Commercial Artist in Fashion
This month we shine the spotlight on the illustration works of some of our commerical artists including some fashion illustration from one of our most prolific illustrators , some creepy goings on and a nimble fingered paper sculpture. It could only be Jacqueline Bisset when the jewler Thomas Sabo was seeking illustration for their Charm Club catalogue comprising of approx 50 illustrations. Commissioned by ad agency AHD to create a Charm Club Girl, Bisset then placed her high society creation in various scenarios: clubbing, shopping etc and an illustrated lifestyle was the end result. This type of brief is perfectly suited to Bisset’s free flowing style, inspired by the high society charm and decedance of the 40’s and 50’s. The creation of a ‘Charm Club girl’ began with some fashion sketches which was the start point for creating the lifestyle of such a girl, Bisset then placed her high society creation in various scenarios relevant to to that of the Thomas Sabo audience eg. clubbing, shopping etc. beauty, relevence and an illustrated lifestyle was the end result. Jacqueline, has also completed an illustration for Sabo’s new perfume ad, the Frankfurt based design agency AHD had little or no reservation in their choice of artist – she was flown over last December for a briefing and started the job the following week. Bisset speaks highly of both agency and client in her review of the project, they were great to work with, extremely thorough and gave really good art direction as well as being really easy going. Check out our online illustration portfolios to see some more outstanding fashion illustration or browse through our stock images on stock illustration site www.stockillustrations.com to indulge your fashion sweet tooth! Dennis Juan Ma one of our newest illustrators has just completed the illustrations for children’s graphic novel called ‘Graffiti Revolution’. Humour and imagination flowed throughout this witty book courtesy of Dennis’s Simplicity was the brief but humour had to resonate throughout this inspired piece commissioned by a New Zealand education publisher ‘simply literacy’. The story itself was simple, it talks about how an evil dictatorial duke learnt to be kind and humorous.In a cheerful and mixed culture style synomous with Dennis, who was born in China but moved to Auckland, New Zealand eight years ago where he studied graphic design illustration, this Japanese and American comic inspired artist took the story into his heart and brought it to life with psycadelic, retro yet contemporary finess with stunning results. From children’s books illustrations to an architerctural theme, John Walsom is another illustrator who we proudly represent, this hughly talented artist has been recreating some of the worlds most famous architectural wonders throughout his career, this month feast your eyes upon the richly textured illuminations of The Savoy Theatre at night. He was commissioned to compose this bustling image which was presented to Sonia Friedman the main producer of the show Legally Blonde, with 25 Limited Edition prints being given to the other producers. He explains ” The painting, like the show, has a very pink theme, with an image of the leading lady cossing the Strand…lots of fun to do.This month our illustration agency has also been delving into the Fantasy world of Steiner Lund, who has recently devolped a new gothic site with us and introduced us to his new spookier side. The illustration art within this portfolio is a step away from Steiner’s photo realistic portfolio, throughout his 25 year career he has been building a portfolio of gothic subject This includes work for publishers, record companies, TV companies and media psychics, which he has assembled here.