London-based illustrator, Alice Bowsher, draws cartoonish characters that aim to put a smile on your face. She takes her inspiration from the world around her, from people she sees on the train to her close circle of friends.
Her playful characters (animal-like and human-like) have caught the world’s attention and Bowsher had already illustrated postcards, books and magazines.
But surprisingly, being a full time illustrator wasn’t her initial goal. “I’ve always liked drawing for myself but never really thought it could be a viable career choice,” she told Lonely Planet.
“I thought I would work in fashion but ended up studying Fine Art at Bath Spa University,” she explained. “As soon as the course started I realized it wasn’t going to work out for me so I switched to Graphic Communication, where I muddled my way through type and font projects for a year until we started working on image-based work. I had a great tutor who spotted my drawings in the margins of pages and encouraged me to draw for projects and that’s where it all started.”
It’s a good thing she listened to her tutor. Her illustrations are truly delighting.