Raffaela Schöbitz
Fare Thee Well, Scrambled Eggs!

Children's Publishing

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I was asked by my publisher, if I’d be interested in illustrating a poetry book, that consists of twenty short and boisterous nonsense-poems for children. Their cheeky tone immediately inspired me, also I am very much drawn to a rather associative and collage-like illustration process, so I was keen to illustrate a book, where on every double page I could create a small but whole new world.

How was the illustration used:
The illustrations form a 48 pages hardback poetry book for children, including internal illustrations, endpaper patterns and cover. It is aimed for kids around the age of four and was published in June 2020.

How did you make this work:
For the illustrations I experimented a lot with wood-block printing and how I could convey the texture into the digital editing process. I also decided to go for a limited bright but not to loud color palette and this delicate but comic-like pencil drawings. So I hand drew the pencil layer on paper using a light box, printed the textures, scanned every layer, edited and added the color digitally.

Commissioner Name :
Barbara Giller
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Currently Based:
Vienna, Austria

Raffaela Schöbitz is a self taught illustrator and author, working and living in Vienna/Austria. She enjoys illustrating and creating picture books as well as graphic novels. From a young age she used drawing as a tool to liberate herself from reality. Her favorite techniques are pencil, ink, watercolor and mixed-media-collages. She usually draws by hand and then edits her illustrations digitally.