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Owen Bell

Freelance Digital Artist & Nature Animal Illustrator

Location:Quinn's Rocks, Western Australia, Australia
Phone: +61402 030 562
2 Skills
I am professional illustrator with over 35 years experience. Some years ago, I was responsible for revamping Thomas the Tank Engine’s image and for creating all the artwork for the worldwide merchandise, including over 30 books, for Random House (NY) and Heinemann (UK). This work was done under the pseudonym ‘Owain Bell’ and some can still be found on the Net. I worked on this character between the years 1986 and 1996
I have been working exclusively digitally for around 8 years. I work in a ‘photorealistic’ style, using Corel Painter (vX) in conjunction with a Wacom 'Touch' tablet and pressure sensitive stylus. Although my work is often mistaken for photographs, I do not use photographs for anything other than reference. All artwork is painted in the same way as with traditional media. Currently, I design postage stamps for the WWF Stamp Collection. One of these works won the Grand Prize in the Corel Asia Pacific Digital Art Competition 2011. If you would like to see me at work, please go here:
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Digital Art
Nature Illustration