Roger Hargreaves was an English author and illustrator of children’s books, notably the Mr. Men and Little Miss series, intended for very young readers. The brightly-colored, boldly drawn illustrations telling simple and humorous stories, have been popular worldwide with sales of over 85 million copies worldwide in 20 languages.
Recently, Roger Hargreaves was honored by Google on his 76th birth anniversary by its adoption of more or less 16 different doodles inspired by Hargreaves’ cartoon characters on its home page. Looking at his works, one cannot help but admire the way with which Roger Hargreaves depicts human characters with precision by just using simple strokes, shapes or lines. These illustrations of Roger Hargreaves, attract not just youngsters but mature individuals as well. This is because Roger Hargreaves is skillful in translating personal adjectives, or those WORDS that we use to describe a person, into a vivid sketch or image.
Roger Hargreaves thus, is a humanist who loves to portray human qualities in his cartoons. Whether those qualities are negative or positive are the subjects of Hargreaves’ art. Either way, his presentation of human qualities and behavior is done in way which is funny, entertaining or simply amusing. A careful look at the massive illustrations of Roger Hargreaves thus would lead us to an illustration of our own personality. Whether you are shy, tall, short, rude, grumpy, talkative, a daydreamer or forgetful – Roger Hargreaves painted you as you are. Because of this, Hargreaves has endeared himself to everybody especially cartoonists, artists or illustrators in need of enlighten or inspiration when it comes to the art of portraying people.
Finding good stuffs however entails a lot of work. Although the web contains a lot of good illustrations from different artists, only few has the caliber like that of Roger Hargreaves’ works, much less those which are hand drawn by the great Roger Hargreaves himself.
So to make things easy, we are rounding up 45 Excellent Roger Hargreaves Illustrations for your amusement, inspiration, education, you name it. If you are an enthusiast of art forms like me, who has an eye for anything beautiful, this one is for you. If this article tickles your senses, please drop us a note and share this to your friends posthaste. Enjoy!