Norm Bendell’s Perfect Beach Day

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, we’d like to kick off the unofficial beginning of summer with Norm Bendell’s humorous animation of a ‘Perfect Beach Day’.

Catch more of Norm’s work at his website!

© Norm Bendell

New Work from Liz Sanders Agency Talent!

Liz Sanders’ illustrators have been very busy on a variety of projects – all delivering striking results. Check out a few of their most recent projects below. Be sure to view more of their work at Liz’s website.


Floral soap packaging illustration

SUDI McCOLLUM illustrated this lively bouquet evocative of embroidered vintage linens like you’d see on grandma’s kitchen towels. Client: Strawberry Hill Farm.



Savannah post card illustration

STEPH CALVERT created this illustration in partnership with UPPERCASE Magazine​ as part of their “Greetings from” and “Wish you were here” promotion. Artists were invited to create and share their vintage-inspired post card designs. Steph chose her splendid nearby city of Savannah, GA to depict.



Watercolor painting of cucumber slices

RANDI ZAFMAN’s latest exploration: Cucumbers for food packaging, paper goods, cookbooks or traditional watercolor and lettering. Her designs are managed digitally making production and edits very manageable.



Vintage inspired floral and food illustration.

This tranquil pattern with both Japanese and Chinese influences was created by SUDI McCOLLUM for organic soap packaging.



AMY NING was hired to create an illustration to grace the catalog cover of Kamana Academy. Located in Redondo Beach, CA, Kamana Academy is a private institution whose mission is to provide student’s access to Massage Therapy programs with training that is both comprehensive and professional.



JUDY REED SILVER designed this rug pattern and coordinating wallpaper collection as part of a new home decor series. This design plays well within a contemporary interior, both residential and commercial.



Digital illustration of L.A. Chefs.

AMY NING’s latest illustration for the LA Times/Saturday Section, ‘They Crave LA’. Amy’s art depicts a trio of celebrity chefs, Eddie Huang, Charles Phan & April Bloomfield.



© All Images



Happy Mother’s Day from Folioplanet

Sunday is Mother’s Day, so we wish all the mothers out there a wonderful and restful day. In honor of Mother’s day we would like to share several of our illustrators’ lovely images showing a mother’s devotion and why we would be nowhere without them!





Illustration of child hanging on to mother's leg.








Sudi McCollum’s Christmas Card

Inspired by Scandinavian folk art, Sudi McCollum illustrates this Christmas card showcasing the letterpress capability of a San Francisco letterpress printer, Digital Engraving. The card is printed on a thick board paper stock. Sudi also designed a sticker as a festive touch for the envelope.

We love her work and you can see more of it here!.
Illustration of girl and dog walking in snow, girl carrying Christmas tree.



American Illustration 35 Winners Announced

American Illustration (AI-AP) announced the selected and chosen illustrators from a crowded field of almost 600 submissions. We’re happy to announce that several of our illustrators were included in the group of winners.

Decorative wildlife and nature illustration.John S. Dykes

 

Popeye illustrationDave Calver

 

Collage bird illustrationTom Cocotos

 

Digital illustration of man wearing suitPatrick George

 

Conceptual illustration of American flagOtto Steininger

 

Illustration of ocean cityNishan Akgulian

 

Conceptual, whimsical illustration of downtown city streetsMichael Sloan

 

Illustration of horse in fieldMartin Haake

 

Group of men wading in ocean.Gayle Kabaker

 

CD cover/cup and saucerPatrick George

 

Conceptual illustration a "sea of eyes"James Yang

 

Conceptual portrait illustration of Elvis Presley.Tim O’Brien

 

Conceptual portrait illustration of Napoleon Bonaparte.Tim O’Brien

 

3D illustration created by Richard Borge.Richard Borge

 

Conceptual illustration of a woman and child in carLauren Simkin Berke

Conceptual portrait illustration of women, different hairstyle/nationalities.Lauren Simkin Berke

 

Happy Thanksgiving from Liz Sanders Agency!

