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Three free archives of Victorian illustration to inspire you

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Designer, writer, and academic Michael John Goodman has launched three online archives of Victorian illustrations covering works by Shakespeare, Dickens, and Chaucer. It's fascinating to compare how illustrators have depicted great works of literature through the ages.

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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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Illustrators on the challenges facing them in 2024, and how they're responding

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We canvassed the views of illustrators, who shared their biggest challenges and explained what they're doing to meet them. Working as an illustrator is a fun way to earn a living, but it's not without its challenges, not least the need to constantly adapt to new challenges and shifting paradigms. Sebastian Abboud tells a similar story.

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Yuanhao Tang is an illustrator aiming to benefit his community through art

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Sometimes, a busy illustrator just needs a break – time to focus on personal projects and, perhaps, to make a difference in the world by creating art for people to enjoy without a brief or a price tag. His portfolio includes book and editorial illustrations as well as product campaigns.

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Reality serves as a bridge to the surreal for illustrator Wenjing Yang

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Energetic shades of pink, green and blue are blended and carved into forms that begin rooted in daily life but quickly lead to strange realms of dreamlike surrealism as envisaged by the talented young illustrator Wenjing Yang. It's the colour that hits you first when Wenjing Yang 's portfolio is laid out before you.

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Ian Morris on what it takes to be a successful children's book illustrator

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Award-winning children's book illustrator Ian Morris reveals how he broke into the industry, why he prefers older artists, and what he keeps in mind when drawing for young audiences. Ian Morris's career as an illustrator has got off to an explosive start. My love for illustration was there from a young age," he tells Creative Boom.

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Limited palettes and forms define Molly McCammon's style, but there's no limit to this new illustrator's potential

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Just two years into her career, Scottish illustrator Molly McCammon has established a calm, sophisticated style which is impressing clients from around the world. The Picturebook Illustration programme at Cambridge definitely informed my understanding of simplicity," says Molly as she explains the origin of her style. "I