Born in Poland, the moment Henryk saw the animated film Yellow Submarine he knew he wanted to become an illustrator. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, before moving to Cologne to work in television. With expert drafting, anatomy and facial drawing skills, he’s become one of Germany’s top illustrators and clients come to him both for his style and reliability.
Influences include Heinz Edelmann, Tomi Ungerer, Grzegorz Rosinski and Johannes Vermeer. He’s also inspired by big, empty beaches and the Baltic in Autumn.
Henryk draws conventionally using pencil and paper, then edits and colours his work on a computer using Painter.
Lively, dynamic and even ecstatic – there’s a sense of energy in every image Henryk illustrates.