This Illustrator is Fascinated With People

Liz Rowland’s illustrations are a testimony to her fascination with people. Made with special care and an eye for detail, her artwork focuses on human interactions, showcasing the many different ways a community forms.

“Since childhood I’ve wanted to see the world and have been fascinated by people, human interactions and handmade objects,” said the London-based illustrator in an interview with Freelance Wisdom.

“The ways we communicate are usually dictated by the culture we grew up in. In an often difficult and segregated world I think it’s important to celebrate our differences and similarities. I started to explore that through my personal work and that helped build the foundations for my portfolio.”

Talking about her artistic upbringing she went on to explain: “I studied illustration in Falmouth, England and graduated back in 2011. When I finished up there I wasn’t ready for the freelance life and wasn’t sure what I wanted. A lot of my peers were finding admin jobs in creative studios to get by and I did the same. It was a few years into a Project Management job that I realised I had stopped being creative myself.”

Now, after realizing her artistic roots, she works as a freelance illustrator, collaborating with publications like Vogue and The Telegraph. Take a look at some of her tiny worlds in the gallery below.

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Drawings from Borough Market

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Excuse me please

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Watching birds

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