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.