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.
During the past year Petter Grosshauser created numerous illustrations for Puzzlemania Magazine – a creation of Highlights For Children. Each magazine contained chances to solve puzzles, navigate mazes, and find hidden pictures among many activities for young children. Peter created “hidden picture” illustrations where kids would look for hidden objects, items that should not be in the scene, etc. These are a few of the illustrations that appeared in the various issues. Click on the images to see the entire scenes.
We were approached by the Central Lutheran Church of Minneapolis, MN concerning a very exciting mural project. Peter Grosshauser had illustrated a beautiful bible story book for young children for Augsburg Fortress Publishers and the church wanted a mural created in the same art style that would be exciting for children to view. The theme would be the Old Testament. The wall space for the mural would be 56 feet in length by roughly 8 feet high! We explained to the client that it would be impossible to paint the mural on site due to the sheer size, amount of time to complete, travel restrictions, cost, etc. Peter came up with a great idea of illustrating the mural digitally in three sections after approval of sketches.
Peter then sent the digital files to a supplier in California who printed the art on flexible canvas. The “rolled-up” canvas panels were shipped to our client and they mounted all three on frames and secured them to the wall. They were delighted with the end result – a great solution for the project! Enclosed is a picture of the mounted murals that was sent to us – not a great picture but at least you get an idea of the sheer size!
In the beginning of 2011 Peter Grosshauser was asked by Project WET to create artwork for a website they were building. Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is based in Bozeman, MT and they provide educational materials all over the world concerning water and water use. Peter has been working for them for many years and they wanted the artwork to reflect the same style he used to illustrate nearly 50 kids books for them previously. The assignment was to create an interactive, animated web game that would be fun for children. Basically Peter’s job was to create all the frames, borders, and all the different elements that were involved in each subtopic and game. Each character illustrated had to be in different layers (different layers for arms, legs, tails, etc…) for animation purposes.
His favorite part of this project was creating the home page globe with all the different elements on different layers which spin at different speeds. The Blue Traveler game was also fun to create. Peter worked with Big Bad Tomato out of Los Angeles for this section of the web site. All illustrations were created in Painter and Photoshop while listening to many hours of the Ricky Gervais podcasts! View this fun site at – http://www.discoverwater.org/
Peggy creates illustrations for ad agencies, educational publishing, and children’s books using different mediums that end up as digital Photoshop files for clients. She especially enjoys drawing children and animals.
Sally has been providing illustrations for numerous markets – greeting cards, gift wrap, product design, children’s books, and editorial. When working traditionally with acrylics or colored pencil she scans the art and provides Photoshop files. She also creates art entirely in Photoshop and Illustrator.
Liisa creates her illustrations using a combination of ink, designer markers, colored pencils, and airbrush colored glazes. Her whimsical and humorous art can be found in all areas of children’s publishing and educational publishing.
Jenya creates her whimsical illustrations with pastels on paper; watercolors or color pencils with India Ink and at other times – acrylics on canvas. Her specialty is the children’s market – creating children’s books and illustrations for educational publishing.