Illustrator Saturday – Christina Wald

Christina Wald, University of Cincinnati

Writing and Illustrating

Christina Wald is a professional children’s book illustrator specializing in animal and science work. A prolific artist with over 20 years experience in the field, she has worked with numerous major publishers including Scholastic, Bloomsbury, Hachette, Penguin, and National Geographic, as well as on smaller-scale projects directly with authors.

Christina’s characters have a whimsical, anthropomorphized quality. She creates the majority of her work as traditional, hand-painted illustrations, though she works in a variety of media including digital and vector. All final artwork is sent to clients digitally, regardless of the media it is created in.

She holds a BS in Industrial Design from the University of Cincinnati, and is well-known for her work with licensed gaming products including Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

Christina loves to combine her two passions: travel and illustration. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband – a toy engineer, and their two cats.

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Illustrator Saturday – Amberin Huq

Amberin Huq, Stew Magazine, University College Falmouth

Writing and Illustrating

Amberian Huq is a freelance illustrator living and working in London. She specializes in narrative storytelling, concept art and character designs. She is a graduate from University College Falmouth with a degree in Illustration in 2008 and has since been living and working just outside of London creating and painting under an organized heap of paper in my studio.

Her work plays with perspective, colour and light to create environments that tell a story through their composition. She also loves to create characters with personality and energy whether that be through what they are wearing, expression or gesture.

Here is Amberin Discussiing Her Process:

I usually start with sketching out a really rough idea of what the image is going to look like. I also add some values to get an idea of lighting and depth.

This is a second sketch where i’ve looked at the shape of the trees…

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Illustrator Saturday – Khoa Le

ho chi minh , khoa le

Writing and Illustrating

Khoa Le is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and painter based in Vietnam. She describes her work as whimsical, dark, yet vibrant and combines traditional and digital processes to create her final pieces. Based in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Khoa is the author and illustrator of numerous picture books. In addition to her work in publishing, she has a few other side jobs such as graphic designer and painter. As a painter, she has participated in several groups and 2 solo exhibitions, in Vietnam and other Asian countries. Khoa is also a proud mom of 5 cats.

Her work can be described as whimsical, dreamy and with a bit of fantasy. She loves details and can draw a mean line-art, so if she was not an illustrator, she would probably be a tattoo artist.

She is the winner of the Grand Prize Samsung KidsTime Authors Award 2015 (Singapore) and the…

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