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Alan Baker

Alan Baker - Sussex, UK based illustrator

Sussex, UK
Inspired by T Rex, the hippy zeitgeist of the 1970s and the fantasy illustration style that went with it, Alan Baker has some amazing stories to tell. Once, he hitchhiked across Europe with just £35 in his pocket and ended up in Afghanistan. He’s also known to bury dishwashers and washing machines in his garden. These are true stories, but when it comes to fantasy illustration he has an imagination that’s second to none. His awards cabinet is full of honours to prove it.
Training When studying zoology didn’t pan out for Alan – he found himself drawing instead – he switched to illustration, and took a degree at what is now the University of Brighton. He graduated in 1976 and has been an illustrator ever since. Approach Some of Alan’s earliest memories involve colour, and how different shades react to the lighting conditions. Today, he works up his compositions on screen using Photoshop, then hand paints the various elements of the image, layering them together digitally at the end of the process. Style Though his subject matter is often fantastical, there’s a canny realism and high level of detail in Alan’s work. Skin, hair, fur and feathers are all deftly recreated whether they belong to a dragon or a dormouse. Awards Whitbread Award 1979 Benson & Hedges Illustration Awards Gold 1984 Creative Circle Awards 1990 Gold and Silver in Press Advertising YES Award of Excellence 1992 Children's Choices Award 1995 Children's Choices Award 1996

Client list

The Guardian Harrods WWF Macmillan Penguin Greys OUP Radio Times Sunday Times
Running man with fitbit for canal magazine
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Food and Drinks illustration by Alan Baker
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Labour man illustration by Alan Baker
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countryside mice illustration
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Gin bottles illustration by Alan Baker
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Illustration of puma animal on rocks
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Four seasons illustration by Alan Baker
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Polar bear on wooden globe - An illustration by Alan Baker
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Heath Robinson style machines for sustainability
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Gif of Hamster amongst fireworks
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An Illustration Of Delicious Ducks Wall Chart
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Goat falling from tree illustration by Alan Baker
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Butterflies in frame - An illustration by Alan Baker
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Wine and Seafood illustration by Alan Baker
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Christmas images from various traditions
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Illustration of Botanical plants and flowers
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The Guardian tomatoes illustration by Alan Baker
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Illustration of birds in the forest  by Alan Baker
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Group of Monsters art
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Baby badgers playing painting by Alan Baker
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Rabbit's eating an apple
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Fox in the snow, animation by Alan Baker
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Illustration of pets poster
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Illustration of Farm animals
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Portrait of monster animation
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Illustration of insects and spiders
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Cat in contentment animation by  Alan Baker
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Graphical design of fantasy lizard with bird head
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Illustration for canal magazine by Alan Baker
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Animation of Hamster blowing balloon
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Illustration of Icarus
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Animation of Bird shitting on a mans head
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Illustration of biscuits  by Alan Baker
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Animation of floating bubble
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Stoat animal illustration by Alan Baker
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Hand puppet shadows -  An illustration by Alan Baker
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Fish on a bicycle for children's book by Alan Baker
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Graphical illustration of Mouse on plate
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kingfisher Illustration
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Bulls and a cow pat illustration by Alan Baker
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children in black and white
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Illustration of grey Squirrel
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Reptiles illustration by Alan Baker
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Water animals illustration by Alan Baker
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Portrait of Mona Lisa - An illustration by Alan Baker
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2D animation of Glump with a cold
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Pheasant in Autumn for Templar books
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Pinemartin pet illustration by Alan Baker
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An illustration of birds and insects
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Whisky,Chocolate,Mustard illustration by Alan Baker
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Concept of The night before Christmas - An animation by Alan Baker
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The Battle of Easleburg - An animation by Alan Baker
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Birds illustration by Alan Baker
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Animals found in a churchyard
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Animation of fish forming
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Sea monster illustration Alan Baker
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Historical artwork of Egypt
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Fantasy art of Phoenix
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Mammals illustration by Alan Baker
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An illustration of sheep horns
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Skiers illustration by Alan Baker
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Middle east man and palace illustration by Alan Baker
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Fantasy illustration by Alan Baker
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Australian animals illustration by Alan Baker
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Girl in a garden - An illustration by Alan Baker
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Wildlife fantasy - An illustration by Alan Baker
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Girl in the garden illustration by alan Baker
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Illustration of aeroplanes on globe
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Hare behind gorse plants - illustration by Alan Baker
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Dragon on a hill illustration by Alan Baker
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Dragon slaying illustration by Alan Baker
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