Vivien Mildenberger
Weird Winter

Children's Publishing

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
Winter is strange. The short days and long cold nights. The silent snow and the bustle of the holidays. Produced as accompanying illustrations to an imagined collection of odd winter children's stories. It was also a personal challenge to create more atmosphere in my drawings and bring a surreal quality to my body of work.

How was the illustration used:
Portfolio Pieces and Holiday Cards

How did you make this work:
This work was made with a combination of traditional materials: gouache, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic, oil pastel, and ink.

Commissioner Company :
Self Comissioned

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Currently Based:
Tennessee, USA

Vivien Mildenberger is an illustrator and farm maiden living in a big patch of nature just outside Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from Art Center College of Design before moving out to a spooky old farm house in the middle of nowhere. There she creates her drawings, stories, and little ceramics. She loves illustrating for children most of all. Selected Clients include: Francis Lincoln, The New York Times, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Penguin, and Little Bigfoot.