Artist Review - Romain Lubière Feb 17 2022

Meet the artists

This month we are highlighting Romain Lubière, a great selling Advocate illustrator from France who loves making work for children! His beautiful work combines both traditional and digital techniques to create great selling picture books. 

He studied illustration at the School of Fine Arts of Saint-Etienne in France before starting his freelance career in 2007. Since then he has not stopped drawing and freelance continues to be his main job to this day!

“For as long as I can remember, I have always drawn. I understood quite quickly that it was an indispensable activity for my well-being. I like to draw nature, animals, humans, our emotions and our dreams. I think that children's illustration is a wonderful way to approach these subjects. Children often have a thirst for discovery, without barriers and without preconceptions, which adults have sometimes lost. If by chance, through my illustrations, I could make children aware of creation, I would be the happiest of men.”

Romain speaks passionately about how he hopes his work can help children and future generations. When talking about his work, he always relates it back to the children. The upcoming project he is particularly interested in is because of this theme:

“Currently, I am working on a children's book that deals with the theme of difference. For me, it's a good thing to tackle such deep and important subjects for a public of children. It is very exciting.”

From freelancing in France, Romain’s career is now being brought to the global scene with Advocate! With more titles and award nominations in the coming year, he shares how the agency has played a role in his growing career:

“Working in collaboration with Advocate Art has been an important turning point in my career as an illustrator. It has opened my network internationally. I now have a global view of what is being done in children's illustration. Thanks to Advocate Art, I know the trends better, and the agents are very good at advising me. I'm looking forward to working on new projects with Advocate Art, whether it's children's books, non-fiction books or anything else.”

We at Advocate are thrilled to have someone as passionate and hardworking as Romain on the team. He will definitely be one to watch in the future!

Interested in seeing more? Click HERE to see Romain's full portfolio!