Home Styles Illustrators Animators About News Videos Contact Work With Us Desktop Site
All
agency news
3d
artist advice and information
animals and nature
animation
awards
cartoon or humor
childrens books
conceptual
drawing
editorial
fashion
figure and people
InsideOut
lettering
line
live art
paper sculpture
podcasts
posters
realistic
scrapbook interviews
scrapbook notebooks
youth culture
05:30 PM - 19 Jan 18
Here’s a new glamorous and assured fashion portrait illustration by Canadian artist @CRISDELARA_ART
04:44 PM - 19 Jan 18
Carolee Schneeman's "Kinetic Paintings" exhibition really lives up to it's name by challenging traditional forms.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
03:30 PM - 19 Jan 18
Another fun and humorous character illustration by #JohnHolder, which was used to accompany an article about a Caju… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
02:30 PM - 19 Jan 18
Check out the latest and incredible murals by Dourone for @ArtBasel 2017 at Wynwood Walls, Miami. Pic credits: Jua… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
01:30 PM - 19 Jan 18
#AlanBaker makes up his compositions on screen using #Photoshop, then hand paints the various elements of the image… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
09:00 AM - 19 Jan 18
#AlanBaker makes up his compositions on screen using #Photoshop, then hand paints the various elements of the image… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
06:22 PM - 18 Jan 18
Got the chance to catch Carolee Schneeman's first #retrospective at @MoMAPS1! In it, you'll find some of her greate… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
06:17 PM - 17 Jan 18
Loving this poppy, graphic sign for @SunAndAirNYC bike shopping Brooklyn! #streetart #mural #painting #graphicarttwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
01:30 PM - 17 Jan 18
Some of #AlanBaker earliest memories involve colour, and how different shades react to the lighting conditions… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
12:00 PM - 17 Jan 18
@kathrynrathke draws a striking portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for an event held in his honour #figuretwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
09:00 AM - 17 Jan 18
A self-initiated piece by #JuanmahBuah inspired by the emotions we feel when we go out with friends #artist #designtwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
08:30 AM - 17 Jan 18
Some of #AlanBaker earliest memories involve colour, and how different shades react to the lighting conditions… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
08:47 PM - 16 Jan 18
Two of our Williamsburg neighbors by Jorit Agoch and Leticia Mandragora! #streetart #mural #portraits #painting #nyc
07:30 PM - 16 Jan 18
Here are some fun concept books for toddlers, warmly illustrated with meticulous detail by #AlanBaker published by… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
01:00 PM - 16 Jan 18
#TheColonialBarrier : @nigelsussman produces an illustration for @atlasobscura on the 1,100-Mile Hedge through the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
11:30 AM - 16 Jan 18
This week we are featuring #AlanBaker who is known for his #FantasyIllustrations and creative imagination… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
09:40 AM - 16 Jan 18
100 Days of Silence : @DecueWu creates a #mindful web banner for @WnotW online magazine #stylised #loose #websitetwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
08:15 AM - 16 Jan 18
Check out @ChrisKingArt's portfolio for more stunning artworks at illustrationweb.com/ChrisKing twitter.com/ChrisKingArt/s…

Winner Announced!

Kate Ackley from the University of Wolverhampton is the winner of the Orion and Illustration Ltd Student Illustration Competition!

Kate Ackley from the University of Wolverhampton is the winner of the Orion and Illustration Ltd Student Illustration Competition!

The Competition was launched on 1 January 2015 to discover and nurture new talent in illustration. The competition was open to all 2nd year illustration students, who were challenged to redesign the cover for one of three Orion books. Some fifty entries were submitted from all over the UK with a high level of talent seen.

'Sophie’s World 'by Jostein Gaarder was chosen by Kate who has created a strong, playful design for the international bestseller. Among the judges were agents Victoria Pearce and Alice Ball -  Victoria commented, "Kate's use of young fun, friendly, graphic imagery and her dreamy characters immediately jumped out to us.  It feels like a very fresh contemporary take on this philosophical title and we believe it will immediately appeal to a new young audience.  We are excited to mentor Kate over the next year and help her in developing her unique style and build her portfolio. The composition was particularly intriguing, specifically the clever design of the lettering.  The abstract perspective works really well for this cover helping to create a thrilling atmosphere. The confident use of limited, bold colour adds to the strength making it very appropriate to the story".

Kate has won the opportunity to work with the award-winning Art Department at Orion and to have her design appear on the book. Kate has also won a 12 month mentoring course from us where we will provide support with her portfolio to prepare it for graduation, and she will also be able to visit the agency in London and have her work optioned for future representation.

As you can imagine Kate is rather thrilled herself, she says "I am extremely delighted to have won the competition and am very excited about the opportunity to work with two such well-established companies at the start of my career. I'm very grateful to have had the chance to illustrate a cover for such an interesting book. My idea was inspired by an intriguing metaphor that likens the universe to a rabbit being pulled from a hat, and references the humans that dwell inside the rabbit's fur".

The runner-up prize was awarded to Adam Beckett, also of the University of Wolverhampton. His highly original design for Graham Joyce’s novel, Some Kind of Fairy Tale was highly praised by the judges.

back to News