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.

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Anglia Ruskin University
MA Children's Book Illustration
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Currently Based:
Cambridge, UK

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.