Author Archive | Sam Osborne

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My iPad Artist Toolkit – Apps

There are a huge range of apps out there for the iPad and I’m often asked which are my favourite, so I’ve put together a list! My top Apps Procreate App: The best drawing app out there. You could probably run your entire illustration career from here and never miss Photoshop once. You can create massive canvases […]

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2017 business goals

This is a bit different for me. Each year I have a vague idea of things I’d like to do within my business but generally I haven’t made any solid plans. But this year I have. I’ve even decided on a word for the year. So what does that mean for my business? What are my […]

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WI LIfe Editorial Magazine Vignette Illustrations Sam Osborne

Editorial Illustration Process WI Life Magazine

I thought I’d have a look back at one of my favourite projects from last year and share my editorial illustration process. I was commissioned by WI Life magazine to create six illustrations to accompany their resolutions article. Each year the WI decides on a cause to support and for this issue they had narrowed […]

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WI Life Editorial Illustration Commission

I was recently asked by WI Life magazine to create an illustration for their September issue. WI Life is the membership magazine for the Women’s Institute and goes out to all 220,000 members eight times a year. This project was particularly exciting for me as I am a WI member and am on the committee (as chief […]

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Seasons Illustrations 2017 Wall Planner Calendar

2017 Wall Planner Calendars

Looking for a 2017 Wall Planner? Then you are in luck as I’ve launched my 2017 range of wall planners! My two popular pattern planners are back as well as some brand new fully illustrated planners. So far there is a city scene and a nature seasons illustration but more are being added all the time. […]

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Uppercase Bookmark Illustration

Uppercase Magazine bookmark

Had an exciting delivery in the studio this morning; my copies of the bookmark I designed for Uppercase Magazine! These will be randomly inserted into copies of issue 29 which is out in April. Let me know if you get one in your copy – – – – – – – – – – – […]

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Women's T-Shirt Robin Bird

New range t-shirt designs

I’ve been wanted to create t-shirts designs on for a long time but haven’t been able to find a cost effective way of doing that, until now! This week I opened my clothing shop on Threadless. It’s stocked with t-shirts for men, women and children and there will be more styles and even some homeware coming […]

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Food Recipe Illustration Book Club Bean Stew

Food Illustrations

A lot of my recent work has involved Food Illustration, one of my favourite genres of illustration, not least because I love my food! I always get very excited when a food job comes my way – I love to try out the recipes and learn about new foods and places to eat. Here are just […]

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Sunlit Orchard Modern Home Ware Collection Sam Osborne Art Licencing

Sunlit Orchard Collection

I’ve been working on a new home collection inspired by an imaginary sunny afternoon in an apple orchard. The wind rustling the leaves, the fruit ripening on the branch, the birds and the bees filling the sky with noise and the scent of flowers wafting over you. The collection uses many materials – from metal and […]

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Promoting Your Art Online Course - Selling your work online

Teaching artists all about the web!

Recently I teamed up with marketing agency Awemous to create and teach a course for artists that covers everything creatives need to know about building a brand, creating a website and getting to grips with social media to promote their artwork. The first run of the course happened over four Wednesday evenings in early July at the very beautiful Phoenix Studio […]

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Women In Science Wall Mural Illustration Sam Osborne

Mural illustrations to celebrate awesome women

Earlier this year I completed a fantastic project with Wax Revolution in Mexico. Wax Revolution who are a chain of cool, modern, waxing salons. They work with a unique artist at each of their salon locations to create bright murals for the walls. The brief was to create six murals that celebrate the awesomeness of women (their main client […]

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Rugby World Cup Inspired Designs

If you’ve read my about page you’ll know I’ve been a fan of rugby ever since I played at school (and yes I have the scars to prove it!). With the Rugby World Cup coming up soon I thought that now was a good time to work on some rugby inspired illustrations and projects. I’ve […]

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Designer Insights Sam Osborne Illustrator Feature

Designer Insights

I am super pleased to share with you an interview I did recently with Terry’s Fabrics. We talked about my journey to where I am now, my influences and I got to pick out my top 5 interior choices this season, which are of course bright and colourful! See the full interview here.

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Colourful Oxford Punts

Out and About Inspiration

The past week we’ve been tourists in our little patch of the world as my boyfriend’s parents are over visiting from New Zealand. It’s be fantastic exploring the local area and seeing it through the eyes of visitors and I’ve spotted loads of inspiration along the way, from colourful houses and boats in Oxford to […]

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