Chihiro Inoue
The Twin Dogs

Children's Publishing

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
This book’s theme is about sibling rivalry and I tried to tell the story through the little twin dogs’ view. The idea started when I met my friend’s daughter. She had been an only child, but with her baby brother about to being born. I hope readers to enjoy together with the twin dogs and experience the way to prepare a new sister/brother.

How was the illustration used:
Illustrations for a whole picture book.

How did you make this work:
I made images with using printmaking and combine them digitally with hand-drawn lines. With rich textures and playful lines, I tried to describe each character’s motions lively and humorously. Also, I tried to keep the colour consistency, as well as control them to suit each place and dogs’ emotions.

Commissioner Company :
Tate Publishing
Commissioned for:
Tate Publishing

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She is a children’s book illustrator/author and paper-mache artist. She gets inspiration from her surroundings to create stories and characters that live in a warm and funny world. She graduated masters in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art and University of Tsukuba Design and Arts. Her first picture book was out from the UK in 2020.