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Eric Heyman is our featured Illustrator this month and he’s based in Cardiff , Wales. He was a professional firefighter but took early retirement (and that great daring step that most can’t) to pursue his goal of becoming an illustrator. We found Eric Heyman sharing some great illustrations on twitter and with great suprise learned that he’s completely self taught.

Safari  - Eric Heyman

Eric produces work for the children’s book market to which he has a scratchy style, plus his characters are now part of a range of greeting cards. Eric enjoys doing character sketches and love illustrating anything that has character Dragons, Vikings, pirates etc, and told us that he would love to do more of this particular artwork and characther work for animations.

Have a look at Eric’s profile on :

Or tweet him at : @Eric_Heyman

Thanks for the chat Eric, we wish you all of the best with your illustrations! Keep on Inspiring!

A few of Eric Heyman’s Illustrations:

Barn Owl - Eric Heyman

Go Kart Children - Eric Heyman Concept Art Viking Troll and Feral Boy - Eric Heyman Viking Dragon Sketch - Eric Heyman Norseman - Color - Eric Heyman Eddy The Crow  - Eric Heyman Concept Feral -  - Eric Heyman

Concept Art  - Eric Heyman

Viking Children - Eric Heyman

The Black Peacock - Eric Heyman

Ruan Smit

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Ruan Smit started Pixelsmithstudios with the vision of creating a new design orientated environment of sharing, learning and expertise development amongst local Animators,Illustrators,Game Developers and VFX artists in South Africa.