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Rosanna Tasker

Rosanna Tasker - Bristol, United Kingdom based illustrator

Working from her Bristol studio, surrounded by all kinds of potted plants, Rosanna Tasker creates elegant illustrations full of elongated forms, natural settings, fascinating characters and subtle colour schemes. Her artwork is alive with lines and textures, and has a naturally creative feel to it. It’s no wonder she’s so popular with editorial, publishing and advertising clients. Like many illustrators, she began drawing at a young age. While her parents read to her as a child, she’d illustrate the stories. “I still have a picture of Gollum I drew when I was six while listening to my dad read The Hobbit. It's strangely similar to what he looks like in the film, apart from the fact he's wearing a pink and yellow tie!” As well as drawing and painting, Rosanna loves trees and plants. “When I'm out and about I'll make a note of anything that catches my eye for sketching later. Most recently I fell in love with tropical Araucaria trees and Dragon Blood trees while in Gran Canaria,” she says. Her other great passions are music and dance. She plays classical piano and bass guitar, and is currently learning Charleston and Burlesque dancing.

Training

Rosanna received First Class Honours when she studied Illustration at the University of the West of England, in Bristol.

Approach

There are two main elements to Rosanna’s approach. The first stages of her work are created using natural media – pencils for the line work, and gouache paints, applied to separate layers using a light box. This, and the rich papers she uses, gives her work its unique, handcrafted feel. Images are completed digitally, using Photoshop to clean them up and add the finishing touches.

Style

Delicate lines and gentle textures are woven together to depict elegant, elongated figures and forms. She loves to experiment with scale, and nature usually plays a big role in her art. Rosanna chooses a limited palette for each piece, sometimes punchy, sometimes subtle, but always in keeping with the brief.

Client list

The Guardian The New York Times Wendy's Lenny Letter Tangent Books The Bristol Cable Pizza Workshop Moon Design & Build Yurtel
The Ultimate Picnic Basket
The Ultimate Picnic Basket
A banner illustration for Conde Nast Traveler is illustrated by Rosanna Tasker.
The Ultimate Picnic Basket
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
Rosanna Tasker creates the cover art for Therapy Today Magazine with a powerful yet sensitive design.
Domestic Violence
Winter Woes
Winter Woes
The February edition of Reader's Digest Magazine features melancholic cover art by Rosanna Tasker.
Winter Woes
Nourish
Nourish
Creating website banners for a skincare brand, Rosanna Tasker combines nature with beauty.
Nourish
Seasons in Bloom
Seasons in Bloom
Rosanna Tasker creates twelve seasonal illustrations for a calendar to guide us through 2021.
Seasons in Bloom
Our Ravaged Lady
Our Ravaged Lady
Rosanna Tasker creates eloquent illustrations for Hidden Compass Magazine.
Our Ravaged Lady
Rosanna Tasker's SCRAPBOOK
Rosanna Tasker's SCRAPBOOK
Our latest Scrapbook interview is with the wonderful Bristol based Rosanna Tasker.
Rosanna Tasker's SCRAPBOOK
The Way We Were
The Way We Were
Rosanna Tasker completes an affectionate illustration for The Boston Globe Magazine.
The Way We Were
The Woman Who Married a Tiger
The Woman Who Married a Tiger
Rosanna Tasker exhibits at Folklore Exhibition - a collaborative show held at Hamilton House in Bristol.
The Woman Who Married a Tiger
A Place for the Ministry
A Place for the Ministry
Rosanna Tasker creates four splendid illustrations for the Sheldon Hub website.
A Place for the Ministry
Young Gardeners
Young Gardeners
The Washington Post commission Rosanna Tasker for two garden themed artworks for their Local Living Section.
Young Gardeners
Rosanna Tasker's SCRAPBOOK
Rosanna Tasker's SCRAPBOOK
Our latest Scrapbook interview is live!
Rosanna Tasker's SCRAPBOOK
Hive
Hive
Rosanna Tasker creates her vision of a shared creative space for the Hive Exhibition in Bristol.
Hive
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