BloodBros. is an illustration studio established by Emile Holmewood, a Tokyo based illustrator (originally from New Zealand).


My background is originally graphic design, this influences my style a great deal – I tend to work at 4500% to ensure lines connect precisely. It's not all cold hearted vectors though, I like to keep things warm with a voluptuous subject matter, a sense of humour and soft colours. I like to dabble in animation too when I find the time, so don't be afraid if an illustration suddenly moves.

I’m open to any jobs that utilise my style, and even strive for variation – so feel free to throw me a curveball.

Tools used: Mac and Ipad Pro, Adobe CC, Pixaki, Procreate.


I'm represented worldwide by the lovely folk at Début Art. For commercial commissions please contact them directly. For anything else, get in touch with me by simply emailing

Licensing stock imagery

Some existing work is available to license. Please visit the Stock images section, and email me to discuss your options. It may also be possible to tailor the image to your needs. If a particular image you would like to license isn't on the page, don't hesitate to get in touch and I can see what we can do.

Buying prints

Most of my work can be sold as a giclee print. I use giclee, so the colours are pretty much identical to the RGB/screen versions on my work. I have preferred printers I use in London, UK, and NZ. That covers a fair chunk of the planet, so just get in touch with sizes and any other requests and I can write up a quote.

If you're in Auckland, some physical prints may already be available at Endemic World

Some clients

The Guardian/Observer The Verge, Apple, Bank of America, La Quinta Hotels, Seamless, Game UK, Shortlist Magazine, Penguin Random House, The Sunday Times, Runners World, The Hollywood Reporter, Robb Report, Ad age, Giff Gaff, Financial News, Exxon Mobil, IEEE Spectrum, Marketing Week, Bank West, Zeit campus, IBM, Toshiba, Jaguar Land Rover, Radio New Zealand,  NZ Trade and Enterprise, Ronald McDonald House

Selected Press

Digital Arts

Ape on the Moon

Illustrators Lounge

Illustration Age


Pecha Kucha, Tokyo May 2019

Artist Talks, Tokyo, April 2019
Sheffield University Illustration students, Tokyo, January 2019

Awards + Honours

2017 Adweek ad of the day 
2017 Winner: Barbican + Wrap magazine into the Unknown
2016 Kus Comics #26 selection
2016 Special mention/runner up: Barbican + Art Spiegelman Wordless!
2015 Secret 7" Selection
2015 Best Awards Finalist
2013 Best Awards Silver, Bronze, Finalist, Finalist
2012 Best Awards Finalist
2011 Graphis Platinum
2009 Best Awards Finalist
2008 Best Awards Silver