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I really like this childrens illustrator. She combines collage, watercolours and photgraphs in her various book illustrations. Her charactors all have a unique style which have loose, quickly drawn lines.
The Princess and the Pea book is one of my favourites. Lauren Child made all of the sets out of card or by buying dolls house furniture.
Then Polly Borland took photographs of the sets and ‘breathed life into them’.
Charlie and Lola have been very successful charactors with their own tv series aswel as the books. These do not have such a 3d photographic element like the Princess and the Pea, but are still collage based.
http://www.milkmonitor.com/main.htm

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Johnny Hannah is a printmaker who creates illustrations using screen prints. He combines text and images so some of his work has a Dada style. I particularly like the Complete Shakespear piece, with its crammed text of different fonts.

http://www.stjudesgallery.co.uk/artists/j_hannah/index.htm?gclid=CI-Bgrrp0pACFQ5OQgod6GuMXg

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This illustrator creates interesting images using thin pen lines and blocks of subdued coulour. I like how loose the lines are are how he hasn’t aimed to make the charactors realistic. I plan to use this artist as inspiration to help me loosen up my own work and to experiment with similar colours. I am also impressed with how he has managd to alter his style so it is suitable for adults and children, something which i am keen to also do.

http://www.davidhughesillustration.co.uk/index.php

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Most of Pollocks illustrations have been created using water colours. His series of charicature portrates are colourful and recognisable where as his miracle series are alot more abstract. I like how he has combined coloured and black ink to create a sinister atmosphere in some of his pieces especially the parables selection.

http://www.ianpollock.co.uk/

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