Adobe Coloring Book
Jen Bartel is an Eisner Award–winning illustrator and comic artist who is best known for her ongoing cover work for clients like Marvel, Disney, and Chronicle Books. She has also collaborated with brands like Adidas, Red Bull, and Aussie. Jen is a co-creator and artist of Blackbird, from Image Comics. About her contribution to the Adobe Coloring Book, she says, “I wanted to try my hand at tackling the sci-fi retro space pin-up girls of the ‘70s with a more modern twist, set against the landscape of a watery planet. Did you know that it rains diamonds on Neptune? It’s why I chose to incorporate a shooting star zooming overhead while sparkling jewels fall all around them.”
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Robin Eisenberg is a Los Angeles–based artist. Her art explores introspection and adventure, with a pastel and neon color palette. Many of her drawings feature relatable alien beings on their own in nature and outer space. She is heavily influenced by sci-fi and fantasy, as well as a love of food, road trips, plants, stars, and dogs of all kinds. Her projects include work with Vans, Thrasher, HBO, Fender, Netflix, Adult Swim, Vevo, and Adobe Creative Cloud, as well as directing and creating animated music videos. About her creation, she says, “I wanted to create a coloring book page that felt cozy and cosmic. The girl in the drawing might be an alien on a spaceship, but she is still struck by the epic beauty of outer space all around her. All she wants to do is lie in bed and look out at the stars and planets! (Same.)”
Los Angeles–based digital illustrator and animator Ronald Kuang—best known online as SeerLight—has been posting work online since 2015 and has since built a following with his distinct drawing and animation style. He describes his work as a culmination of everything he enjoys in pop culture, translated through his aesthetic senses. For the Adobe Coloring Book, he created “an illustration of a girl waiting for an intergalactic bus—she has an important appointment at the next galaxy over.”
Manon Louart is a freelance Illustrator and motion designer based in Bordeaux, France. She graduated with a BA in graphic design from UQAM in Montreal, and she has been working with international clients in music, advertising, and culture since 2016. Her personal work features dreamy and meditative animated illustrations, bright color palettes, and lots of plants. About her creation for the Adobe Coloring Book, she says, “As a small child I could spend hours staring at the night sky. It always felt so peaceful, and oddly comforting. I decided to honor that memory, and represent ‘space’ as who I imagined her to be at that time. I hope coloring her in can bring someone else that same comfort, during this very serious time.”
Ema Malyauka lives in the cozy town of Alkmaar, in the Netherlands. She developed a love of children's coloring books when she was a child, and this love grew into her profession. She has created many bright characters, illustrated several books for kids, and worked on various commercial projects. Malyauka works with both traditional materials and Photoshop. She loves creating cute characters and illustrations that are simple, but at the same time are full of interesting details. Children’s books are her real passion. About her creation for the Adobe Coloring Book, she says, “When I learned the theme was outer space, I thought of a girl who dreamed of becoming an astronaut. If I had continued to draw this story, then on the last pages we would have seen how her dreams became real.”
Kath Nash is an illustrator and designer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work is full of bright colors and messages of empathy and empowerment. She says her piece was inspired by The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. She explains, “The image of a flower with beauty like no other, sitting under a glass on a tiny planet somewhere in space, is so alluring to me.”
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Kyle T. Webster
Kyle T. Webster is an award-winning illustrator, living in North Carolina, who has drawn for the New Yorker, Time, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Scholastic, Adobe, Nike, IDEO, and many other distinguished editorial, advertising, publishing, and institutional clients. His illustration work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Communications Arts, and American Illustration. In 2009 and 2010, Kyle created two top-50 iPhone games. He is known throughout the world as the founder of KyleBrush.com, the brand behind the world’s best-selling Photoshop brushes for professional illustrators, animators, and designers. His brushes were the first to be officially licensed by Adobe for inclusion in the Adobe library of tools for Photoshop and Photoshop Sketch. Webster also currently teaches life drawing, portraiture, and digital painting at the UNC School of the Arts.