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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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Yuki Uebo's crowded illustrations are inspired by the hustle and bustle of Tokyo life

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Tokyo-based illustrator Yuki Uebo creates messy, densely-packed images that reflect the crowded lifestyle of Japan's capital city. And it's this crowded way of living which has inspired local illustrator Yuki Uebo to fill her drawings with as many people as possible while also capturing the unique essence of Japan in the process.

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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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Illustrator Luke McConkey's baller collaboration with Yatta is an animation slam dunk

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Animation studio Yatta has brought Liverpool illustrator Luke McConkey's work to life in Slam Dunk, a new animated short that blends 2D and 3D techniques. To transform Luke's illustrations into an animated short, Yatta began by choreographing the sequence in 3D. The baller was looking fly, but something was missing… the court. "We

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Qianhui Yu's surreal and inspirational illustrations shine a spotlight on social problems

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Stoke-on-Trent-based illustrator and animator Qianhui Yu is on a mission to highlight social problems and tell stories from new perspectives. She's doing this by creating imaginative illustrations imbued with a healthy dose of feminism. Outside of her animation work, Qianhui is also making waves as an illustrator.

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10 excellent books for illustrators to inspire and help refine skills

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We present a curated list to help you develop your illustration practice. Building your skills as an illustrator is mainly about practice, practice, practice. Also, there are many different types of illustration, and few of us have mastered them all. But you have to know the fundamentals first.

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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."