A map can say much more than the locations of things—indeed, it can tell a story. That’s the impetus behind “The Picture Atlas,” a new children’s book by Simon Holland and illustrator Jill Calder. Curious page-turners will see and learn about a colorful world filled “not only with borders, mountains, rivers, seas and oceans,” but one that is rife with natural wonders, historical artifacts,... read more
Jill Calder's bold line sketches exude the exotic by giving them a wild and rough look. See more HERE!
Sometimes you need to get away from your normal to get inspired again. #FJArtist Jill Calder proving that case and point with her sketches on her holiday in Mauritius!
If this is the first time you have checked out the F+J blog, I will let you know that you came at the right time!
Today is the first Monday of our Behind the Scenes series that will let you see our artist's creative process from start to end. So much goes into making an image/illustration, and the process can often be as exciting as the piece itself. So to kick us off, Jill Calder shows us what it was like to make "Mowgli and Bagheera" -... read more
This #InspirationFriday, we're taking you into Jill Calder's sketchbook for a peek at her character development process. Our advice to those who want to be pro illustrators but aren't sure where to begin: draw, draw, and then draw some more. Take a page out of Calder's punchy, perfectly imperfect journal and try... read more
Illustrator and letterer Jill Calder's got us thinking about our New Year's resolutions in a bold new way: with this Inspiration Friday's fresh color palette, pen and brush strokes that say "Hello, it's me," and characters we wouldn't mind meeting in real life. Oh–and more fish for us, too,... read more
“Violet” is the kind of girl you can relate to. She is especially if you’re a female millennial, like the ones Ireland-headquartered pharmaceutical company Allergan is targeting in their empowering new #ActuallySheCan campaign. The avatar for young women’s health was illustrated by our own Jill Calder along with Ron Tsung... read more
F+J illustrator Jill Calder found this week’s cover of The Guardian Review an assignment that was close to home–and one she couldn’t refuse. The featured story, by award-winning author Anne Enright, draws both from landscape–County Clare, The Burren, and the Aran Islands, to start–and... read more
F+J artist Jill Calder recently completed illustrations for the graphic novel “Walk the Walk,” a commission by the Scottish Book Trust in partnership with the Scottish Government to promote literacy among young adults ages 16 and up. Alongside writer Gowan Calder... read more