Category Archives: Illustration

Mercedes deBellard


Mercedes deBellard is a freelance illustrator living and working in Madrid, Spain.  She is a well known portrait illustrator demonstrating an elegant and expressive style.  We were particularly attracted to these floral portraits.

You can see more of her work on her website, Facebook, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Mercedes deBellard.

Polly Fern


We are loving these illustrated maps featuring antique shops and historical buildings of various UK locations and of Paris as well.  They are the creations of UK-based illustrator, ceramist and canary keeper Polly Fern.  She illustrates and paints not only on paper but also on various ceramic pieces which we featured on January, 2016.  On Flow Magazine she says this about what inspires her: 

“Local, everyday stories. I love to discover gardens, or buildings with a rich history of craft. I also visit my local library because it has a fantastic heritage center where I can delve into the archives and discover the history of people’s lives within Norfolk. Thinking back to my childhood also inspires me, as I grew up in the Norfolk countryside and lived on a farm at a very young age. I had previously been a working dairy farm that my grandparents ran. My grandmother had a collection of pottery, all of which featured cow motifs, and I think of it often – it helps inspire my ceramic works.”

View more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.  Some of her pieces can be
purchased on Big Cartel.

Images:  Courtesy of Polly Fern.

Hiroyuki Yamada


Admiring these water-themed paintings of Japanese illustrator Hiroyuki Yamada.  A member of the Tokyo Illustrators Society he started his career in a design office and became a full-time illustrator in 1990.  His tools of trade are acrylic gouache, brush, easel, oil-based ballpoint pen, Mac, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.  Besides being a freelance illustrator the artist is also chairman of an illustration training course.

We like his work so much that we will probably feature this artist again.  Meanwhile you can view more of his designs on Tokyo Illustrators Society, Behance and Facebook.


Images:  Courtesy of Hiroyuki Yamada.