Hello! I'm Justine, an illustrator based in the UK.

Through my work I emphasise the sense of magic and atmosphere a great character (and costume) can create.

My illustrations are inspired by a mixture of heroes, heroines and monsters from fairytales combined with the experiences of our contemporary lives.

The outlines of my work are created with bold pencil lines or dip-pen inks and combined with delicate watercolour washes and bright gouache to create textured, familiar-feeling illustrations.

I grew up in Milton Keynes and graduated in 2010 with a 1st in Animation and Illustration at Coventry University. I currently reside in Norwich where I am mostly painting, and sometimes tutoring Japanese and 2D animation. I also read a lot of children's books, graphic novels and classics.

This photo was taken in Ipswich on a find-the-pig day!