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Brooks DeRyder


Brooks DeRyder,

My objective as an illustrator is to give the client as many options as possible, especially concerning technique and subject matter; also to meet deadlines in all artistic fields. Another objective is to be as ethical as possible in all circumstances as a creative professional.

As a visual artist, or illustrator, I specialize in children’s illustration. My artwork focuses on picture book illustration and modern fantasy. The work I produce is inspired by characterization and characters, wordplay and nonsense, also folktales, fables, myths and legends.


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  • Images within Guild Member Portfolios are for Web browser viewing only.
  • Any unauthorized downloading or duplication of images is prohibited by copyright law.
  • Use of the images, including comp usage, must be negotiated with the creator of the image prior to any use.

We ask you to remember that many designers, artists and illustrators may not want to have their images used in any way, including in agency presentations. Any use, including “comping,” implies value that is worth compensation. Art or photography in portfolios submitted for a job should not be copied for any use, including client presentation or “comping,” without the creator’s permission. In case after case, the creator’s property rights have been upheld, and those caught engaging in these practices were penalized, paying large fines to the artists.