Cool Surface - The Art of David Cousens


David Cousens
Creator of Worlds! Designer of Dreams! Generator of own Press Releases!

Hi, I'm David, and I love creating things. I'm an illustrator, author and storyteller!

I adore drawing, but that's not all, I love creating worlds, building on ideas and discovering how I can add value to projects. The more creative input I can bring, the happier I am! You can follow me on instagram and Twitter if you like, I'm very friendly. Also, you can support me on and help me continue making art for you. :)

I specialise in  Character Design, Comics & Sequential Artwork and editorial illustration. For over 10 years now I've also written books and articles teaching Digital Art and provided illustrations for advertising, branding, concept art, editorial, exhibitions, education, publishing, video games and television.

I can help with branding, world-building, character design and I've helped create many fictional properties from inception. I'm the Co-Creator of 'Gemini' (with Quinn McGraw, published by Splice Comics), 'Dry' (with Stephon Stewart, Markosia Publishing), and I've also created my own fictional property: 'Falling'.

What would you like to create with me?

Client List includes:
Adobe, Apple, BBC, Adidas, Cybex, First Great Western, King, Letraset,
Macmillan Publishing, Nickelodeon, Ammo Magazine, Hachette, Simon & Schuster
Future Publishing (All About History, ImagineFX, PC Gamer)
Arcturus, Citadel Press, Creative Boom, Digital Arts, IntoUniversity, SciFiNow, Kelsey Media, Splice Comics, Tick Tock Publishing, MOI Global, Mongoose Publishing, Geek Beach, Grit and Rock, Acclaim Biomedical Consulting.

Media Appearances include:
Adobe Masterclass: "illustration gone insane!" with David Cousens.

Adobe Creative Meetup: London, November 2015 - "Do it Now!"motivational talk by David Cousens (guest starring Shia LeBeouf!)

Print Appearances include:
The Big Book of Contemporary Illustration, Digital Art by David Cousens, Erotic Fantasy Art volumes 1 & 2, Every Day is Play, Fantasy Art now volume 2, The Mighty Pencil volumes 1 & 2, Udon's World of Warcraft Tribute, Wanted: Undead or Alive