Happy Thanksgiving from a few of Liz Sanders Agency artists, Suzanne Beaky and Kyle Poling!

Suzanne Beaky created this lively self promo for a direct mail piece mailed to the children’s book publishing market. Suzanne creates wonderfully expressive illustrations which are commissioned for children’s books, magazines and educational publishing worldwide. Suzanne grew up in Gahanna, Ohio, and studied illustration at Columbus College of Art and Design.

Her expressive illustrations are commissioned by children’s book, magazine, and educational publishers worldwide. See for yourself some of the images she’s created.

Children's illustration of a young boy at the Thanksgiving Day Parade



Below is a promotional illustration created by Kyle Poling showing a traditional Pilgrim and Native American Thanksgiving.

Kyle Poling's illustration of a pilgrim Thanksgiving



Suzanne Beaky’s Children’s Book, ‘Chicken Licken’

Suzanne Beaky’s super animated chicken grabs the attention of those little ones. A prolific published illustrator, Suzanne created this personality plus chicken for the children’s book Chicken Licken, published by Heinemann Publishing.

The book is party of the Shared Reading Books series, which are oversided books that the teacher reads to a group of children. Let us tell you, they are entranced by the story and Suzanne’s fun and often silly art. We want to share a little bit of the book along with Suzanne’s illustration.

Suzanne is represented by Liz Sanders Agency and you can check out more of her work on her rep’s website.

 

One day Chicken Licken was pecking around for seeds to eat.
Then all of a sudden a big acorn fell on his head.

“What was that?” he asked.
He looked up at the sky.
And then he got very worried.

Cartoon illustration of a chicken for a children's book, Chicken Lickin'

© Suzanne Beaky

Kyle Poling and Amy Ning’s Spooktacular Images

Liz Sanders Agency artists, Amy Ning and Kyle Poling, have been busy scaring up some seriously great illustrations.

Kyle Poling created all kinds of cute Halloween characters for a fun and lively children’s book. Author Ilanit Oliver wrote Ten Flying Brooms for Scholastic Corporation, which Kyle happily illustrated bringing the educational children’s story to life. The counting story is filled with all sorts of rhyming and high-flying bats, witches and broomsticks and is sure to keep kids engaged and learning.


© Kyle Poling


Amy Ning created a graphic version of the usual Halloween suspects for the Orange County Register. The article entitled “Scary Stories” features Amy’s frightfully good image. We simply love her work!


Illustration of Halloween characters
© Amy Ning



Stanislawa Kodman: Leaves, Wings & Other Such Things

Stanislawa Kodman‘s whimsical drawings seem particularly appropriate reminding us of our late summer evenings shared with the twinkling fireflies. Whether as images in children’s books, magazine articles or simply to grace the page, Stanislawa has a charming style that adds sophistication and elegance to any project. To see even more of Stanislawa’s playful side, check out her blog, Leaves, Wings & Other Such Things.

Stanislawa is represented by Alexander-Pollard, Inc.

Illustration of fireflies and animals
© Stanislawa Kodman



Suzanne Beaky’s Adorable Illustrations for “Leopold”

Suzanne Beaky recently had a wonderful opportunity to illustrate Dr. Ruth’s latest children’s book, Leopold from Turner Publishing. The charming book tells the story of loveable Leopold the turtle who is afraid to go in the water. Leopold must make a decision and either play it safe or take a risk and face his fears.

Suzanne truly had such a great time creating the adorable characters for Dr Ruth’s book! Who wouldn’t? She also received a lovely call from the author herself, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, thanking her for her contribution. Nice!!

Suzanne Beaky is represented by Liz Sanders Agency.

Dr. Ruth standing next to a illustration of herself
Children's book "Leopold" book cover
Leopold, the turtle, hiding in his shell.
Illustration showing Leopold the turtle and his friends.
Dr. Ruth's grandson, Ben.
©Suzanne Beaky