With her strong, line-based style, London-based illustrator May van Millingen gets through a lot of fineliners! Growing up, creativity was encouraged from an early age from her artist mother. May works for a variety of clients across publishing, fashion and advertising.
May continues to work for plenty of high profile brands, including a recent collaboration with Topshop.
May combines hand drawing with digital processes, and uses ink, pencil and watercolours to create her work. Her process usually combines mark-making, strong graphic lines, cross-hatched shading and a bold use of colour.
Colourful, observational and diverse, May’s work often contains numerous drawings that come together to form a series. Her style has been influenced by old botanical and scientific drawings, which she often studies.
Marks and Spencer
The Washington Post
Saatchi & Saatchi