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Steve Dorado

Steve Dorado - Children's book illustrator. China

Chinese children’s illustrator Steve Dorado has a true talent when it comes to creating lively, colorful imagery populated by fun little characters that kids engage with. From cheerful crocodiles to cowboy cats and on to naughty racoons, there’s always a little humor and cheekiness to keep young readers smiling.
With seven years’ experience working in an illustration studio, Steve understands what clients need and also what subjects entertain young children. Based in the city of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, he’s a dedicated artist and clients like the range of ideas he comes up with during a project. His creative inspiration comes from European village architecture, ancient Chinese paintings and Japanese manga.

Approach

Steve likes to vary the media he uses depending on the story he’s illustrating. He works digitally, but also uses pencils, watercolors and acrylics. Sometimes he experiments with collage.

Styles

Colorful and humorous, Steve’s artworks vary in style and he’s highly skilled when it comes to creating characters with a unique look for each book or series he’s commissioned to work on.

Awards

2015 – National Library of China Award – Most Beautiful Book

Client list

Steve’s clients include Capstone Publishing, Pearson, National Geographic, JWT, Girl Guiding UK, Tinman Arts, China Children’s Publishing, Lele Fun and 21st Century Press.
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Comic crocodile illustration by Steve Dorado
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peter pan children book illustration
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graphic illustration of bear
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animal illustration for children book
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historical illustration of Warriors
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cowboy for children book
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Bee and flowers pencil made illustration
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ladybird illustration
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line illustration of ladybird
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Dinosaurs and insects illustration for children book
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acrylic illustration of little chicken
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graphical illustration of Chinese story nian
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nian children book story
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street scene of Chinese story nian children book
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The Ugly Duckling Story watercolor
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Children's Book ugly ducking
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cocoon and children illustration
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line illustration of two men with weapon
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fantasy illustration of dwarf
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line illustration of warrior
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watercolor illustration of  woman shearing
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Illustration of  woman weaving
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