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Piazza, Gail

Gail Piazza is known for bringing heart and soul into every illustration she creates. As an award winning illustrator with over 25 years in the industry and over 30 books to her name, Gail's fine arts training and realistic, soulful style breathes life into each project. Specializing in colored pencil and pastel, Gail's unique ability to tell a story through her art is unparalleled.

Julian, David

With 27 years experience as a designer, photographer and illustrator, David Julian creates Fresh,conceptually strong, well designed digital illustration using Photoshop to produce his own mix of imaginative photo-realism. His work incorporates painterly texture, iconic elements and dramatic realistic dimensional lighting. Prompt client communicatons, flexibility and efficiency are assured. Topics in his work include technology, psychology and mystery book covers, movie and event posters, education & schools, health care, science, medicine, industrial, investing, history, fashion, children, editorial, architectural, computers, corporate, environmental, pharmaceutical advertising, entertainment and music, environmental, travel, politics, portraits, and social culture. CLIENTS INCLUDE: HBO, Discovery Channel, Cisco, IBM, CBS, Sony Entertainment, Microsoft, LA, CHI & NY Times, Oracle, TimeWarner, George Lucas, Penguin, Harvard Press, Pearson, ZiffDavis, and countless periodicals CDs and books. Awards in PRINT, One Show, Creativity and SND annuals.

Stewart-Croker, Jess

Recent illustration graduate Jess Stewart-Croker, is well on her way to carving out a path for herself. Primarily working with traditional media, such as watercolour, gouache and pen and ink, Jess creates painterly and colourful imagery. She has already grabbed a number of impressive assignments for several companies, including several private commissions. Jess can also quite frequently be found with sketchbook in hand making her way through a museum looking for inspiration in the historical references around her. Jess’s goal in her work has always been to capture the beauty and detail of an object in a traditional and intricate manner, and it’s immediately visible in her imagery from travel to product illustrations. What an impressive start to her career! View more of Jess’ work at Folioplanet and her own website.

Normandin, Luc

Realism, photo-realism,nature,food,people,digital or traditional, watercolor, oils, editorial and advertising. Exhibition graphics.

Rathke, Kathryn

Looking at one of Kathryn Rathke’s line-based illustrations can be a bit like working out a puzzle – was it created using one fluid and continuous line, or many? According to the Seattle-based artist she owes her drawing skills to family connections. Her grandmother taught her to draw and supplied her with books by Arthur Rackham, Maurice Sendak, and William Steig, while her father was president of an advertising agency and used to bring home reams of paper for her to practice on.

She has lots of other creative interests too. She learned to make leather masks in Italy, enjoys German experimental theatre, and sometimes throws parties where her friends must act out vignettes found in a 1912 children’s book called Entertainments for All the Year.

Kathryn did an MFA in Set Design at the University of Wisconsin but was always drawing on the side, sometimes accepting commissions from newspapers and magazines. Eventually she flipped things around and made her illustration work a full-time profession and set design became her hobby.

Kathryn does everything digitally in Photoshop and Illustrator using a Cintiq screen by Wacom.

If she’s doing portraiture work, she draws her subject many times over from different angles. This way she learns about the most important features of their face and can draw it in a way that makes it instantly recognisable.

The line is core to Kathryn’s style and her work is very fluid. Expressive and calligraphic, there’s a unique sense of gesture in her illustrations. She also uses crosshatching to develop surfaces in her images, using layers of lines of varying thickness to build up a texture.

Rick Lovell

Realistic and stylized digital and airbrush illustration for print and the web.

Bruning, Bill

I enjoy rendering objects, real or imagined. I've worked in graphite, air brush, acrylics and oils, with my current work done digitally. I've done work for Nabisco, General Mills, DuPont, 3M, Dole, Dun & Bradstreet, Newsweek, Business Week, Gerber as well as numerous banks, investment firms and publishers both nationally and globally. My work has appeared in numerous Communication Arts Illustration annuals.

Sherman, Erwin

Erwin is a freelance illustrator based in Golden Colorado. Working with a combination of traditional scratchboard and digital media and a range of styles from detailed realism to vintage to conceptual. Clients include: Southwest Airlines, Pilgrims Pride, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Georgia Pacific, Burlington Northern RR, Colonial Williamsburg, Pier 1 Imports, Six Flags, Men's Journal, Runner's World, Wired, American Cowboy, Boy's Life, Seattle Metropolitan.

