Kia ora, welcome, and thank you for visiting.

My name is Brent Ruru and I live and work in Christchurch, New Zealand.



I illustrate.  Anything and everything.  Moods can do that.  Using pen and water colours, mostly traditionally.  Am self-taught and still learning.  Am grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to enrich an author’s narrative through illustration.  And am appreciative to the kid’s for whom I drew a heap of stick figures for, that had me taking a new trajectory to freelance illustration.



With special acknowledgement to ‘The Creative License’ by Danny Gregory.  It was the book I happened upon that propelled me forward into believing I can do it.



Whether illustrating for books, magazines, commercial projects and private commissions, I am especially interested in collaborating with like minded people that support simplicity, wellness, travel and sustainability.

Clients include: Dynamic Communications Ltd • Epic Mentors • Patricia Dye • Karen Degen • Fairway Resolution Ltd • ACE Teams • Elly McGuinness.

You can follow me on Instagram to see other work in progress.