Dutch illustrator Marja Meijer is working on new book: What A Lousy Weather, written by Miriam Mous. Marja’s drawings are always frivolous and cheerful, it seems like their lines flow from her pencil in a most natural way.
This is also the case for these images I found on her Facebookpage: on one side you can see the sketch and on the other side the coloured illustration. Both illustrations are from What A Lousy Weather.
The illustration below is a different story. This is a cover Marja illustrated for “Ootje”, a collection of stories by Lida Dijkstra.
Unfortunately, the publication of this book was delayed.
Art by Marja Meijer
Ingrid Godon, one of our finest illustrators has been very productive lately. After publishing ‘Ik wou’, a book filled with portraits, she did a lot of different things…
Joost Swarte provided a pretty sweet illustration in this weekend’s New York Times, for a reader’s letter about the relativity of the midlife crisis.
(with thanks to Mike R.)
(Via The Ephemerist), Thanks Wim!
I admire the work of Vanessa Verstappen: it’s the perfect match between sleek printed surfaces and fragile pencil lines. Didi the Dodo, published by Lannoo Publishers, is in my opinion one of her finest art. And the future certainly has more splendid work from her in store. Enjoy some snapshots from this wonderful book.
Belgian illustrator Tom Schoonooghe traveled 8623 km, took 2456 pictures, spent 8 B2 pencils, conducted a number of memorable interviews with the most open-hearted and proud citizens of Europe for only one book: “Mijn Stad” (My City).
The result is a beautiful book that challenges children to add elements to the drawings.
Dorrie Gitmans and Octavie Wolters are crazy about gnomes, fantasy, magic, ancient traditions, crafts and nature. They prefer to hang out in the woods or to work in their allotments, they love to draw and make crazy plans. That’s how the Gnome Factory arised. A small, loving company that focuses on stimulating the imagination and creativity of children with handmade products that are put together with great care and devotion.
Have a look at these lovely handmade pillows.
Yearning for more of this gnome factory goodness? Have a look at their website.
Art by ‘De Kabouterfabriek’
Compota the manzana, the Spanish translation of Klaas Verplancke‘s Applesauce, was awarded the prize for the “Best picture book 2012 ‘by the Madrid Booksellers Association.
Klaas sent us this report from Madrid.
Warmup before the award ceremony, in an ‘illustrators’ café’ with my publishers Irene and Pablo (behind the camera) from Ediciones Ekaré.
On Wednesday November 28, 2012 we were at home with Mark Janssen, the most productive illustrator from the Netherlands. Enjoy!
8h45 – I try to do a bike ride twice a week; leaving Valkenburg towards Liège, in Belgium.
Qrom, a brilliant new book by Judith Vanistendael. Published by Lannoo.
Make sure you also have a look at this work (Qrom) in progress.
Spotted on Facebook: An animal a day. Nine days. By Kees de Boer.