Chorney, Steve

Entertainment, packaging and advertising art with a bold realism. With a special focus on the human subject the artist has successfully created concepts and finished paintings for motion picture advertising, computer game packaging, and a host of other applications. Please view samples at: www.stevenchorney.com Thank you.

Deeter, Catherine

Much of Catherine Deeter's artwork reflects the beauty, joy and charm of the world of nature (in all its life forms), elegantly stylized - often with touches of whimsy, humor or absurdity

Heiner, Joe & Kathy

In 1964 Kathryn (Kathy) Hughes sat next to me (Joe Heiner) in our sixth grade classroom at Ensign Elementary school in Salt Lake City, Utah. While quietly sitting at her desk, Kathy was struck by a ruler hurled at me (I ducked) by our teacher, Mr. Anderson. We became close friends. After the eighth grade, my family moved to Montreal, P.Q. Canada. It was a long time till I saw Kathy again. Kathy's family stayed in Salt Lake City where Kathy later attended East High School. Kathy married, moved to San Francisco and had one son, Michael. After returning to Salt Lake City, Kathy graduated Cum Laude from University of Utah with a BS degree in Social Sciences. She taught nursery school for two years, became a single parent and a secretary for Architects and Planners in Salt Lake City. I attended Beaconsfield High School near Montreal, studied art and photography at Brigham Young University, and Art Center College of Design, married and had two children. I assisted commercial photographers Ed Goldstien and Carl Furuta. I also assisted David Willardson, illustrator, shooting detailed 4X5 photo reference for his airbrush illustrations. Willardson taught me airbrush techniques and helped develop an airbrush / photographic illustration style. My first portfolio of ten photo / illustrations quickly generated assignments from movie studios, advertising agencies, magazines and recording companies. With the help of the same great reps who represented Willardson, assignments came from across the country. This afforded a move back to Utah. Work went well from Utah and I became a single parent. Fifteen years after sitting by Kathy in sixth grade, she married me. We now have five children (combined) and work together in our studio in Alpine, Utah. Our studio continues to create realistic photo / illustration for clients across the country. Kathy is studio manager and stylist. I am photographer / computer illustrator. Early works were a combination of airbrush and silk screen on photographic prints. Current work is digital, a merging of digital photography and computer illustration. We have received numerous awards including The One Show Gold Award and our work is represented in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art. Clients include: Lucasfilm, Salisbury Communications, ABC records, Y&R, Foote Cone & Belding, Satchi & Satchi, Merck, McDonalds and Coca Cola. I hope you enjoy our work. Joe Heiner Joe and Kathy Heiner Studio

Bonilla, Raymond

Raymond Bonilla graduated from the State University in New York at Fredonia in 2005 with a degree in New Media and Illustration. He continued his studies at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he completed his Masters of Fine Art in 2009. He was awarded Best in Show in the Great Lakes Emerging Artist Competition, was a finalist in the Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition,and has been awarded Gold Meals in advertising from both Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles. He currently lives in Buffalo, New York where he spends his time painting and teaching part-time at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Hess Design Works

Award winning Illustration, Graphic Design and Stock Illustration of Richard and Mark Hess

Huerta, Catherine

Painterly, Realism, Nature, Childrens_Book, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Digital, Portraits, Adventure, Native Americans, Editorial, Conceptual, People, See more of Catherine Huerta's work at www.catherinehuerta-officialwebsite.com.

Hickson, Bob Lee

Northern California based illustrator's online portfolio. [Needs to be viewed at over 640 x 480 to navigate.]

Cocozza, Chris

Chris Cocozza, bookcover artist that specializes in romance, mystery, impressionistic, landscape, horror, still life, young adult, steam punk,Photo illustration, realism, Book Cover, Digital, Fantasy, People, Figurative, Youth, Children's Books,Edgy, Historical, Portrait, Toys & Games, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Film/Entertainment, Games, Americana, Action, Children, Children's Products, Posters, Wildlife,Urban.

Chris Cocozza, an award winning romance bookcover artist, has illustrated 100's of book covers for major publishers across the United States and around the world.

