1. Aki Fukuoka

    Aki Fukuoka is a freelance illustrator living in New Zealand. Aki has illustrated over 60 children’s books including some award winning and best selling series such as “Billie B Brown” and “Lily the Littlest Angel”. Outside her innocent children’s picture books Aki works on more edgy and darker illustrations and paintings for her commission pieces and gallery shows. You can check out her Facebook fan page where she does regular updates and give-aways. Alternatively, check out her website or blog.

  2. David de Ramon

    Freelance illustrator David de Ramón is based in Madrid, Spain. His work ranges from advertising, magazines, newspapers, books, as well as murals. Some of his previous clients include American Express, Volkswagen, GQ, and The Walt Disney Company, but the list definitely goes on. His paintings are full of charm, playing with colour and perspective. Often abstracting shapes and reducing realism to better convey the narrative. You can find out more about Mr. Ramón on his website.

  3. Manga Mondays ~ Keunju Kim

    Keunju Kim aka Rabbiteyes is based in Seoul, South Korea working as a Concept Artist and Art Director. Having previously worked for games company gumi Inc., as of May, Mr. Kim became freelance. He definitely one of those illustrators whose ability appears limitless. His backgrounds are just as strong as his character design, his pencils are just as sumptuous as his painting. No matter how fantastical his character are, they always seem to have a realism. I haven’t quite put my finger on why that is, but one reason has to do with his emphasis on the eyes. To find out more about Keunju Kim check out his website and deviantArt page.

  4. Júlio Dolbeth

    Born in Angola, but currently working in Porto, Portugal, Júlio Dolbeth has a very experimental and carefree style. Already having completed a degree in Communication Design and a Master in Multimedia Art, he is currently pursuing a doctorate in Illustration. On top of his studies Mr. Dolbeth co-founded Art Gallery, Dama Aflita, a space dedicated to illustration in Porto. Júlio Dolbeth is a mixed-media artist, but does seem to favour the humble pencil. Where his line work is loose and somewhat erratic, giving it that sketchbook-feel and filling his pieces with vigour. You can check out more of his work here.

  5. Ed J Brown

    Mancunian Ed J Brown is an illustrator with some fantastic hand-drawn type skills. His humour comes through in his work, which is pumped with bold colours and jagged lines. Pretty exciting stuff.

  6. Fashion Fridays ~ Esra Røise

    Esra Røise is a Norwegian illustrator based in Oslo. She is inspired by everyday situations and snapshot photography due to their impulsive nature and bad cropping. You can see this in her work, which are often simply pencils and flashes of colour. They come alive, despite the fact that illustration is inanimate. Her facial expressions are unusual and intriguing and boy, can she draw hair! Clients include Vogue, Wallpaper*, United Airlines and Nike.