Entries by Bill Russell

Winter Birds

This scratchboard illustration by Bill Russell depicts some of the winter birds that appear and seem to enjoy the snow. The first in a series of images.


These illustrations were created for Contrada, a new upscale Italian eatery in San Francisco. The thinking on the illustrative branding was to incorporate the image of an elegant swan and a pattern of California poppies into the shield and a flag formats used in the Palio Race and Festival of Siena, Italy.    

Underwater Sci Fi

Here’s a promotion I did, that was inspired by the great Frank Reade, Jr. newspaper illustrations of the late 19th C. More to see at Messy Nessy.