Most recently, he won the 2010 Dunes and Dreams RWA cover contest award for "Best Historical Romance" for "His Conquest" by Diana Cosby.

As a young person, his talent was recognized by Jack Davis, one of Mad Magazines' creators and famed cartoonists, who then helped to mentor Chris early in his artistic life.

Mr. Davis provided perspective, insight and grounding at a very critical time, and helped Chris to understand the demands and commitments needed to pursue an artist's life.

Chris started his academic career by studying in New York City at various institutions of higher education; The School of Visual Arts, The Arts Students League and the National Academy of Design where he honed his skills as a traditional painter and draftsman.

Following in the footsteps of some of his most inspirational artists and teachers, Chris set out to traditionally paint the figure for the bookcover industry, first breaking in with the western and young adult genres, and expanding to romance, action and mystery genres.

In the early 90's, with the advent of digital media, Chris easily made the transition to the new techniques and tools without sacrificing his mastery of the "traditional techniques".

Chris was one of the first romance illustrators to embrace the new technology and continues to be one of it's foremost pioneers into the 21st century. His work is studied in many universities across the country.

Chris continues to embrace the incredible joy that these tools and creating great illustrative images bring him and others.

Born in Bronx, New York, Chris now makes his home in bucolic Litchfield county Connecticut, with his wife and two miniature poodles.

Some of Chris's clients include:
Soap Opera Digest
Harlequin
Avon Books
Harper Collins
Penguin-Putnam
St. Martin's
Scholastic
Kensington
Bantam Doubleday-Dell
Zondervan
Ballantine
among others...

Ben-Ami, Doron

Realistic Illustration done digitially, but with a warm, hand painted look, for animatics, storyboard, comps, book covers, advertising, publishing, and packaging. --Featuring a wide variety of subject matter, including people, children, family, product, sports, food, dining, eating, environment, relationship, nostalgia & retro themes, christmas, santa, home life, dogs, horses, baseball, pharmaceutical, geriatric, romance, love, relationship, landscape, nature, faces, & expressions. Work has been described as, warm, bold, colorful, and graphic. Has been commissioned by ad agencies, publishers, and design & packaging firms nationally. Represented by John Brewster Creative Services. email: creative.svcs@snet.net

Smith, Kelly

Kelly Smith is an Australian Illustrator, working predominantly in fashion and beauty.

With a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Tasmanian School of Art, Kelly majored in photography and graphic design, but reverted back to her love of drawing after graduating. She ran a blog and launched her career after being interviewed in Vogue about an exhibition she was mounting.

Kelly’s approach is mainly traditional, with 90 per cent of the work completed using a graphite pencil. She then scans the drawing in, adding colour and tweaking the image using Photoshop. Her compositions vary – usually it’s a case of highlighting one focal area that’s full of beauty, but in other cases she builds up a scene to surround it.

Her images are intricate, finely detailed pencil illustrations, incorporating pops of digital colour. They are soft and feminine in tone and content.

O'Brien, Tim

Realistic painting on a tight deadline. Art is delivered as a final painting and a high resolution file. Award winning realistic illustration and portraits. Tim O'Brien has worked for most major publications and publishers since 1987. Many advertising clients and private portrait commissions fill out his busy schedule. . . Tim O'Brien has 9 paintings in the National Gallery in Washington, DC . . . Final art is delivered as well as being shot in-house and uploaded or burned to disc for immediate publication.

Morrow, JT

JT Morrow is known for his parodies and ability to mimic virtually any style from any era. From Stone Age art to Picasso and Norman Rockwell, JT also does caricatures and works in a graphic novel style.

Kulihin, Vic

Images that inform...explaining the concept visually...transforming complexity into clarity. Illustrations used in how-to and home improvement books, for product advertising and packaging, in textbooks and training materials, in owners and users manuals, for litigation and trial support, and in assembly instructions.

Autotechart

Technical illustrations and cutaway drawings, specializing in the automotive industry.

Thomson, Bill

The on-line portfolio of award winning artist and illustrator, Bill Thomson, featuring children, wildlife, sports, and a variety of diverse subject matter.

