Recent graduate, Chervelle Fryer, is already capturing people’s attention. She was picked out by illustration agency Jelly London during New Designers 2015. Nicki Field at Jelly also nominated Fryer for DigitalArts’ annual illustrators you need to know about list.
Fryer is from Cardiff, Wales. She studied Illustration and Animation at Coventry University. She Graduated with a (Ba) First Class Honours in 2015. While at university she actively applied for small exhibitions and got involved in many projects. She co-managed two exhibitions and had work selected for three others. She was a finalist in Tapirulan Illustrators Contest and has also been involved in three book projects.
Fryer’s children’s book Humble was entered into the Pan MacMillan award. The story is based around a little black cat called Humble who learns harsh lessons in life and sees a new perspective. You can download the book on Gumroad.
Fryer works mainly in editorial and book illustration, with themes centering around animals and nature. Interestingly, she actually cannot see colours correctly due to an absence of an extra cone in her eyes. This, she says, leads to some unusual colour choices. However, I do not think it is something I would have picked up on. Her colours are harmonious, often using different tints of the same hues, accenting the image with complimentary hues.
You can find more of Chervelle Fryer’s work on her website, Tumblr, Instagram. Follow her on Twitter and pick up her prints on Society6.