My name is Alan Hawkins and I am a freelance illustrator specialising in illustration for children’s picture books and young adult literature.
Working primarily in watercolour, gouache and digital illustration, I enjoy exploring a fantasy world filled with human, animal and otherworldly characters, sometimes with an eccentric sense of humour. Extensive knowledge of Photoshop allows me to present both high quality customer sketches and high resolution scans of finished illustrations. I also create complete and accomplished digital illustrations when required.
I have both a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (majoring in painting) and an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design which I studied in Melbourne, Australia. I have also completed a 15 week illustration course at Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, Sweden.
Recently I’ve become an artist member of Storybird. A website that allows writers of all ages to create their own stories by purchasing artwork from a vast library of illustrative talent from around the world.
I reside in Melbourne, Australia with my wonderfully supportive Swedish-born wife, Filippa and our baby son Ethan.
I invite you to have a browse through my folio. If you like my style and would like to discuss possible projects then I’d love to hear from you!