Carole Bouvier : On A Spring Day - Illustrations for a picturebook

Children's Publishing

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
I made these illustrations to explore further my use of colour and negative space, inspired by the work of Jacqueline Ayer and of Japanese printmakers. I wanted to express a feeling of longing and show the beauty of simple things with a very simple and direct visual approach. These images are part of a picturebook project which follows the everyday life of a young hotel employee.

How was the illustration used:
These illustrations were part of my Masters Stage project for the MA Children's Book Illustration at ARU, a picturebook called On A Spring Day, told in images and haikus - a Japanese form of poetry.

How did you make this work:
I made the line work using transfer monoprint. The colour layers are monoprints with stencils. Line and colour layers are assembled digitally, and additional touches of colour are added digitally.


Social Media:
instagram.com/carole__bouvier

Personal Website:
carolebouvier.com/

College:
Anglia Ruskin University
Course:
MA Children's Book Illustration
Year of Graduation:
2022


Currently Based:
Cambridge, UK

Biography:
Carole is a French illustrator based in Cambridge, UK. Before completing a Children's Book Illustration MA, her initial career was in independent film distribution, an occupation that developed and nourished her passion for storytelling and her taste for strong compositions.

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