Julien Chung
Red Dog, Blue Dog

Children's Publishing

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
This is a self-initiated project by me and children's book author, Anne-Sophie Tilly. Our challenge was to create a book that teaches young children color through a visit of a museum of portraits combining two of my interests, drawing dogs and art history. My particular challenge has been combining my drawing style with that of a famous artist to create a recognizable "painting".

How was the illustration used:
The illustrations are to appear in a children's book about colour. The reader discovers at the end, that a cat, Niki (after Niki de Saint Phalle) who lives in the studio, decides to create a self-portrait using all the colours that she discovers.

How did you make this work:
100% digital and lots of research about each artist.

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Julien Chung is an award-winning illustrator working in Montreal, Canada. He has worked in the newspaper industry for most of his career as an art director, photo director, graphic designer and illustrator. On the side, he has had a prolific career in art licensing and children's books. Products with his illustrations have been sold in Europe and Asia while books have been published in Canada. Select clients include: Simon and Schuster (USA), Scholastic (Canada), Kids Can Press (Canada), Ritzenhoff (Germany), Department 56 (USA).