“I did my first drawings with a blue pen on the back of my mother’s photographs. Then I did them on notebooks.”
Luciano Lozano was born in 1969 in a small town in the Southern coast of Spain called La linea. He currently lives in Barcelona and is working as an illustrator. He publishes regularly in newspapers and magazines.
I like the playfullness of Lozano’s characters in his illustrations; a pattern lies in his drawings and you can tell if a character belongs to his work. I like playful illustration and I like the way in which his designs aren’t serious or strict.
The second image I’ve posted of Luciano Lozano’s interested me by the way he has used tiles as a background for his illustrative work. It’s an inventive idea and the exciting phsychadelic-like print links in perfectly with the bright coloured illustration.
Good Wives and Warriors Illustrators caught my eye when I was browsing through the web and I really love their work. The illustration partnership between Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell, this duo comprises the Good Wives & Warriors studio in London. They are a versitile group, and their venue ranges from corporate clients to galleries around the world to street art. Their compositions are visually enticing.
Their works have inspired me and what caught my eye about their works initially was that their illustrations reminded me of what I have tried to do in my own works. Obviously my works are no where near as amazing as theirs and mine was just a doodle on a page but I hope to be able to create works in the future that are on a par to the Good Wives and Warriors Illustrators.
I don’t think I even need to tell you, but below are two pictures; the one on the left is a Good Wives and Warriors illustration, and the one on the right is one of my own.
Again, like Luciano Lozano, Maria Raymondsdotter’s characters in her illustrations are recognisable and run in a pattern so that you can look at piece of her work and recognise it belongs to her immeditiately.
Raymondsdotter is a Stockholm based illustrator working with a wide range of international clients. She graduated from Beckmans College of design in 1996 and from Kingston University in London 1998. Her illustrative works can be seen in magazines from Japan to Paris, in advertising campaigns in London, on packaging in Scandinavia, as shop interiors in Stockholm and as printed wall design in a coffee shop on the west coast of Sweden.
Jaume Vilardell’s illustrations are beautiful and require patience and skill to create such intricate designs espeically using paints which can be tricky to work with.
His illustrations have been published by Lürzer’s Archive on “200 Best Illustrators Worldwide” and awarded by Iconique-Societas in Fashion Illustration category.
I love how his illustrations are flowing and just using one colour, he can create depth in his works and make them look lifelike and alive, such as in the picture below. He also works in black and white and mulitcolours, but I wanted to chose this picture to express the way in which he can create visually interesting pieces of illustration just using one colour. It seems as though he has used watercolours for this piece of design.
The picture below is Miss Led’s illustration for store Selfridges.
She is a very prestigious illustrator and she has worked for some top companies and events. She’s created works for; Big Chill Festival, Nike Air Max, Top of the Pops, Vauxhall, Elle Girl, Sunday Times, Milan Design Festival and many more.
I like her works and think the one pictured above is really girly and sweet. Shes got a definite style to her works, they’re flowing, patterened and visually enticing.
I LOVE Hannah Davies’ work. This is my favourite type of Illustration, it’s inventive, it’s colourful, her designs are intricate and this really represents what I love about illustration. Again, I think her designs are very girly and sweet; she includes butterflies and hearts and other things like that which is what I like to do in my style of work (as you might be able to tell by the layout and theme of this wordpress!) And I just think she is an extremely talented lady.
Hannah Davies is an award winning Welsh based freelance designer and illustrator. She is a fine-detail Surface Pattern Design specialist who draws on her love of nature for inspiration, producing intricate work rich in texture and colour. Combining illustration and pattern design –
“I use my imaginative and detailed hand-drawing as a starting point. I then develop this using my own vibrant watercolours and collage techniques creating quirky stories”
After receiving an email from the real Tim Bradford it seems I got him completely mixed up with someone else! Sorry! Corrected this now sorry! So all of the actual Tim Bradfords websites are shown above so you can find out about him and some of his work.
I really love the playfulness of his illustrations and the cartoon-like aspects to them 🙂
Marcus Oakley’s illustrations are quite quirky I find; he has a recognisable style within his works and are contemporary and stylish. I like the use of pattern within his illustrations and somehow although some of them can be seen as quite simple, the way in which he creates lines and shapes makes them enticing and visually exciting.
His intricate lines and shapes gives his work volume and his use of complimentary colours makes his illustrations stand out.
I have noticed that lines are a reacurring pattern within Nigel Peake’s illustrations. He experiments with both curved and straight lines to create designs and I love his hand drawn lettering. His designs are clear and easy to understand.
Aswell as simple and easy-to-read designs, Nigel Peake also creates busy and intricate works, such as the one below. He has used typography to create an image. It may not express readablity but the typography has created an image in a grid-like form which presents a great piece of illustrative typography.
Nigel Peake is a fantastic illustrator. And this is true.