Folio illustration agency, established London 1976

Portrait Illustrators

Take a look at our diverse range of portrait artists, from traditional styles through to digital painting and animated gifs.

Mercedes deBellard

 

Mercedes deBellard

From celebrity portraits to fashion ads and film posters, Mercedes’ realist style attracts a diverse range of clients. Combining a traditional, hand-drawn quality with digital colour, her portrait illustrations have a unique sense of vibrancy and charm.

Mercedes deBellard – Finn Wolfhard for Stylist France

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Mercedes deBellard – Another Way Film Festival

 

Alexander Wells

Offering a more graphic style, Alexander’s process is purely digital. Having worked on multiple illustrations for Rolling Stone and ESPN, his celebrity portraits are full of energy and character.

Illustrated portrait of three girls from the band Haim

Alexander Wells – Haim for Rolling Stone

Kobe 8 vs 24

Alexander Wells – Kobe Bryant for ESPN

 

Nabil Nezzar

Nabil is a traditional artist with an impeccable ability to draw. Elegant and refined, his fashion portraits offer a great likeness to the subject, whilst maintaining a personal touch.

Pencil portrait of Ed Tang

Nabil Nezzar – Ed Tang

Drawn portrait illustration of a beautiful woman

Nabil Nezzar – Gigi Hadid

 

Bodil Jane

For portraits with character, Bodil’s your girl! Famed for her quirky style as much as her feminist themes, Bodil’s vibrant work is everywhere, from activist campaigns to empowering fashion ads.

Girl Power

Bodil Jane – Etnia Sunglasses

Portrait of school girl in the Philippines

Bodil Jane – Shaina, 16 for UN Population Fund

 

Rebecca Mock

With a gorgeous sense of light and narrative, Rebecca’s digital paintings feel true-to-life. Often working with animation, her gifs are like snapshots in time, highlighting the quiet moments and subtle expressions that we would otherwise miss.

Rebecca Mock

Rebecca Mock – BBC 3 Clique

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Rebecca Mock – This American Life

 

Dani Soon

Dani is one of our most intriguing portrait illustrators, weaving surreal elements into her moodful and mysterious work. As a digital artist, she is able to achieve a unique, vintage style with contemporary appeal.

Dark portrait illustration of a man stood infant of a flowery wallpaper design

Dani Soon – Slice Magazine

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Dani Soon – The Beauty Project

 

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