My name is Karen Vermeulen and I'm a freelance illustrator living and working in Cape Town.
I like working with watercolours, my mac or just doodling with a ball point pen. I've been drawing pictures my whole life but have only been getting paid for it for the last 8 years or so. But really I do it because I love it.
My illustrations have appeared in books, magazines, on greeting cards, t-shirts, mugs, chocolates as well as on numerous wedding invites. Some of my clients include Lapa publishers, Fairlady magazine, Woolworths and Stuff for Africa.
When I'm not busy drawing or painting I work in advertising as a freelance art-director.
Karen enjoys illustrating in a diverse range of artwork styles, from realistic to styled, depending on the clients needs.
She graduated with a National Higher Diploma in Graphic Design (specialising in illustration). Her career started as a graphic designer, followed by book designer and computer graphics lecturer.
Karen's work has been commissioned both locally and abroad. Clients include: Hodder (UK), McGraw-Hill and Ibis Publishing (Australia), Oxford University Press, Maskew Miller Longman – Pearson Southern Africa, Heinemann Publishers, True Love and Intelligence Total Business Magazines and Jupiter Drawing Room. She has illustrated packaging artwork for Design Oval (Vi-Daylin and Mr Pritt), Moutia Rum and Educational card games for Cambridge University Press (Keys to Learning).
Karen's work is discussed and featured in a book entitled; Best Practice: The Pros on Adobe Photoshop written by Toni Toland published by Delmar Learning, New York (2006) and in SA Art Times (July 2010).
She currently works as a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and fine artist.
Artwork can be delivered on CD or sent electronically.
Deon's specialties are character art, comic art, concept art as well as film concept art and storyboards.
He also sculpts in Super Sculpey, Castelline and Chavant.
I have always loved drawing and drawing stories since I was young. I studied graphic design, worked and travelled a bit before deciding that making images is what I wanted to do.
So I now work out of my home/graphic design studio with my housemate/business partner. My work is primarily digital, created in Photoshop and Illustrator with my trusty Wacom.
I love editorial illustration and comic art and my work is definitely influenced by those art forms.
I am a freelance graphic designer & illustrator based in Cape Town, South Africa.
After studying at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology for four years I received my Btech Degree in Graphic Design, and decided to be a freelancer.
I studied at Rhodes University (majoring in journalism and philosophy), with the intention of getting into political cartooning and newspaper comic strips.
After that I began working as a freelance cartoonist, writer and illustrator, and have been doing that full time for the last five years.
I have done work for a number of educational publishers (Pearson, Maskew Miller Longman, Oxford University Press and Macmillan) as well as several newspapers and magazines (Ride magazine, Men’s health, The Bolander). I have written comics and comic strips for Strika entertainment (Supa Strikas, etc) and also storyboarded the weekly Supa Strikas comic strip featured in the Sunday Times. I previously did a weekly comic strip for www.sagoodnews.com, and I continue to have a monthly comic strip featured in Ride magazine as well as a weekly comic strip in YOU magazine called "Odd Jobz".
While my style has some flexibility, I specialise in cartoons. My biggest strength is in my ability to write and draw comic strips and cartoons. All my work is done digitally, after the initial pencil sketching. I am fairly proficient in Illustrator, and have a good knowledge of Photoshop. I am available for black and white illustration, colour illustration, caricatures, inking, colouring, storyboarding, as well as writing and drawing comic strips and cartoons.
Transkei born, pretoria based illustrator/graphic designer, Brent completed honours in graphic design at Tshwane University of Technology, with various awards including best visual communication and best all round student.
He also got merit awards for Antalis 'art of design' 2010 and the Student Goldpack design award 2010. Brent specializes in vector illustration, character concepts and poster design. He is inspired by local trends, great design, music and coffee.
Chris graduated from The University of Natal in 2002 where he studied Fine Art. Despite having never touched a computer he thought it viable to move to Johannesburg and try his hand at animation where he worked as a 2D animator for several years before deciding to focus on illustration as his main discipline.
Now that he has figured out how to use a computer he works mostly in Photoshop and Illustrator, scanning in pencil drawings and working with them digitally. He loves digital painting and how it works with the traditionally drawn image.
The diversity of work that illustration has offered is something that is something that he revels in and has consequently enjoyed doing storyboards and character designs for commercials, illustrations for books and album covers.