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Lauren Mortimer

Lauren Mortimer's Photo - International Pencil Illustrator specializing in Realism & Vintage Illustrations. London

London artist Lauren Mortimer uses her outstanding skills with the mechanical pencil to create incredibly realistic illustrations, but with a deft conceptual twist turns them into something softly surreal. The result is a highly individual style, which helps her clients’ projects stand out from the rest with their own unique atmosphere.
Lauren feels inspired and content when she’s sitting in a park, looking at birds through a pair of binoculars, listening to folk music or sketching. However, she enjoys the vibrancy of city life, and is influenced by the Surrealist movement and by the artist Marcel Dzama. Lauren studied Fashion Communication with Promotion at Central Saint Martins, but decided illustration would be her career. Recent highlights include her illustrated series of cocktail recipe books with Running Press.

Approach

Lauren draws on cotton paper using a variety of 0.3 mechanical pencils. However, she also has a Wacom Cintiq tablet, which gives her an alternative way of sketching and working out her compositions. When she’s happy with something, she’ll print it out, trace it and rework it in pencil

Style

The pencil is dominant in Lauren’s work, and with her incredible shading skills little or no colour is needed. Her style often maintains a gentle warmth, despite that touch of the surreal. A brain-shaped soft ice cream, with a Flake, anyone?

Client list

Lauren’s clients include Penguin, Nike, the BBC, Nespresso, Running Press, Le Monde, Vanity Fair, Scholastic, Sony, the BBC and more.
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Sleevehead
Illustrating a feature in Stanford Magazine on Sicilian suits, Lauren Mortimer draws tailoring themed artworks.
Sleevehead
Pickled
Le Monde use Lauren Mortimer's accomplished artwork for a feature on pickled vegetables.
Pickled
The 12 Days of Christmas
With only 10 weeks till Christmas its time to get into the spirit of the season starting with these stunning advent calendars created by Lauren Mortimer for Superdrug's own brand Bloom.
The 12 Days of Christmas
Are You There God? It's Me, Margarita
Lauren Mortimer's illustrations for the sequel to the world's best selling cocktail book hits the shelves.
Are You There God? It's Me, Margarita
Baby Gifts
Lauren Mortimer works on the latest Guy Degrenne Homeware poster.
Baby Gifts
INSIDE OUT: Gone with the Gin Cocktail Recipes
How Lauren Mortimer helped fill Tim Federle’s hilarious cocktail book with equally funny illustrations.
INSIDE OUT: Gone with the Gin Cocktail Recipes
Artists of the Future
Lauren Mortimer shows four original artworks at the Degree Art Gallery.
Artists of the Future
Cupid on Target
Lauren Mortimer illustrates Valentine's Cupid for a Guy Degrenne campaign.
Cupid on Target
Parrot
Lauren Mortimer works for French client Parrot creating their New Year greeting card.
Parrot
French Stylist - Illustration Special
Lauren Mortimer illustrates fifty fashion & beauty products for France's Stylist Magazine.
French Stylist - Illustration Special
A Nutcracker Band
Lauren Mortimer illustrates for a Guy Degrenne advertising campaign.
A Nutcracker Band
Angelina Paris Treats
Lauren Mortimer's third packaging illustration for Angelina Paris is released for Christmas.
Angelina Paris Treats
Future Fashions
Lauren Mortimer illustrates future fashions for Arte TV's website.
Future Fashions
Illustrator Profile - Lauren Mortimer
Lauren Mortimer uses pencil to create her surreal illustrations.
Illustrator Profile - Lauren Mortimer
70s Style in Vanity Fair
Lauren Mortimer draws beautifully for French Vanity Fair.
70s Style in Vanity Fair
Operation Nemesis
Lauren Mortimer creates an interactive poster on Operation Nemesis.
Operation Nemesis