From hand painted to digitally drawn, bright colour palettes to black-and-white, collage, sculptures and photographs - the art of illustration is amazingly varied!
Let’s hear from Jess and Heidi about how they discovered their unique illustration style, and how they use different techniques to match the mood and feel of their stories.
Heidi is an author-illustrator who lives in sunny Melbourne.
Heidi has a background in art and design. Her books are mostly based on true stories, except for one.
Heidi’s first picture book, I Just Ate My Friend, was shortlisted for numerous awards.
Jess is a children’s book lover, draw-er and reader based in Melbourne, who also creates work for card companies, picture books, original paintings, prints and all types of different client projects.
Iceberg, illustrated by Jess and written by fellow Series 2 creator Claire Saxby, was the 2022 winner of CBCA Picture Book of the Year.
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