Larry Jones created a series of (24) historical characters for a novelty fortune-telling game called “The Decider” Kind of like a magic 8-ball but with a little ball that lands in one of 5 humorous yes or no answers that the famous person may answer. These are some of the fun characters that he created!
It appears that several companies have re-introduced famous icons of their company that were very popular decades ago. This is a good example – H.J. Heinz Mr. Aristocrat Tomato Man! He was originally created in the 1930’s and our client had John create a new illustration very similar to the original to be used for various purposes. A classy guy!
There are times when an illustrator is asked to audition for a project – never a popular idea with artists – especially when there is no fee involved! Since Dora is so high profile Phil Wilson decided it was worth the opportunity. In the end he was not selected but these xerox copies of his layouts show he was certainly capable of illustrating the characters!
George Schill created this sample sheet for clients to show different art techniques – most of these images were created for various jobs in the editorial and greeting card markets. Check his portfolio for more examples and various conceptual illustrations for the corporate and advertising markets.
Carol Newsom has just joined our group – her beautiful children’s illustrations can be seen almost anywhere as she has illustrated over 130 children’s books! Her talents have been used by most major publishing companies and her work can also be seen in the educational publishing market. She works in traditional watercolors and oils but provides digital files for clients. Enjoy her portfolio of colorful and fun scenes of animals, kids, book covers, textbooks, etc.
Over the last few years Peter Grosshauser has illustrated many doodle, maze, & puzzle books for children. This is a recent one that was completed for Publications International. It’s a Doodles to Go! book for kids that contains well over one hundred illustrations and is chock full of doodle projects for children to complete. They can sketch, use grids to copy drawings, make sticker designs, and use all kinds of fun supplies to create their own doodles. Enclosed are two pages from the book using Peter’s fun and zany characters!
Shahab is an award winning international illustrator who lives and works near Florence, Italy. He has a distinct whimsical, quirky, colorful style that is achieved through a combination of mixed media and Photoshop to produce digital files for clients. His area of expertise includes character design, comics, greeting cards, and wonderful picture books for children and young adults.
Recently a client requested a “cartoon” illustration by George Schill but was not sure of the exact style that would work for the project. This certainly is not an uncommon request even after a buyer has viewed the artist portfolio on our web site. To help with finding the right cartoon “look” George created this pdf file to help in the decision making.