Hoeffner, Deb

Soft Realism. Pencil drawings and uniquely stylized watercolors, pastels and oils by internationally published artist/illustrator. People, portraits and animal subjects with personality for packaging, editorial, book and private commissions.

Mattei, George

I like to explore medical & psychological themes as well as anything else you just can't wrap your mind around.

Geras, Audra

Geras Healthcare Productions specializes in the dramatic and insightful interpretation of science and medicine in digital illustration, 3D modeling and computer animation.

Tran, Turine

Vietnamese artist Turine Tran’s imaginative children’s illustrations were inspired by some of the Victorian greats like Arthur Rackham, yet she’s established her own unique style which is charming, elegant and popular with clients who like her nostaligic, painterly approach.

Turine grew up in a house full of books that she could escape into as a child. She was taught to draw by her father. Ho Chi Minh City is a hot, busy and crowded place, but Turine prefers the countryside – particularly when the weather is dark and gloomy. In addition to her art, she does a lot of crafting, from beads to sewing and from knitting to cooking.

Turine studied design in Vietnam, before going to the School of Art, Design and Media in Singapore. She moved to Edinburgh to study for a Masters in Illustration, and later returned to Vietnam.

Images usually start off as rough pencil sketches in Turine’s notebooks as she tries to establish the forms and the composition. Detail and shading are added and then the pencil image is scanned in so that she can add colour in Photoshop. She has designed her own custom brushes within the application.

Turine’s style is intentionally nostalgic. She wants viewers to reminisce when they see her work – as though it’s just been discovered in a dusty old attic. Her Victorian-inspired illustrations are full of whimsical lines and forms, given life by paper textures. Meanwhile, she enjoys creating children’s characters that aren’t just cute and cuddly, but which are vulnerable and unpredictable, and don’t behave in ways that adult viewers expect them to.

Hanna, Gary

I am a freelance illustrator with over 19 years of experience. My work is created digitally but has a traditional feel. I have clients in the publishing, games and advertising industries. Animal, wildlife, dinosaurs, people, figures, aliens, monsters, environment, historical, science fiction, digital, 3d, characters, zbrush

Tom White / 9 Surf Studios

Tom's work is both classical and contemporary and juxtaposes symbolism, concepts and realistic form to tell a story. His work is a hybrid of illustration, design and photography. The distinctiveness of each is combined to create a contemporary visual solution. Clients range from major international corporations, agencies, design firms and publishers to smaller new businesses, boutique agencies and firms. Specialty areas include business, healthcare, technology, concepts, finance, editorial, etc.

Herring, Matthew

Matt uses a montage of found & self-generated graphic material to create assured, vibrant images for the Publishing, Design & Advertising industries. These images are selected from recent projects. They range from book jackets, magazine covers, newspaper features, instore signage, billboard posters, through to direct mail, annual reports & advertising campaigns. The work falls into several stylistic categories. Firstly a traditional collage & photo montage approach used predominantly for editorial work. With other images he’s employed a more graphic approach, using flat colour, vector shapes & simple lines to create a more contemporary feel. Previous clients include: Adobe, Nike, MTV, British Airways, Vanity Fair, Natwest, HSBC, BBC Worldwide, Toyota, Sainsbury’s, BP, Honda, Esquire, Penguin, Corvette, The Times, The Royal Mail, Norwich Union, FT, Computer Arts, which? The Radio Times, Business Week, GQ, Waterstones, IBM, Loaded, Harvard Business Review, RAC, Mojo, Shell, Nasdaq, LloydsTSB, Timeout, 5live, US news, The Guardian, Jeep Chrysler, Harrods, Directline, The Economist.

Faber, Rich

Homepage of Rich Faber, freelance Illustrator, whose specialties include, but are not limited to, photo-realistic pencil Illustrations, brush, pen, and ink Illustrations as well as Logo Design Illustrations. Specific Illustration interests include Automotive Illustration and Sports Illustration, as well as portraits. Website has been completely redesigned and revamped! Many new navigation categories and LOTS of new work has been added.

Fernandes, Stanislaw

Illustrator and graphic designer. Creative art and photography for advertising, pubishing, other print matter and the web.

