Iban Barrenetxea is an illustrator from the Basque region in Spain. He has illustrated numerous children’s books, including versions of classics like Snow White and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as well as one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories: The Red Headed League.
Barrenetxea works digitally in Photoshop with a Wacom tablet, but his muted palette and emphasis on textural elements give his work a classic look, a bit like textural watercolor.
His website is in Spanish, but is easily navigated by non Spanish speakers. The home page (Inicio) is the primary gallery, the other links on the left hand side are “Books”, “Illustrations”, Blog and “About”.