London-based illustrator Alice Bowsher is known for her distinctive style, creating simple, child-like characters that are made by using primarily chunky black ink.
“I’ve always liked drawing for myself but never really thought it could be a viable career choice,” she admitted in an interview with Lonely Planet. “I thought I would work in fashion but ended up studying Fine Art at Bath Spa University. As soon as the course started I realised it wasn’t going to work out for me so I switched to Graphic Communication, where I muddled my way through type and font projects for a year until we started working on image-based work.”
“I had a great tutor who spotted my drawings in the margins of pages and encouraged me to draw for projects and that’s where it all started,” she recalled.
Now her illustrations are well sought after, with clients that include White Stuff, Frances Lincoln Books, SoulCycle, and Byron Hamburgers. She has also illustrated and authored a number of children’s storybooks, including Curious and Scruff published by Hato Press.
We’ve collected a few of our favorite creations of hers in the gallery below, but make sure you follow her Instagram page for more!