Cool Surface - The Art of David Cousens


David draws stuff for money.

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David Cousens blends a mixture of Eastern and Western influences to create a stylised world of illustration that's dynamic, cinematic, sometimes insane (in the best way), often cheeky and positively filled with colour.

David has written books teaching Digital Art and provided illustrations for advertising, branding, concept art, editorial, exhibitions, education, publishing, video games and television. What would you like David to draw for you?

You can view more of David's artwork at The Cool Surface Tumblr 

You can follow David on Twitter and instagram

and you can buy his stuff at Society 6!

You can also support David's upcoming webcomic "Falling" at Patreon!


Client List includes:

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

Media Appearances

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

  • 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

Charity Projects

'Spacenite' organised by Floating World Comics and raising funds for Bill Mantlo. Artwork for exhibition/book and advertising the event.

'The Memories Project' organised by Garrick Webster/Subism to raise funds for Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres. Artwork for the book.

'The Toe Fluff Exhibition' organised by Steve Rack to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Artwork for exhibition and advertising the event.

'Wishes for Mees' Greeting cards set organised by The Mighty Pencil for Childrens Cancer charities