portraitist, concept artist and illustrator

As comfortable with pencils and brushes as with a graphics tablet, Karl Kopinski draws and paints with a mastery that leaves you breathless. Largely self taught, using both traditional and digital media, Karl has worked with a large variety of clients including Peter Jackson, Sir Paul Smith, Hasbro, Ubisoft, Aboud Creative, CMON and Hasbro.

Karl was born and raised in Nottingham, UK and has been working in the illustration industry since 1997. He is a keen portraitist and has undertaken commissions for numerous clients including a portrait of Sir Paul Smith which was featured in his recent book “Hello my name is Paul Smith”.

Together with Caurette, he recently published his art book The Big Kopinski. It contains 296 pages full of sketches both in black and white and full-color. Some works were published several years ago by Karl himself in the first two volumes of his soft-cover, self-edited “Sketchbooks”, which unfortunately have been out of print for a long time.