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Alexandra Ball

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Based in Guildford, Surrey, Alexandra Ball is a children’s book illustrator whose constant goal is to create images that invite the viewer to step into new worlds with her. And she achieves this with ease using a soft, warm and contemporary style that sets the viewer at ease before intriguing them with the overall narrative.
Nature is a big influence on Alexandra and her work, with woodland and jungle creatures nestling alongside otters, fish and people – each drawn in her own unique style. She loves to walk through a mist-filled woodland, watch a field of corn blow in the wind or see a bumblebee collect pollen. Alongside children’s books, Alexandra works on projects for advertising clients and has over 10 years' experience in the industry. She has an Illustration degree from Falmouth College of Art.

Approach

Alexandra’s line work is one of the things that make her images unique, and she spends the early stages of a project working on fluid, hand-sketched compositions. These are scanned into the computer for colouring, and natural textures are added to give the overall feel of a collage.

Style

Creating her work by hand, Alexandra’s images have an air of sensitivity to them. The animal characters in the worlds she creates have innocent and caring personalities, even when they’re being a bit cheeky – perfect for illustrated storybooks.

Client list

Alexandra’s clients include Walker’s Crisps, Berger Finest Confectionery, Candis Magazine, National Geographic, Girl Guides, Top That Publishing, Harper Collins and more.
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Wild animals | Animal illustration collections
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Book Illustration For Oh New Years Tree Wishes
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An illustration of fox pirate and mice in boat sailing
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badgers sitting around a table illustration
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An illustration of panda and girl up a tree
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animals in the submarine
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An illustration of girl playing with panda
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illustration of animals and cityscape
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An illustration of girl doing acrobatics on dolphin
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An illustration of girl on monster
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astronaut boy rides on a tiger
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An illustration of animals decorate their new year tree
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An illustration of Jesus with children
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Kids sitting on bench
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Cover Art for Walkers Baked Starson
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kids playing with rabbits
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Daniel with lions illustration by Alexandra Ball
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An illustration of boy riding on bear
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Animals, boy playing illustration by Alexandra Ball
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Care For Our World book illustration
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Collie dog pulls baby in the snowy mountain - An illustration by Alexandra Ball
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character illustration of Ruth and Boaz
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An illustration of alnwick garden map
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An illustration of Moses parting the red sea
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Cover illustration for Walkers Crisps
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Girl play with sharks  illustration by Alexandra Ball
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Butterfly on lion nose illustration by Alexandra Ball
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An illustration of Adam and Eve in the garden
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Jonah being thrown into the sea
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Girl holding fire stick illustration by Alexandra Ball
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Elijah and his burning pire
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Alexandra Ball, childrens book illustrator: Oh New Years Tree Window
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young girl is making some Christmas decorations
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An illustration of girl and father
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An illustration of T rex with young boy on tail
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family stand around the christmas tree
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Princess Cruises Exploring illustration
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Character Drawing of Alice in Wonderland
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Mother and baby wolf illustration by Alexandra Ball
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An illustration of Rahab helping the pies escape
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An illustration of animals at beach
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An illustration of Goliath
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Paul to Saul illustration
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The Jungle Book Illustration by Alexandra Ball
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Book Illustration of Alnwick Garden: Tree house
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Alexandra Ball, children's book illustrator: Princess Cruises: Welcome
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Girl on tree illustration
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An illustration of girl and bear
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An illustration of mountain gorillas with young girl
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Gardening Bear Illustration
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Young girl and reindeer
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Hawaii surf child illustration
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scoober children in the sea
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reindeer seeing young girl eat a mince pie
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Stacey – you’ll be amazed at how great everything is. I think my team and I have all agreed that we wish Alex could illustrate all our books! She has been so fantastic to work with – witty, colorful, magical, imaginative art. I can honestly say this has been my favorite book to work on! Thank you so much for your help making this beautiful book happen!
Jen Showalter Greenwalt - Art Director, Harper Collins Childrens
It has been such a pleasure working with you. Your talent, your warmth and your compassion are really on display. I wanted to write to you to thankyou for doing such an amazing job. Let's hope we have a big collective success. Thank you.
Kobi Yamada, Compendium Inc