Steele, Robert Gantt

Robert Gantt Steele loves illustrating the relationship between natural and man made subjects. His paintings of architecture, for example, are made richer by his inclusion of painterly human and natural forms. The human subjects he paints, on the other hand, inhabit a convincingly detailed back ground. Robert enjoys the research needed to accurately capture the detail as well as the mood and atmosphere of his subjects. Recent projects include a commission by Smithsonian Magazine to illustrate the human character and the atmosphere of a particular small town in France. Robert studies music and is a performer in local San Francisco productions. This helped him create illustrations used for the promotion of Broadway shows such as “Showboat.” He completes several book covers and children’s books as well as many other com- missions each year. Constant studies and sketchbooks fill his free time. Robert was originally trained as an architect in North Carolina and at Berkeley. He completed further study in art in Austria as a Fulbright scholar and then in New York and San Francisco. He recently designed and constructed a new home for his family near San Francisco and is very active in the preservation of historic art and architecture. He loves his work. He and his wife Alice have two children. robertgsteele.com

Montgomery, Jay

I've been creating awarding winning, conceptual realism illustration for the small and large markets of editorial, publishing, advertising & multimedia for over 18 years. Most work can be done digitally or traditionally and delivered ready for your layouts with an e-mail link to the art. I'm easy to work with and eager to help you solve your visual problems. If I can't help you I know someone who can.

Wagenfeld, Bernd

Bernd Wagenfeld is a freelance illustrator with a huge variety of styles, but working mainly realistic and photorealistic. He has more than 15 years of experience and a broad skill set. His main clients include ad agencies and publishers.

Hall, Mike

Crowded urban scenes, architecture and maps – the things you see today in Mike Hall’s artwork go back to his creative beginnings. As a child he used to love drawing images full of people, and maps of imaginary towns and even entire countries. He says this might be because he grew up in the new town of Harlow in Essex – the modern, pre-planned, post-war setting gave him an interest in architecture, topography and mapping from an early age.

Of course, he liked comics and picture books too, and today he’s also inspired by William Hogarth, Gustave Doré and Wenceslaus Hollar, as well as MacDonald Gill, an artist who embellished his map illustrations with all kinds of colourful motifs. He loves everything Hispanic, which is why he recently relocated to Spain.

Mike spent two years studying graphic design before switching to an illustration course. He completed an Illustration degree at the University of Westminster.

Often Mike’s hand-drawn imagery is embellished using a computer. He combines print designs he’s drawn using pen on paper with digital elements to build up an image. The colouring is done digitally. Sometimes, he’ll also draw his map designs using vector graphics.

Architecture usually plays a large role in Mike’s work – either as the primary focus of the illustration, or as something in the background that gives it structure. He’s very interested in topographical views, geography and conveying a sense of place. Nonetheless, his characters come through just as strongly with crowded, colourful people scenes giving you plenty to look at.

Durning 3D

At Durning 3D, we create high-resolution computer generated image solutions primarily for print advertising. One-of-a-kind images that are photorealistic or abstract, where the only limits are those of your imagination. Images that are comparable to photography and are typically more cost effective than photography.

Carruth, Linda

Linda Carruth creates strikingly realistic digital illustration, technical drawings, and conceptual photo collage, with the utmost attention paid to detail, for the industrial and business communities.

Kunz, Justin

Illustration, fantasy art, representational oil painting, and portraiture.

Wainer, Camille

painting, mixed media, drawing, caricature, portrait, editorial, covers, archetypal, psychological, emotional, literary

Watkinson, Mark

Born in Gloucestershire and growing up in Lincolnshire, Mark originally wanted to be a mechanic. However, one of his teachers suggested he pursue a career in art and he’s been a successful freelance illustrator since the early 80s. He plays percussion in a band called the B1200s, collects old cars and enjoys a game of tennis. His early influences include Gavin McLeod and Philip Castle.

Mark earned a diploma and then a higher diploma in Graphic Design from the Lincoln College of Art.

Keep it clean, clear and simple is Mark’s mantra. He works in Freehand, Illustrator and Photoshop, as well as using traditional media.

Mark’s style is very graphic with strong line work, and usually employs flat colours. His work is ideal for ‘how to’ images and infographics, with isometric viewpoints and, sometimes, a blueprint feel. He enjoys tackling technical challenges, but also produces more playful and conceptual work.
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