1. Ryo Takemasa

    Ryo Takemasa is an award-winning Japanese illustrator. His work is heavily influenced by the advertising and cartoons of the 1950s and 60s. It mixes all the familiar shapes, tones and textures of yesteryear to evoke nostalgia. His cheery characters casually stroll along streets oblivious to the warped buildings around them. Takemasa confidently bends the rules of perspective, causing disorientation while simultaneously pulling you in.

  2. Alfred Bestall (1892 – 1986)

    Alfred Edmeades Bestall was a British children’s books illustrator. He wrote and illustrated ‘Rupert Bear’ for 30 years and his work is regarded as the definitive incarnation of Rupert.

  3. 20 Illustrators You Really Should Be Watching On YouTube

    YouTube is a goldmine for illustrators, whether you are digging for expert advice, tutorials or demos, you’ll find all you need to be inspired each day. After dipping into our ever-growing YouTube Subscriptions, Illustrator’s Lounge has compiled a list of creatives who are a consistent source of great advice. Here are 20 illustrators you really should be watching on YouTube:

  4. Fashion Fridays ~ Takeshi Ohgushi

    Takeshi Ohgushi is a Japanese artist known for his contemporary brush and ink Bijin-ga (portraits of beautiful women). He has painted for brands throughout the world including Clinique, Emlio Pucci, Kanebo, Lancome, Lanvin, and Shiseido.

  5. Darren Rawlings

    Darren Rawlings is a Canadian illustrator and creative director of Thinkmore studios. He has worked on storyboards, concept art and animations for clients including Discovery Channel, HBO, Sony, BBC and Scholastic.

  6. Douglas Holgate

    Douglas Holgate is a freelance illustrator and comic artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Predominately illustrating children’s fiction, he is best known for his work on several series including Brian Anderson’s The Adventures of Commander Zack Proton (2006 – 2007), Steve Cotler’s Cheesie Mack (2012 – 2014) and The Last Kids On Earth (2015 – 2016), writen by The New York Times bestselling author, Max Brallier. In 2012, Holgate won an Illustrator Australia Award for ‘Best Unpublished Series’ and in 2016 recieved a Bronze Ledger Award for his self-published comic Maralinga (2015).