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Fredrik Swahn

illustration of Facts book illustration for kids.  Filled with facts about hair on body and on head. Written with warmth and humour.
For children 3-6 years old.
illustration of Artwork made for display in an exhibition at the London Transport Museum.
The task was to visually capture sounds heard in UK city life in a single illustration.
A panel of independent judges has selected this piece to be displayed at the exhibition between May 2017 and September 2017.
illustration of Elizabeth I in a winter landscape. Illustration made for children´s book.

Her skin was scarred by smallpox in 1562, leaving her half bald and dependent on wigs and cosmetics.

Elizabeth's reign is known as the Elizabethan era (she was Queen of England and Ireland from  1558 until her death in the year of 1603).
illustration of Portraits included in the exhibition
illustration of Louis XIV of France in one of his wigs. Louis XIV (Louis the Fourteenth) is one of the most well-known and was one of the most powerful of the Kings of France. Famous for his big hair and residing in the rather large Palace of Versailles with other members of the aristocracy, his rule came at a time of France's supreme power. Here are ten facts about King Louis XIV of France.
illustration of Illustration for children´s facts book. 
Two people singing and playing the piano.
Photo frames and candles. 
Patterns on their clothes.
illustration of Surprised man realising that his hair is a trace from our ancestors, the monkeys.
illustration of Woman going to sleep with curlers.
illustration of Children with different hair colours playing in a big tree. An owl sits in a hole. A red haired girl sits and read. 2 boys and 2 girls are climbing. Leaves are falling. Autumn.
illustration of Girl is discontent with her haircut. 
The hairdresser is a hipster with beard.


Fredrik works both digitally and in traditional media, with a great sense for subtle humor and detail in his work. He has won a number of awards for his art. He illustrates book covers and children´s books. Does editorial and commercial work and animations. Fredrik has a bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and is classically schooled in the Dutch Flemish approach of oil painting.


Acrylic, Caricature, Cartoon, Design, Digital, Figurative, Oil, Painterly, Photoillustration, Realism, Watercolor, Film/Entertainment


Humor, Animals, Celebrities, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Education, Family, Fantasy, Fashion/Cosmetics, Food, Historical, Nature, People, Portrait, Posters, Scientific, Transportation, Web Illustration, Lifestyle, Masculine, Youth, Edgy, Environmental, Grunge, Urban