Laura is a freelance illustrator living in Pembrokeshire South West Wales. She has three daughters who are her biggest influences. Her older two daughters have various medical conditions which can have an impact on their self-esteem and cause them to feel different to their peers. Guiding them through these struggles has led Laura to think deeply about differences in humanity and explore themes such as diversity, body image and femininity through her artwork. Laura can work with a variety of mediums, but mostly enjoys pencil colours and digitally on her iPad. You can view Laura’s portfolio at www.laurasadlerillustrates.com and email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Grandpa and meGrandpa and Me is an original picture book, written and illustrated by Laura Sadler. Influenced by the need for diversity and representation in children’s picture books, this is the story of a young boy and his Grandpa, and their adventurous day together through the imagination of the grandson.
- Body PosititivityInternational Women's Day and Naked Yoga: These pieces were designed as editorial pieces to celebrate Women. Featuring women of different shapes, skin colours and different physicality's. With the inclusion of natural body hair and other 'imperfections', these pieces were designed to empower women to feel proud of their bodies.
- LostLost is the beginning of an original picture book written and illustrated by Laura Sadler. The story revolves around a young boy who watches his parents lose his baby brother during pregnancy. He turns to the sea to help him deal with his grief. The simplicity of the illustrations, with limited palette and lots white space, set the mood for this sensitive story.
Projects credited in
- University of Wales Trinity Saint David, BA (Hons) IllustrationILLUSTRATION at Swansea enjoys a reputation for producing a diverse and eclectic range of illustrators. The broad and dynamic programme is designed to develop both creative and professional skills, blurring boundaries with Fine Art, Graphic Design, Animation, and other disciplines. It reflects and embraces the diverse nature of contemporary illustration and encourages students to challenge the concept of what illustration can be. The lively and creative atmosphere in our studios provides a comfo17
- Digital Illustration
- Character Design
- Narrative Illustration
- Editorial Illustration
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Indesign