my work

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These days I work not only in watercolor and printable dye, with a neutral ink line, but digitally as well, in Photoshop and Illustrator on a Cintiq.
I've always been self represented. Self representation allows me to develop a working relationship with you the client, that promotes maximum creativity in the art. I see the business end of illustrating as exciting and mutually beneficial.

My clients can expect a natural racial, ethnic balance in my art and women in a full spectrum of roles. I deeply love showing both men and women relating with freedom and respect, and drawing engaged and self respecting children, as well as animals who are more like us than different.

Clients include:       

  • Barnes and Noble
  • The Chicago Tribune
  • D.C.Cook
  • Harcourt Brace/Houghton Mifflin
  • Harper Collins
  • Macmillan McGraw-Hill
  • Modern Curriculum Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • Pearson
  • Scholastic
  • Scott Foresman
  • Silver Burdett and Ginn
  • Steck-Vaughn
  • Random House Children's Books

I illustrate trade books, text books, ads, editorial art, as well as art for character development, game boards and toy boxes, cookbooks, calendars and catalogs. I have a liberal arts degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison with a major in fine arts and a lifetime of experience illustrating, working with art directors and editors.

I love hearing from anyone who is interested in any aspect of my work.

All art copyright Elizabeth Allen