I’m James Chapman, an illustrator, from Birmingham, England.

A little further north in Manchester now, I’m working on all kinds of illustration and art projects – often themed around language and diversity.

I worked on the series Soundimals, a set of illustrations about the exciting world of international onomatopoeia. While in English and dog goes “woof!” and a pig goes “oink!”, in Romanian, dogs go “ham!” and in German, pigs go “grunz!”

From animals to people to cars to fireworks, everything makes a sound and every language interprets those sounds differently – and I’ve tried my best to illustrate them all.

Please find my works on my Facebook page, and website, and enjoy this illustrations on how people around the world eat with different sounds!