest talent Lee Hodges.
His work is inspired by Latin American culture and street art and oozes theatre, fun and explosions of colour.
Bill Greenhead creates a trailer for 'Terra' written by Mitch Benn.
Terra is the story of a baby girl who gets rescued from a car wreckage and who grows up in an alien world, the video is full of animation tricks and special effects, Bill says "It's a traditional 2d animation with green screen rotoscope and particulate effects. I'm very pleased with it." Watch it now.
above and below - a selection of illustrations from the book
Sholto Walker illustrates an epic children's guide book on 'How to Slay a Werewolf".
Published by Ticktock and released this October, the book is a Professor Van Helsing guide and written by Martin Howard. With around 230 pages, the book for children and young teenagers is packed with diagrams, maps and illustrations on how to slay werewolves. Sholto says "The brief required around 200 drawings, mostly in black and white. As you'd expect with this subject, there was plenty of opportunity for some dark humour and the brilliant Martin Howard (ghost-writing under the expert guidance of The Professor), did a marvellous job creating a set of characters, situations and gags that were a real joy to illustrate. I suggested illustrating Van Helsing's final epic battle as a comic strip. Ticktock were very keen on this idea and the finished result I think gives a really thrilling end to the book. Mention too has to go to designer Hannah Mee who worked very closely with my illustrations to create a terrific looking Edwardian-style children's book."