Aspiring Freelance Children's Book Illustrator

by Catherine Sunga
(Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Playtime

Playtime

My exposure to art started in 1997. As an Interior Design student, my lines were very architectural and detailed. I wanted to soften my lines and make it look more loose and freehand. A friend suggested that I take art lessons from a renowned master. I called to enroll and the rest is history.

Drawing skill was already in my blood. My dad was an Architecture undergraduate and very creative. I guess the classes just had to hone what was already in me or in my hands.

I was featured in two exhibits back home (Philippines) and was a member of an art group that my mentor put together. I left art when I worked abroad (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), however I recently saw one illustration from a published freelance Illustrator and said to myself, "Hey, I can do that!"

And so I did the research, bought art materials and started to draw and paint again.

I’m proficient in colored pencil, oil pastel, pencil, watercolour, and watercolour pencil.

My rates are negotiable.

I’m still completing my portfolio at the moment. I intend to do around three samples for each medium.

I will be happy to audition for any manuscript and send samples. Please feel free to email me.

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Irani Illustrator

by Elham Ataeiazar
(Tehran, Iran)

Story of tailor's daughter and king's son, 1st spread

Story of tailor's daughter and king's son, 1st spread

Story of tailor's daughter and king's son, 1st spread
Beetle in the kitchen
Story of tailor's daughter and king's son, 2nd spread
Where do stars come from?

Elham Ataeiazar was born in Tabriz, Iran, in 1985. She received her B.Sc. in Physics from Sharif University of technology in 2008.

Although she did not study arts at university level due to certain circumstances, she had discovered and developed her interest in painting, drawing and particularly cartooning since she was a teenager and pursued a career accordingly.

Currently based in Tehran, Iran, Elham has been working with established and emerging print and digital outlets for the past ten years as an illustrator and cartoonist. She has also taken part in various solo and group exhibitions in Tabriz and Tehran. Her previous cartoon series, “Men Banned from Entrance” (2011), received significant attention from the online community.

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Iris Biran - children's illustrator


(Israel)

Crocodile tears

Crocodile tears


I am a freelance illustrator with a background in painting, which makes my style "painterly."

Since graduation from University in creative arts, I have been illustrating for many clients.

I made illustrations for a children's DVD, a cover for a children's book and participated in a picture book.

My favorite medium is acrylic.

My experience in the children's illustration field opens opportunities to meet new challenges.

I work by contract.

To see more of my illustrations, please contact me.

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Fairy Tale Artist

by Jamilia
(Doha, Qatar)

Underwater scene

Underwater scene

Fairy Tale Artist


Good day. My name is Jamila. I’m an artist, and my dream is drawing for children. I chose that profession because I think of every child as a blank sheet of paper - what we draw on it will be our future.

It is not easy work. You must be serious and pay attention.

After the mother, the artist provides a child their first knowledge of the world.

When I start to draw fairy tales, I am well aware of the importance of creativity and magic. I like to present a magical world: bright, colorful, kind, and without any violence, as it should be.

I drew for a children's magazine about two years. It was the highlight of my career. During this time I learned to see the world as a child sees it, learned to embody on paper children's dreams and fantasies. The greatest reward for me was when I first saw the magazine in a child's hands, and the kid’s happy eyes.

I want to experience that again.

I love my job, and I consider it one of the most important in the world. At one time I was studying to be a doctor, but I believe that each of us must do what he was born to do. I was born to make the world better through my work with children, and I ask you to give me this chance.

With my own hands I'm creating a magical world of tales, the doors of which open to a child from the very first years of their lives. How I present this world provides their first impression of it.

A children's artist helps children discover the surrounding world, turning life into a fantastic and magical journey. Here, carried away with tempting fantasies, the child learns to feel the beauty to be found in this world and gains their own understanding of it.

Fairy tales can shape this, and therefore I think that drawing for children is important work.

In addition, I really love the process on its own because when creating magical tales, I get to embody my own fantasies and dreams and draw the world as I want it to be and be seen by others - bright, sunny, beautiful, harmonious and kind. My oeuvre helps it be that way.

I have learned to see and create the world in my drawings the way children see it - open, magical, beautiful, adventurous and alive. The smile of the baby travelling with me in the magical sparkling wonderful world of fantasies is my best reward.

I really love what I do. The land of fantasies dissolves all borders and gives me endless possibilities for my creations. Everyone needs to create what they are destined to. My destiny is to create magical and sparkling tales with all the colors of the rainbow, where children want to live.

Thank you for your attention.

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Turkish Children's Book Illustrator

by Nuray Ciftci
(Istanbul, Turkey)

Book Cover

Book Cover



Hello,

I am a freelance children's book illustrator.

I usually illustrate manually then add color using Adobe Photoshop. I also draw digital illustrations using Adobe Illustrator.

If we work together, I would like to draw some sketches, and we can correspond via e-mail. I can complete the illustrations quickly and send them via e-mail.

For samples of my previous work and CV, please contact me.

I am an experienced illustrator, but I am willing to work within the limits of a low-budget project. I am available to begin immediately.

Sincerely,

Nuray Ciftci

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Funky Illustrator!

by Sarah Kashef
(Cairo, Egypt)

A girl who dreams of candy showers

A girl who dreams of candy showers



My art is simple, colorful and fun! I have different illustration techniques, mostly done with my tablet, but I love traditional techniques the most and adore imperfections. Adults think my drawings are funny, and children find them attractive.

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Animator-Illustrator for Hire

by Alex Blau
(Jerusalem-Israel)

Contemplation

Contemplation

Contemplation
Fantasy Creature
Blackbird, Orange Man
Characters in Action

Israeli Illustrator-Animator for Hire

Hi!

My name is Alex Blau - I'm an animator\illustrator\artist.

I'm a graduate of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design-B.F.A.

I live in Jerusalem, Israel.

I am experienced in book illustration, storyboarding, character design and 2D animation.

I have a free, sketchy style, mostly handmade.

You can contact me by email alexxblau@gmail.com.

I hope you will find my work interesting and that we can work together.

Thank you.

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Fashion Illustrator

by Sara Japanwalla
(Dubai, UAE)

Dreaming of Shoes

Dreaming of Shoes

Sara Japanwalla - Fine art and Illustration

Hello my name is Sara, and I am a British freelance artist and illustrator residing in Dubai. I mainly do fashion illustration, but I have been getting into book illustration projects recently and thoroughly enjoy it!

Please contact me at SaraJapanwalla.

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Wonderland illustrator

by Dana Zamir
(Tel Aviv, Israel)

Smoke-Ring Caterpillar

Smoke-Ring Caterpillar

Smoke-Ring Caterpillar
Don't Be Afraid
Proud Father collage
Snow taste

Dana Zamir is an Israeli artist and filmmaker living in Tel Aviv.

When I walk down the street, I don't just see people, or trees, or dogs. I see shapes. I see colors. And I add some more colors and shapes from my imagination.

Hi, my name is Dana.

I'm a filmaking graduate. I'm a writer, and during the last two years I've practiced illustration.

Before entering the world of coloring on the page, I used to color on people's faces as a makeup artist. Colors are something I know and understand.

I love to work with different materials - such as gouache, linoleum, collage, acrylic and colored pencils - and mix them together.

I love taking risks. I love challenges and think outside the box.

What I love the most is to collaborate with others and create something new together - something that we will both love - then to bring it to the rest of the world to enjoy too.

Contact me by email: ddsoloveitchik@gmail.com

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