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


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Endemic World

Previous clients

Bank of America, Seamless, Game UK, Shortlist Magazine, The Sunday Times, GrubHub, Runners World, The Hollywood Reporter, Robb Report,  Financial News, Exxon Mobil, Marketing Week, Bank West, IBM, Toshiba, 99 Percent Invisible (podcast), Jaguar Land Rover, Radio New Zealand,  NZ Trade and Enterprise, Ronald McDonald House,, Lion Nathan, New Zealand Winegrowers, Terra Sancta [vineyard], My Food Bag, Healtheries Tea, Macs Beer and Gravity Coffee

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