At Arena HQ we are thoroughly enjoying embracing Instagram to share the amazing work our illustrators create, it’s the perfect visual platform to showcase the best of the best as well as brilliant little snippets and sneak peeks.Filed under: Adam Stower, Aleksei Bitskoff, Arena, Emily Fox, Frances Castle, Joe Lillington, Kristyna Litten, Neal Layton, Simon Bartram, Spike Gerrell, Steve May, Thomas Flintham
It’s that exciting time of year again, the moment we get to reveal our new showcase brochure featuring some of the amazing new work our illustrators have been busily beavering away on. This season we have focused on world- building and character creation, mirroring some of the recent successes some of our brands have had on the small screen.Filed under: Adam Stower, Aleksei Bitskoff, Alex T Smith, Anna Chernyshova, Arena, Children's Books, Chris Garbutt, Concept Art and Character Design, Emily Fox, Euan Cook, Graham Carter, Joe Lillington, Jonny Duddle, Kristyna Litten, Levi Pinfold, Neal Layton, Simon Bartram, Steve May, Thomas Flintham, Tomislav Tomic
Joe has kindly written this insightful guest post for us including some great top tips and insights into the way in which he creates his exquisite illustrations, he’s also kindly given us a sneak peek at a game design project he’s been working on lately called Flocc inspired by the murmurations of flocking of birds.Filed under: Apps, Arena, Design, Joe Lillington, New Work, The Illustration Process
Throughout history, timelines have been punctuated with epic battles, for control of land, resources and communities. Flying Eye Books in association with author Iris Volant and Arena Illustrator Joe Lillington have chosen this aspect of History to form the basis for Ancient Warriors.Filed under: Arena, Book Covers, Children's Books, Joe Lillington, New Work, News
Joe Lillington has been represented by Arena Illustration for two years and in that time has emerged as a go-to illustrator for historical non-fiction publications for children.
The influence of Medieval manuscripts on Joe’s recent work is evident in the detail and depiction of figures and landscapes, often drawing reference from the work of Pieter Bruegel who’s work he greatly admires, Joe’s illustrative style has equally been shaped by his childhood love of the Asterix graphic novels by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo which first triggered his love for history, characterisation and strong narrative.
Horses nicker, heart beats quicker, saddle up for the Pony Express! Joe Lillington’s illustrations leap off the page in Ride On, Will Cody! A Legend of the Pony Express, by Caroline Starr Rose and published by Albert Whitman & CompanyFiled under: Children's Books, Joe Lillington, Just Published
Joe Lillington was commissioned to create over fifty black and white chapter header illustrations for a wonderful new series of three Puffin ClassicsFiled under: Children's Books, Joe Lillington, Just Published
Joe Lillington, one of our newest recruits, has been shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize with Toby and the Ice Giants, published by Flying Eye books.Filed under: Awards, Children's Books, Joe Lillington
The first picture book to draw on the evidence recently discovered that some dinosaurs had feathers, Joe Lillington’s second picture book for Flying Eye Books is published!Filed under: Children's Books, Joe Lillington, Just Published
Introducing another new illustrator to Arena, please welcome Joe Lillington! A graduate from Falmouth and one of It’s Nice That’s 2014 graduates.Filed under: Book Covers, Children's Books, Joe Lillington, New Work