Master Illustrators Online Gallery

Drawing magazine is thrilled to present The Illustration Issue, our first issue ever devoted to the many artistic practices and styles that fall under the broad label of illustration.

Among the illustrators featured in the magazine are four contemporary artists who use different media to create imagined worlds, characters, and scenes. Featured here is a small sample of their work. For much more information about their artistic processes, pick up the summer 2013 issue of Drawing. Enjoy!


Patrick Arrasmith

Patrick Arrasmith works primarily in the medium of scratchboard, creating his images by incising lines of light in a dark surface. He is best known for his illustrations for the Last Apprentice novels, by Joseph Delaney. Learn more at

Bones of the Moon

Bones of the Moon, by Patrick Arrasmith, 1997, scratchboard, 13½ x 21. Private collection.

I am Alice

I Am Alice, by Patrick Arrasmith, 2012, scratchboard and digital, 11½ x 15.


Edward Binkley

Edward Binkley draws digitally, using software and a stylus to mimic the look of traditional drawing, in order to create his fantastic characters reminiscent of medieval fairy tales. For more, visit

Binkley_The Mouse's Return

The Mouse’s Return, by Edward Binkley, 2010, digital, 15 x 19.

Binkley_The Changeling copy2

The Changeling, by Edward Binkley, 2008, digital, 22 x 16.



Mark Schultz

Mark Schultz is a widely admired and honored illustrator of comics and illustrations that evoke the era of American pulp literature. In recent years he has been the author of the Prince Valiant comic strip, among many other projects. For more information, visit

Memsahib prelim prepped 300dpi

Memsahib—Prelim, by Mark Schultz, 2011, graphite, 9 x 11¼.

Memsahib finish prepped 300dpi 2

Memsahib—Finish, by Mark Schultz, 2012, brush-and-ink, 11 x 12½.


Yuko Shimizu

Yuko Shimizu’s process blends traditional ink-painting methods with digital coloring. Her energetic works have appeared in magazines, comic books, posters, book covers, and more. Visit the artist’s website at


Dutch Pension System, by Yuko Shimizu, 2012, ink on paper, digitally colored. Illustration for Plansponsor Europe magazine.


The Progressive Calendar, by Yuko Shimizu, 2011, ink on paper, digitally colored. Illustration for The Progressive magazine’s 2011 calendar. This image commemorates the June 12, 1967 legalization of interracial marriage in the United States.

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