Lauren Emmons
The Library Cat

Children's Publishing

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
In my module, the Diploma Project, we were tasked to create a story based around a specific age range. For my book, I wanted to create a story that centered around a cat who tries to enter a public library. The images submitted are spreads created for this story.

How was the illustration used:
These illustrations will be used as spreads in a children's book.

How did you make this work:
I created this work using traditional and digital media. It was a challenge to myself to create work just using two colors, i.e. two layers. I began with a pencil drawing, and translated that into a two color digital illustration using techniques derived from screen printing.

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Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University
MA in Children's Book Illustration
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Currently Based:
I am currently studying in the United Kingdom, in Cambridge

Lauren is an artist and illustrator currently based in Cambridge, UK. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA she has traveled across the ocean to work on her Masters Degree in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University. In her work, she endeavors to create colorful and whimsical worlds that welcome you in and tell a story. Her favorite mediums are watercolor, gouache, color pencil, and she has recently discovered a love for printmaking.