Hello there. My name is Oda Sonju, I'm a uk based artist and illustrator. Below you'll find examples of my latest work as well as little things in life that inspire me. Enjoy! And if you have any questions, or if you like what you see and would like to commission me for any creative purpose at all, don't hesitate to email me at:
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I recently did this cover for Oxford University Press's new release of Children's Book Classics!
I was very honoured to be chosen to illustrate The Jungle Book, as it was one of my favourites as a small child!
They wanted the cover to feature the tiger Sherkhan (no complaints here, we all know how I love a good tiger!!) with a very graphic approach, so I created the illustration below, with lots of boldness and a smattering of texture...which luckily they were very happy with!
Thanks to Dynamo for sending this project my way :)
Inside you'll also find an interview in which I sound VERY dorky...and I also feel the urgent need to just emphasise how Frozen is no longer my favourite film! I overdosed on Frozen! It needs to be locked away in a dark cupboard until such a time when I no longer spontaneously burst into theatrical song whenever I hear the sentence 'Do you want to build a snowman?'
The Cardiff Comic Expo in March came along more quickly than I had anticipated...so in order to create some fun new artwork snappish, I came up with the idea of selling individually wrapped Organic tea bags accompanied with little collector cards (I was a huge fan of Pokemon cards when I was a little girl)
... And so the Tea Monsters were born!
Each card shows the 'personality' of the tea, and I'm happy to say that the little things were a big success! Below is the range as it stands:
Lemon + Ginger
It made me really want to start up my own little Monster Tea company, and got super excited about eco-packaging and creating really funky flavours!
However, I couldn't possibly compete with the incredible Giants of Tea such as Pukka and Tea Pigs...not at the moment anyhow!
So for now Tea Monsters shall remain a sweet little concept until I can think of exactly what to do with them :)