20 November 2020
When I start on a new project, I’ll usually be taking inspiration from something I’ve seen on Instagram or something I’ve watched. I try to keep my finger on the pulse of what’s going on in pop culture to keep my ideas fresh. I’ll then use Photoshop and my Wacom drawing tablet to sketch out my idea, this stage is usually an absolute car crash of me messing around with shapes and proportions until I get something that I find dynamic and compelling. Picking out colour schemes is one of my favourite things to do, at this point I’ve kind of honed my pallet to about 9/10 colours that I use in combination.
11 November 2020
Alleanna Harris is a US illustrator with a background in animation and a love for creating immersive images, rich in colour. She has recently finished working on an exciting project for Toyota USA, designing illustrations for their Instagram. We caught up with Alleanna to find out what it was like creating digital content for the famous car brand.
06 November 2020
Bright Artist Rachael Presky began her career in illustration after completing a Masters in Graphic Design in 2017. Specialising in digital illustration, Rachael has made a mark creating illustrations for clients such as Klarna, Breathe Magazine, Fizz Creations, Brio Magazine and Minds Matter San Francisco.
03 November 2020
We are delighted that award-winning artist and author Benji Davies has illustrated The Puffin Keeper, a tale of life-changing friendship, from the legendary Michael Morpurgo. Liam Darcy’s uplifting illustrations can be found in A Superhero Like You, a timely celebration of key workers from treasured CBeebies presenter, Dr Ranj, and we are thrilled to welcome Ella’s Night Lights, an enchanting author-illustrated debut from New York Times bestselling illustrator, Lucy Fleming.
02 November 2020
This month, we’re going behind the book of A Superhero Like You, illustrated by Bright artist Liam Darcy, written by Dr Ranj Singh and published by Hodder Children’s Books.
02 November 2020
Last month, we shone the spotlight on our impressive roster of fiction artists, with a special collection of bespoke cover artwork in our Faces of Fiction campaign (if you missed it you can find it here) . So this month, we caught up with Bright’s expert fiction agent, Robyn Newton to chat all things middle grade and YA.
28 October 2020
This month, Bright Artist George Ermos’s art can be seen in high-streets around Britain, as he illustrated packaging for this year’s Marks & Spencers Halloween food range.
23 October 2020
We are thrilled that Bright’s Yasmeen Ismail has won the 2020 World Illustration Award Professional Children’s Book Category with her picture book Would You Like a Banana?, published by Walker Books.
01 October 2020
Award-winning artist David Litchfield illustrates Smriti Prasadam-Halls’ uplifting tale about finding optimism, Rain before Rainbows, while George Ermos showcases another action-packed cover for Abi Elphinstone’s second-in-series, Jungledrop. Diane Ewen illustrates Baroness Floella Benjamin’s inspiring true story Coming to England and it seems that some early festive celebrations are in order as Chris Chatterton brings us his second author-illustrated picture book, Merry Christmas, Gus.
28 September 2020
Bright Artist Rosie Butcher’s latest picture book The Joy in You showcases a colourful cast of jungle animals in Rosie’s distinctive whimsical style. Written by TV presenter Cat Deeley and published by Random House Books for Young Readers, this touching tale encourages children to express themselves and enjoy the little moments. We caught up with Rosie to talk about her illustration process and how she deals with creative block.
22 September 2020
Claire Wilson is a surface pattern designer and illustrator with a background in product packaging and greetings cards. She has worked with a number of companies, including Dunelm and Avon, with her designs being used across a wide variety of products, including nursery and children’s bedding, home textiles, dinnerware, stationery and gifting as well as nightwear apparel. She finds inspiration everywhere, from simple everyday household objects to all things bright and beautiful outside. We caught up with Claire to find out what goes into designing for product packaging.
19 August 2020
Diane Ewen’s debut picture book is a madcap adventure about creativity and the joy of reading… even if you are a T-Rex! We caught up with Diane to ask her all about Never Show a T-Rex a Book!, written by Rashmi Sirdeshpande and published by Puffin.