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The Joy Goes Round & Round

An illustrated storybook greeting card about a girl, her treasured bicycle, and the value of kindness. For children sponsored through World Vision, a leading international humanitarian organization.

© Ian Dale

Children ice skating in winter

One of five winter scenes featuring multiethnic children enjoying a winter day together--skating, sledding, and playing in the snow. Illustration commissioned for World Vision Canada's Christmas promotion. The scenes assemble into a 3D keepsake for World Vision's sponsored children to keep.

© 2016 World Vision

Children building a snowman

One of five winter scenes featuring multiethnic children enjoying a winter day together--skating, sledding, and playing in the snow. Illustration commissioned for World Vision Canada's Christmas promotion. The scenes assemble into a 3D keepsake for World Vision's sponsored children to keep.

© Ian Dale

Fox Knight Portrait

Anthropomorphic animal portrait in classical oil style. A fox character, part of a series of decorations for a British-themed restaurant.

© Ian Dale

Nativity scene

One of four Christmas nativity scenes depicting the story of Jesus's birth, with Mary, Joseph, shepherds and wise men. For World Vision Canada's annual holiday card sent to sponsored children around the world. The scenes assemble into a 3D keepsake for kids to keep.

© 2016 World Vision

Hipster Raccoon

Anthropomorphic Hipster animals - a raccoon wearing a scarf.

© Ian Dale

Superhero team in action

Herowatcher is a game that makes the world a better place. Normal people can become heroes as they make real impact by supporting causes and charities. Heroic men and women team up to defeat the ugly monster of suffering in the world.

© Herowatcher, Inc.

Battle Ready Roman Warriors

Cover illustration for a boys curriculum guidebook. "Battle Ready" uses imagery and activities inspired by the historic Roman army to teach character development principles. Centurion soldiers stand alert and ready, equipped with sword, shield, and full armor.

© Ian Dale

Cause Badges for Herowatcher App

Herowatcher is a web and mobile game that makes the world a better place. Colorful character badges signify donations to various global causes and charities, such as education, food, and vaccinations for children in need.

© Herowatcher, Inc.

Zel, the Gentle Donkey

A Haitian folktale featuring Zel, the gentle donkey, and his mean-spirited owner, Madame Charity.

© Ian Dale

Goliath

Bible story illustration - Portrait of the giant villain Goliath from the perspective of David.

© Ian Dale

Ian Dale

Represented by

Deborah Wolfe Ltd.

Biography

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.

Style/Techniques

Cartoon, Digital, Figurative, Oil, Painterly, Realism, Whimsical, Concept Art, Apps/Mobile

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Education, Fantasy, Historical, Holidays, People, Portrait, Religious, Sci-Fi, Web Illustration, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Ethnic, Game, Urban