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World Illustration Awards 2023 announces shortlist of incredible illustrators

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Sara Neuhart – Visual Thoughts on Current Affairs (Editorial) Over 5,000 entries to this year's World Illustration Awards have been whittled to a shortlist of 200 incredible artists. Rachel Hill, CEO of the Association of Illustrators, says: "We are delighted to announce the 2023 World Illustration Awards shortlist.

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Illustrator Joseph Carrington on confronting what challenges you and the benefits of representation

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Auckland-based illustrator Joseph Carrington creates instantly recognisable work thanks to his sleek, deceptively simple style. Having originally trained as a graphic designer, Joseph Carrington pivoted to illustration seven years ago. "I Lately, I'm most proud of jobs where I've had the opportunity to animate my illustrations."

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Beth Tibbles on rediscovering illustration, the joy of playfulness, and staying authentic

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Eastbourne-based illustrator Beth Tibbles specialises in creating colourful illustrations brimming with joy and humour. We caught up with her to learn more about her journey so far, how she looped back into illustration, and what it's like to go freelance. For Beth Tibbles, drawing has been a life-long passion.

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Quentin Blake Centre launches the UK's first National Illustration Day

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Lena Yokoyama created National Illustration Day's quirky identity Grab your pencils! Public arts organisation The Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration has today launched the UK's first country-wide celebration of pictures and the people who make them with National Illustration Day, which will take place on 24 November.

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Stanley Chow exhibition will showcase illustrations of people from film, stage and TV

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One of the world's most renowned illustrators has chosen some of his most iconic works for a 14-week exhibition at The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre in Chorlton. We asked him how he managed to decide which art to display from his collection of thousands of illustrations to choose from.

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Ximena Collado on how a series of failures made her a successful fashion illustrator

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Peru-based illustrator Ximena Collado is known for her bright and bold fashion artwork, which depicts female body types rarely seen in the mainstream. I started an Instagram account for my illustrations and always shared my process, which was very easy because of the speed painting videos Procreate automatically makes," she explains.

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10 best artist and illustration agents in New York City

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Bertrand Aznar, represented by Illustration Division Whether you need representation or are looking to hire an artist or illustrator, these are the best places to head to in New York City. This is where illustration agents come into play. But how on Earth do you find a market for your work? David Doran, represented by B&A 2.

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