(Please click on Art and Illustration Categories below)

Welcome to my art and illustration website where I have showcased the images from my portfolio that mean the most to me.

art and illustration image by John Fraser of two Border Collie puppies named Winnie and Viola, border collie, puppies, dog portrait, cute, babies, best friends
Animals and Animal Characters
art and illustration image by John Fraser of Donald Trump yelling at beauty pageant participants for kneeling in protest, Donald Trump, mysogyny, beauty pageant, #metoo, women protesting, Vladimir Putin, Trumo Putin, Russian intervention, collusion
Caricatures & Characters
art and illustration image by John Fraser from children's book Prodigal Pup, Jip is rescued by his owner, dog stories, dirty dog kissing his owner
Children’s Stories
art and illustration image by John Fraser of Dracula Holding a bottle of Coke for Halloween store poster, Halloween, Coke, Dracula, Dracula's favourite drink, scary, monster, vampire, fangs
Advertising & Design
art and illustration image by John Fraser of Kidney interior showing veins and arteries, kidneys, cutaway medical illustration,
Technical, Medical, Scientific
Art and Illustration image by John Fraser portraying madness, coloured pencil, scream, madness crashing glass, breaking glass
Odds and Ends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will notice right away that I love creating interesting, expressive, funny characters that will tell you a whole story and even seem to wink at you on occasion.

I have tried to re-create the warmth in my digital style that was evident in my older work which was all done studiously by hand with paint and pencils. Don’t misunderstand, everything is still done by hand. I just use a digital drawing tablet and the stunning array of tools in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Sometimes I wish I had been born thirty years later than I was. I would love to have studied digital graphics in the art and illustration courses I took when young in College. Instead, for the past fifteen years I have learned on the job . I trained through online courses, books and seminars by local and visiting experts. Today I feel reasonably confident that my knowledge and abilities in digital illustration are at a professional level.  In my blog I discuss some of the things I have learned and tricks I have developed that will be especially helpful for younger illustrators.

I create my art and illustration work in my Toronto studio and it appears all over the world thanks to the miracle of the web. Please take a look through the various categories. Contact me if you are curious to see how I have handled a subject that is not listed. For your convenience I have included a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. I have tried to answer questions commonly posed by new clients. If you would like to reach me through Linkedin please click (HERE).

I hope you like what you see.