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.   

Check out a list of her illustrated books here... my favorite is The Hugging Hour

1 comment:

Aileen Leijten said...

Thank you so much for your kind words.


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