Genevieve Godbout is a children’s book and fashion illustrator based in London. Originally from Quebec, she studied animation in Montreal, then at the prestigious Gobelins in Paris. Godbout has worked with the likes of Disney, les editions Milan, and La Pastèque.
Godbout’s soft pointillistic style is used to create tranquil scenes, vast in colour but never over-whelming. A perfect combination for children’s books.
Firstly, we would like to wish all our fellow Loungers a Happy New Year and hope you had a cheerful festive break. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that we are looking for Guest Authors. If you are a knowledgeable illustration-enthusiast, write well, and want to share your passion on the Lounge for all to read, please contact us. We would love to get back to posting daily by expanding the Illustrator’s Lounge team and can not do it without your help.
Now, with the formalities out of the way, let me introduce you to today’s feature, G. Grossman. If you are anything like me and wondering what the “G” stands for, I used all the Google-Fu I know but still could not find out for you, so sadly that will have to remain a mystery. However, though the forename is unsaid, G. Grossman has been rather vocal about their process answering a cross-section of questions. I positively appreciate the variety of time-honoured mediums Grossman uses, particular the watercolour/colour pencil combination. It is also nice to know Grossman’s skill as a traditional illustrator does not deter from taking pieces to the computer to add that little bit extra. To see more of G. Grossman’s work please check out the GG Makes Art website, and tumblr.
“My style is saturated, narrative, and figurative – imagery that plays with conventions of seriousness, melodrama, and camp.”
His techniques range from quick-mark, bold colour fashion illustration to fully rendered work created using coloured pencils. His clients include Washington Post Express, Metro Weekly, Fashion Fights Poverty and Columbia Books.
Christopher also co-founded the art collective ‘Boys Be Good’, and after checking out their online zines, I thought they had some great content that I’d never come across before.
Vero Navarro lives and works in Madrid, Spain. She works predominantly using coloured pencils on kraft paper, to great effect. She has also worked using digital media at times, and I found her hand-made clay puppet to be a really beautiful piece of work.
“I tend to focus on the human figure, nature elements and architecture, but I am always looking for new subjects to explore and have fun with. I really care about details and have this little ‘obsession’ to give every piece an evocative atmosphere which is what I think defines best my illustrations.”
If you like Vero’s work, her beautiful prints are available on Society6. To see more illustrations and keep up to date with Vero, visit her website.
Caroline Andrieu spent five years as Art Director of Condé Nast Digital France, working on Vogue and GQ websites and later GQ magazine, heading up the iPad version. Working in the fashion industry for so long has expanded her interest in the field, providing invaluable subject matter and inspiration for her excellent illustrations.
Caroline uses large paper, inks and interestingly, coloured pencils for a lot of her illustrations. Clients include Rouge (China), Vogue, BMW Magazine, Diesel Factory and Lancôme).