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Honey Bear

picture book image for a new children's story

Keywords: Digital, Painterly, Whimsical, Animals, Character Development, Children's Books, Nature, Wildlife

© Sharon Harmer

Picnic in the park

bear family picnic portfolio piece

Keywords: Cartoon, Digital, Line with Color, Whimsical, Animals, Children's Books, Family, Holidays, Nature, Food/Beverage

© Sharon Harmer

Melting Ice caps

editorial image depicting the rapid melting of the polar ice caps due to global warming

Keywords: Cartoon, Digital, Oil, Painterly, Concept Art, Animals, Editorial, Nature, Political, Environmental

© Sharon Harmer

Walking the dog!

character studies

Keywords: Cartoon, Digital, Line, Line with Color, Pencil, Whimsical, Humor, Character Development, Family, People

© Sharon Harmer

Seeing Red

Editorial image depicting rage

Keywords: Cartoon, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Texture, Character Development, Editorial, People, Political

© Sharon Harmer

Potty Training

character used in product branding for 'Dry Like Me' potty training pads

Keywords: Cartoon, Digital, Line with Color, Logo Design, Children, Children's Products, Education, Family, Product, Branding

© Sharon Harmer

'Teatime for Pirates' published by Ladybird Books

Cover for one of the picture books in the Skullabones Island series of pirate books published by Ladybird books.

Keywords: Digital, Figurative, Mixed Media, Painterly, Humor, Adventure, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, People

© Sharon Harmer

Three Little Pigs

spread from the 'Three Little Pigs' picture book published by Miles Kelly

Keywords: Cartoon, Digital, Line with Color, Stylized, Whimsical, Humor, Adventure, Animals, Character Development, Children's Books

© Sharon Harmer

Bouncing girl

children's portfolio image

Keywords: Cartoon, Collage, Digital, Mixed Media, Stylized, Whimsical, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Family

© Sharon Harmer

Fun in the Snow

children's book portfolio image

Keywords: Digital, Figurative, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Whimsical, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Family, Holidays

© Sharon Harmer

Sharon Harmer


I have been working as a freelance illustrator since 1998, in all areas but mainly in the field of children’s publishing. I have illustrated many educational, pre-school, novelty and picture books including the popular ‘Skullabones Island’ series published by Ladybird. Other published titles include: ‘Charlie & the Cheesemonster’ by Paper Craft, ‘If I Were an Astronaut’ and 'If I Were a Major Baseball League Player’ by Picture Window books, ‘Just Like My Mommy’ & ‘Just Like My Daddy’ by Caterpillar books, 'Three Little Pigs’ by Miles Kelly & 'Caterpillar’s Colours’ by Simon & Schuster amongst others. I work using a mixture of hand drawn line, painted textures and patterns, and Photoshop. I am a member of the AOI (Association of Illustrators) and am currently represented by The Bright Group.


Cartoon, Collage, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Line, Line with Color, Logo Design, Mixed Media, Oil, Painterly, Pencil, Stylized, Texture, Whimsical, Concept Art


Humor, Adventure, Animals, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Editorial, Education, Family, Holidays, Nature, People, Political, Product, Wildlife, Food/Beverage, Environmental, Branding