Lets talk about the talented Aileen Leijten, because I have a lot to say and most of it
involves swooning. Aileen is an Illustrator with a very impressive resume and client
list (Including Hanna Barbera and Walt Disney Imagineering, wowsers) But what I love
most about her are her characters. They are absolutely tangebly adorable. I appreciate
their big puffy clothes and spindly legs and arms and really love their super big heads.
Although these may seem like silly things to say, this is what makes her characters
(and her style choice) stand out. She paints her illustrations and her blog offers a bit of
insight into her process. (I am always fascinated by how other illustrators create). And Let
us not forget her palette. Do you notice all of the nice warm hues, my eye could swim
in the soft color palette that she uses.