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Rohan Eason

Rohan Eason - Atmospheric pen & ink illustrator. London

London based Illustrator Rohan Eason works predominantly in pen and ink. He is best known for his stark black and white imagery, which plays heavily on the roles of composition and view point, and the balance between intricate detail and dark or light space. His work has become widely used in book illustration and more recently in advertising, where his uniquely hand crafted style stands apart from the more typically used digital art forms. Although art has run very clearly through his family and his childhood, it was only after leaving university and a painting degree that he decided to pursue illustration as his preferred discipline. Rohan loved the work of Aubrey Beardsley and Arthur Rackham as a boy, and this devotion to and pursuit of the beautifully hand drawn line followed him into adulthood. His portfolio now bursts with the magical and fantastical scenes from dreams to nightmares, from real life to imagined creations, but all with the same single grounding fact, that of beauty and balance.

Training

After completing a Foundation in Art, in the city of Lincoln, he moved to London and completed a BA HONS Fine Art Degree in Printmaking and Book Arts, while simultaneously working and gaining critique on his Paintings in the studios of Kingston University.

Approach

Everything begins with sketches, there are no limits to how many ways something can be approached, but it is always key to find the right path before the final stages can begin. After choosing viewpoints and compositional elements, and making sure the narrative is accurate and concise Rohan moves onto ink. He often plays upon his love of films to bring the viewer to a new way of looking at an ordinary scene. Although he began with a very monochrome palette, in the last few years he has challenged himself with a colour palette of watercolour paint. This has created a new dimension to his work, and opened up a whole new world of possibilities.

Style

Rohan's style has often been categorized as classical, and he understands that his tools are anything but modern, but his skill is in bringing the beauty of the hand crafted illustration into the present day. Through clever use of viewpoint and composition his work feels fresh and current, while retaining elements of the past that bring a sense of clarity and assuredness to the final piece.

Client list

DDB Deutschland Volkswagen Pegasus Life Macmillan Penguin Group Candlewick Press Orion Random House Pushkin Press Oxford University Press Marlborough Press One Peace Books Royal Shakespeare Company The Spectator Rapha Ltd
Elemental Power Tarot Set
Elemental Power Tarot Set
Melinda Lee Holm commissions Rohan Eason to create a series of his outstanding illustrations across her latest tarot deck.
Elemental Power Tarot Set
The Medicine Gallery
The Medicine Gallery
Rohan Eason illustrates an impressive historical scene for the Science Museum's Medicine Gallery.
The Medicine Gallery
The 'Journey Through' Series
The 'Journey Through' Series
All four ebooks exploring the rich history of magic in the Harry Potter world are now released and illustrated by Rohan Eason.
The 'Journey Through' Series
A Journey Through
A Journey Through
The first Harry Potter ebook in 'The Journey Through' series is released with a cover and interiors by the wonderful Rohan Eason.
A Journey Through
Vivian and the Jewelled Fox
Vivian and the Jewelled Fox
Rohan Eason creates some atmosphere for the front cover of Vivian and the Jewelled Fox.
Vivian and the Jewelled Fox
GQ India celebrate 10 years
GQ India celebrate 10 years
Rohan Eason's illustrations are featured within the 10 year anniversary issue of GQ India
GQ India celebrate 10 years
Benice
Benice
Written by Metin Karayaka and illustrated by Rohan Eason, Benice is a wonderful story about friendship and discovery.
Benice
Mystery and Spies
Mystery and Spies
Rohan Eason's atmospheric illustrations grace the pages of Scoop Magazine.
Mystery and Spies
Clerkenwell Design Week
Clerkenwell Design Week
Rohan Eason's drawing of Clerk’s Well is projected as part of the Clerkenwell Design Week events.
Clerkenwell Design Week
Three Tales
Three Tales
Rohan Eason illustrates for Cynan Jones' 'Three Tales', published by Gomer Press.
Three Tales
Not Yet Dark
Not Yet Dark
A new book for young adults written by Simon P Clark has a front cover illustrated by Rohan Eason.
Not Yet Dark
The Hollow Woods
The Hollow Woods
Published by Laurence King, Rohan Eason illustrates The Hollow Woods, a collection of myriorama cards.
The Hollow Woods
Dr Who Tales of Terror
Dr Who Tales of Terror
Out now is the latest hardback book in the Dr Who series illustrated by Rohan Eason.
Dr Who Tales of Terror
Fairytales Retold
Fairytales Retold
Brave Red, Smart Frog is a new book of old tales illustrated by Rohan Eason
Fairytales Retold
The Whitby Witches
The Whitby Witches
Rohan Eason works on a new edition of Robin Jarvis' classic novel.
The Whitby Witches
The Story Cure
The Story Cure
Rohan Eason illustrates a book full of literary recommendations for younger readers.
The Story Cure
Arrest All Mimics Podcast: Pen & Ink
Arrest All Mimics Podcast: Pen & Ink
Rohan Eason; a master of the black & white line, chats to Ben Tallon about his journey with creativity.
Arrest All Mimics Podcast: Pen & Ink
Yana and the Dinghy
Yana and the Dinghy
Rohan Eason works on a touching Unicef video.
Yana and the Dinghy
Bilal and the Train
Bilal and the Train
Rohan Eason's illustrations have been animated by UNICEF to highlight the plight of children in Syria.
Bilal and the Train
Malkin Moonlight
Malkin Moonlight
Rohan Eason illustrates for Emma Cox's debut children's book; 'Malkin Moonlight'.
Malkin Moonlight
Oblivion
Oblivion
The second book in the Wildwitch series 'Oblivion' is released and illustrated by Rohan Eason.
Oblivion
Wildwitch
Wildwitch
Rohan Eason illustrates the cover and interiors for Lena Kaaberbol's Wildwitch.
Wildwitch
Chimes Westminster
Chimes Westminster
Rohan Eason continues his work with Pegasus Life producing characterful drawings for their latest online brochure.
Chimes Westminster
Putting down Roots
Putting down Roots
Rohan Eason's second ad for Pegasus Life has featured in The Telegraph and the Chelsea Flower Show supplement today.
Putting down Roots
Dive In
Dive In
Dive In
Got the Message?
Got the Message?
Rohan Eason works with DDB Germany on these posters for VW.
Got the Message?
The Gobblings
The Gobblings
'The Gobblings' illustrated by Rohan Eason is out now.
The Gobblings
Mt First Kafka is One of the Best
Mt First Kafka is One of the Best
Mt First Kafka is One of the Best
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