I am so excited about this book I don't even know where to begin! This is going to be such a wonderful and colorful collection of my childhood memories, I can't wait to send it off to printers and have it published. I have finally decided to go ahead and try to get on the path of self publishing. By far, I have no clue what it will bring and how will I be able to cope with all the issues it may bring. But it makes me really happy to create it and I will be keeping my fingers crossed for the book to make others (well especially the little ones) at least equally happy! Will try to post the updates more often the following weeks!
Where are you headed in this hellish weather? It's so hot outside I am happy to look at some ice and snow on the screen in front of me. Keeping my fingers crossed for all of us!
I know I have kept silent on this tiny little facebook place of mine for a while - would be nice if I could say I was on a vacation, but unfortunately, I wasn't. The reason there was not a single word uttered here is simple - I was working on a set of children's books! If you ever think of illustrating 4 books at once, stop yourself right there. I love my job, that is true, but I also love chocolate, and if I ate 4 kilos of it at once, I would probably not love it that much and puke as well. (I have not puked from illustrating these, don't worry!) Anyways, as much as I wish I was smarter and allowed myself more time for these babies, I am so so so happy I could work on the titles like Pinocchio or Goldilocks and Three Bears (all time favorite of my little sister!) Will keep you posted when they appear on our planet. Off to finally cleaning my place and getting a haircut. Hello, life!
This week I have to finish up two books. That's the moment when you don't know what your name is anymore or which folder to open when you turn on your computer in the morning. But then Duro, my fellow illustrator, comes to the studio, looks at my screen and says I drew both George Bush Sr and Barbara Bush in the picture. And here they are! Sitting on a bench on a lovely autumn day. Yeah! So this year, we can all look forward to a book full of seasons featuring the Bushes. Toast to that! #illustration #kidlitart #seasonsbook #auzou #autumn #trumpneni #anebude
A book about schol goes off to the printers! Up next are a few Christmas titles, yay! From my personal experience it is much better to work on these icy books in February than in August (been there, done that). Just in case you needed to know. I'll keep you posted!
#abcbook #kidlitart #letters #schoolbook #childrensbook #activitybook #stonozka #doskolysatesim
So happy to announce another book with my illustrations is out! HIstoires en pyjama pour les tout-petits was created under the wings of the fab Editions Lito and I had a blast working on this title. Will try to post some images form the book soon!
New work! Each time I get so busy at work it becomes unbearable, I chose to do a personal piece instead. Not sure, if it was a good idea though, now I have to sketch new illustrations on a Sunday. Have a good weekend and eat your fruits!
Last couple of days, I did my best to finish all the work there was to be done before the big event - the Frankfurt Book Fair. One of the lovely titles I was working on, is Princess Activity Book. I did this in coop with Illustopia Agency
This year, I have decided to skip the Frankfurt Book Fair. I did attend last year and it was a great experience to be there, but it also taught me I am not a good fit to the German publishing market and that it would probably be better to stick with the Bologna Children's Book Fair and Montreuil Salon instead :-) What I did though was complete a few titles that will fight for the publisher's and editor's attention. Besides the Christmas Around the World book I did a few Activity Books. One of them is ABC Activity Book that I did for iSeek in cooperation with Illustopia Agency.
I can't remember being so impatient waiting for a book to get back from printers in a very long time. The Chrismas Around the World book which will be published in November this year by major Czech publishing house Albatros was sent to printers last week and I can't wait for it to be done! Meanwhile I decided to upload a few illustrations from the book.
There is more to be seen in the Work section of my website and also on my behance.
Hello there! Long time no see! :-) I have been super busy with this beautiful illustrated project, can't wait to show you more, but I'm afraid it won't be for a while. It is a bit hard to relate to the Christmas themes at this time of a year (38C at the moment here in Bratislava). But it's fun!
Thanks to my wonderful agent Ines from Illustopia Agency, I have been able to keep working for an Italian magazine called Focus Pico for over a year now! I really enjoyed this one though, gave such a summerish feel to the brisk May days!
Not sure if I have mentioned this on here - but I''be taking part in illustration exhibition organized by Slovak Illustrators Association during the Bratislava Book Festival - BRAK. This is going to happen on the last weekend of May in Pisztory palace here in Bratislava. You can find more information here http://brakfestival.sk/. They do have some neat line-up.
So, I went to get some of my fresh work printed in the Calder design studio http://calder.sk/ as they do giclee prints regularly and I just love it. Took a few shots of the work for you - it is so much different to see your art on screen of the computer than seeing it printed, with the paper texture...ohhh. Take a look! See you at BRAK!
These illustrations were originally created for B4U Publishing http://www.b4upublishing.com/.
I have a very quick project on my work schedule this week - a farm activity book for kids. Here is a little sneak peek from the book - a farmhouse. I kind of wish there were a lot more objects to illustrate, haha :-)
My latest illustration from the Forest board book by B4U Publishing. I can't say how much I enjoyed working on it! Wish I had more lovely projects like this. This one is almost done (deadline is Tomorrow, uaaaaah). Let me know if there is any project you would like to discuss with me, I would love to hear from you!
Last week, I have received this colorful book in my mailbox - Abecedario Maluco, written by Luisa Ducla Soares, illustrated by me in cooperation with the wonderful Illustopia agency. I am really happy about it, took a few pictures with my phone this morning, hope you like them! The book was published by Porto Editora in Portugal this year.