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Couple in bathroom

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.

Keywords: Digital, Painterly, Watercolor, Humor, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Education, Family, People

© Fredrik Swahn
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Music in the Subway

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.

Keywords: Digital, Figurative, Realism, Humor, Comic Book, People, Posters, Transportation, Lifestyle, Urban

© Fredrik Swahn
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Queen Elisabeth I of England

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).

Keywords: Caricature, Cartoon, Figurative, Humor, Celebrities, Children, Children's Books, Historical, Nature, Portrait

© Fredrik Swahn
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The Voyagers

Portraits included in the exhibition "The Voyagers" at The Maritime Museum. Framed in large scale on the wall. Size 212x80 cm. Voyagers aboard at East India Company ships during the 18th Century.

Keywords: Figurative, Oil, Painterly, Photoillustration, Film/Entertainment, Education, Historical, Portrait, Posters, Scientific

© Fredrik Swahn
201993 201993

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.

Keywords: Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Education, Historical, Lifestyle, Masculine, Edgy, Grunge

© Fredrik Swahn
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Playing piano

Illustration for children´s facts book. Two people singing and playing the piano. Photo frames and candles. Patterns on their clothes.

Keywords: Digital, Watercolor, Children's Books

© Fredrik Swahn
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Hairy ancestors

Surprised man realising that his hair is a trace from our ancestors, the monkeys.

Keywords: Acrylic, Digital, Humor, Animals, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Food, Historical

© Fredrik Swahn
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Woman going to sleep with curlers.

Keywords: Acrylic, Digital, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Family, Fantasy, Web Illustration

© Fredrik Swahn
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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.

Keywords: Acrylic, Digital, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Nature, Youth

© Fredrik Swahn
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Girl is discontent with her haircut. The hairdresser is a hipster with beard.

Keywords: Design, Humor, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Education, Fashion/Cosmetics, Lifestyle, Environmental

© Fredrik Swahn

Fredrik Swahn



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