Hi Guys! Here's my entry for feb contest Octopus. Loved to join in after a long time!
Ive worked for years without getting noticed. from frustration to frustration. BUT I never gave up on my dreams! Now A friend of mine pointed me at a wonderful critique in the Dutch newspaper this morning about my picture book. Now look and see for you personal proces, as you keep working hard, practice a lot, people will notice your work. !
Here's the link to my blog to find translations of the critique...
Hi friends I signed up for Tuesdays critique, Here's my entry. As you may have noticed I find myself in a prickly face of hedgehogs. they ar just so much fun Therefor I call this one 'Hedgehogs Christmas surprise'...The sketch and the painted version. ![Leontine gaasenbeek christmas.jpg](uploading 100%)
Proud to pronounce that my latest picture-book is finally finished! (Its a pity that there's not a English translation yet....)
Thanks to guys for all your wonderful support!
There will be two pandas to the zoo. Pelican is happy , but Monkey thinks it's not ok. The zoo is already full enough , he says. And why do pandas have a new loft ? He's not going to be friends with them . But then...
Small Monkey and the Panda 's is a picture book , the story is a metaphor to explain children that prejudice not always correct.
hi Guys! I had a great bookreview todays newspaper! This is what they wrote:
'Drawing with expression from Illustrator Leontine'
Her style of drawing is very attractive and has classic style elements in
it. She draws animals with big, shiny eyes, so they have a lot of
expression. Combined with the nice use of colors and shades are the
illustrations you could hang in a nursery.
However, little Monkey and Panda's is a special book in many ways.
So in case you were wondering YOU are doing illustrating and getting your work published? Hold on, work hard, don't give up, you'll get there!
Thanks for all your amazing support!
I am pitching to illustrate a Children's picture book for next Christmas. the main character, Mosi has down syndrome, lives alone in the mountains, he is very poor but happy with the things he has collected around him. The spread I've illustrated is the one where Mosi gets an christmas invitation from the King, the invitation where Mosi was waiting for for a long time. So he is very happy when it finally comes in and he dances around in the small hut he lives in. I don't want to send it in before getting tips and critiques from you. Thanks in advance!