Here at Advocate Art we were excited to receive this lovely pop up children’s book sample, illustrated by freelance illustrator Christine Tappin and produced by children’s book publisher Templar. This lovely novelty children’s book tells the story of Santa’s workshop, and his preparations for christmas! Children will love the jolly surprise on the last page… find out for yourself by getting a copy here or here!
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Today Advocate Art received three new children’s picture book samples from Harper Collins Publishing: Why I Love Canada, Why I Love Baby Jesus and Why I Love Bedtime. All books in the series are written using quotes from real children and illustrated by our very own, freelance children’s book illustrator Daniel Howarth. These books provide a great example of Daniel’s unique blend of soft colours and charming characters that young children will adore and want to keep coming back to again and again.
For more information about the Why I Love… series visit this link.
Advocate Art would like to introduce new artist Colin Ashcroft. We think his atmospheric work would be perfect for young fiction and sci-fi illustration. Read on to learn more about colin or see more of his work by visiting his portfolio on the Advocate website.
I was born and evolved in the Northern Western territories of England, Manchester. Growing up in the 1980’s on monster /sci-fi and fantasy movies and their innovative special effects! I also worked as a lab technician in the School of Animal, Marine and Plant biology. These were fascinating times which when combined would give rise to an endless if not sometimes crazy imagination! This can prove very useful as an illustrator/concept artist!
I mainly work with Photoshop and sometimes good old pencil and paper! When time permits, you might find me oil painting at the top of a mountain, or in a stuffy life model study session.
I have a BA (hons) in Illustration with Animation. During my second year I went on an exchange to Belgium. Here I studied oil painting the life model and was flung over the shoulder of a female Flemish Gaul warrior….my girlfriend! I now live amongst Hobbits and suffer from reverse altitude sickness!
Advocate Art illustration agency is now representing new artist Estelle Corke. Estelle’s drawings convey a childlike warmth and happiness and is definitely well suited for young childrens books. Read Estelle’s biography below and check out her portfolio of work on the Advocate website.
As a child, I enjoyed the wonderful children’s books of the day,’The Very Hungry caterpillar, ‘Raymond Briggs Nursery Rhymes’ and ‘The Mr Men’, to name a few. I think this began my love for the illustrations that I used to scrutinise; some of Raymond’s characters used to frighten me a bit! I have always loved drawing, and as a child, spent many a happy hour copying my parents surreal, Pink Floyd album covers. Thankfully, I moved on from that! I did my A-levels, went to Bath Spa University College and got a degree in illustration. Since leaving college I began my career in advertising, food packaging and magazine illustration which gave me a great grounding for technique, diversity and most importantly, deadline keeping. However, in the last 10 years or so, I have returned to my first love, children’s books. I paint conventionally with gouache or watercolours in a painterly style and I love stories with a bit of gentle humour or quirkiness.
Advocate Art would like to tell you a bit more about Sarah Pitt. She is an artist who illustrates for both Children’s books and greeting cards. Her paintings are cute and colourful making her work very popular for the 0-5 age range. Read on to learn more about Sarah, or see more of her work in her portfolio on the Advocate website.
I graduated from Central St Martins with an Hons degree in Textile Design and after a brief couple of years as a Textile Designer (one of my dress fabrics featured in Vogue magazine)! I moved into the much happier world of greetings cards. Here I discovered that jolly reindeers and happy snowmen were really my thing and have over the years been filling my loft with samples of my artwork on cards, wrap, crackers, mugs, musical ties!! It wasn’t too difficult to then take the next step into illustrating for Children’s books which I really enjoy, putting characters in new situations, giving them expressions and bringing the story to life.
I live in Hertfordshire with my husband and two kids, Molly and Harry and newest addition, Poppy the Cocker Spaniel. We like being outdoors quite a lot, walking in the Lake and Peak districts, body-boarding in Cornwall, or just out on our bikes.
Advocate Art would like to introduce you to Christian Cornia, he is one or our newest artists here at Advocate. We think his characters are fun and energetic and perfect for young fiction books. Have a look at more of Christian’s work in his portfolio on the Advocate website or read on to learn more about the artist.
I was born in Modena [Italy] in late 1975. Now I live in Vignola, the city of cherries, with Otto, my eight kg cat (Otto in Italian means eight).
When I was 4 years old, looking at a comic book, I decided that I would be a comic illustrator, and not an astronaut or a fireman like other children. I have drawn for as long as I can remember and have always created my own comics for my friends.
I’m fascinated by the cartoon style that has exploded in recent years and looking on internet for new inspiration sources is part of my daily routine. I think it’s important to continue to study every day to improve my style.
I work digitally but I’ll remain a secret lover of the pencil and I don’t move without a sketchbook in my bag for drawing everything that I see and think.
I don’t like to call myself as an artist, I prefer labelling myself as a craftsman, a producer of stories and images.
Advocate Art would like to introduce you to Simone Massoni. We think his vibrant comic book style illustrations are well suited to a young fiction audience. Have a look at more of Simone’s work by visiting his portfolio on our website or read on to learn more about the artist.
After starting his career as a children’s book illustrator, Simone Massoni moved his interests to be aligned more with visual design and arts, mixing short animated films with motion design, pattern design and illustration for fashion brands. Simone has participated in several live painting exhibitions as well as group gallery shows as artist with his collective The Ant Theater.
He’s currently living and working in Florence, Italy.
Here is a short selected list of the brands which he has worked with in the past few years: Nokia, Guess Kids, Wired, Sundek, Sky Tv, Emirates, Gold, Benchmark, Humanoides Associèes, Usborne Publishing, International Publishers Ltd., Pearson, DeAgostini, Giunti, Mondadori, Piemme.
Recents works have been feautred in Communication Arts Illustration annual 2011, annual 2012 — Selected C by Index Book — FRESH Cutting edge illustration by Slanted — New Typography by Zeixs Publishing — T-Shirt Design 2 by Zeixs — Design & Design, Book of the Year 2011 — AI Annual 2012 Illustratori Italiani.
This week Advocate Art was excited to learn that one of our children’s book illustrators, Emmeline Pidgen, won a Gold award, in the Mom’s Choice Awards, for her illustrated children’s book ‘The Flyaway Blanket‘ published by magination press. To Learn more about the awards visit their website or to see more of Emmeline’s work visit her portfolio on the Advocate website.