Ian Dale is a freelance illustrator based in Los Angeles, California. His work tends towards richly-detailed digital paintings that live somewhere between animation and photorealism. Ian enjoys creating characters that come from around the world, and that inhabit worlds of imagination. Ian is at home with conceptual thinking and communication, and can transform complex ideas into clear and appealing images. He has an extensive background in design and animation that helps him understand the big picture when illustrating for a variety of projects. Born into a multiracial family, Ian gravitates towards diverse and multicultural characters in illustration. He seeks to bring a global perspective to his work, and to tell the stories of those who may be less visible in our world.
Cartoon, Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Oil, Painterly, Realism, Whimsical, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment
Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Editorial, Fantasy, Historical, Holidays, Landscape, Mystery, People, Portrait, Religious, Sci-Fi, Agriculture, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Spiritual, Youth, Ethnic