Illustration inspiration – Marianne Dubuc

One of my all time favourite books is ‘The Lion and the Bird’ by Marianne Dubuc. I was firstly intrigued by the gorgeous illustrations which then blossomed into total love as I read the story.

My illustration for week 4 of the 52 Week Illustration Challenge (2017) was an attempt to copy the style and characters. I’m pretty happy with the results but even happier with the experimentation and use of mixed materials – adding pen and coloured pencil to my usual watercolour and lead pencil mix was fun, and I feel I’ll be more open to using more materials from now on.

An ode to the Lion and the Bird by Marianne Debuc
An ode to the Lion and the Bird by Marianne Dubuc

Author: Amie

Amie is an illustrator and all round creative from Canberra, Australia. Writing about her adventures in illustration and her love for children's books.

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