Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Favorite Illustrator


Ana Juan is a new (to me!) favorite illustrator. I fawned over her first picture book Frida earlier this year and fell right in love with her exotic and edgy style. Ana, a Spanish illustrator, has illustrated several children's books released in the states and is successful as an editorial illustrator as well. The Jewel Box Ballerinas is another great example of her work. I've always liked darker and quirkier books and her style lend itself beautifully to such stories.

3 comments:

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Wow! Look at little Frida with her eyebrows :o)

What a different and interesting style. So colorful too! Thanks for sharing this. I love to find out of different illustrators out there :o)

Kathy Weller said...

Beautiful art work. Will have to check out this illustrator! Thanks!

Laura said...

Gina,
Ana Juan is one of my favorites too! I was having a hard time choosing my entry this week and your entry made it an easier task. She is so unique and such an amazing illustrator. "The Night Eater" is a feast for the eyes, check it out if you haven't already!