| ProfessionalWhy did you make this work:
I created this piece to add to my portfolio. As a mother myself, I wanted to create a piece that reflected the love between a parent and their child. I wanted to focus in on their embrace and make that the focal point. I added the light coming in from the window to help lead the viewer's eye back to the two characters bonding together.
How was the illustration used:
This was specifically created to include in my children's picture book illustration portfolio.
How did you make this work:
I made this illustration digitally using an app called Procreate on my iPad. I used textured, pencil-like brushes to create this piece.
Acamy Schleikorn is a Black illustrator from Las Vegas. When she discovered the magical world of children’s books, she became passionate about creating stories that could make a difference in a child’s life. It is also important to her that her work reflects the diverse world that we live in. She is inspired by her two children to create work that they will love, enjoy, and see themselves in.