Letters and a number

17 Mar

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Just a quick post …. every so often I like to pull together a little grid of some hand-lettering (and numbering) samples – it’s kind of fun to see them hanging out all together. Also, hA-zonk!!!

You can see more in my portfolio 🙂

Snakes ‘n Vines! Fun board game art for Chirp magazine

17 Jan

lw_snakes-n-vines_1000This past November’s issue of Chirp magazine celebrated the Jungle! So they commissioned me to do a theme-appropriate twist on the board game classic snakes and ladders: Snakes ‘n Vines – climb up the vines and hope you don’t have to slither down a snake! Apparently the original snakes and ladders game came about as a way to reinforce moral teachings, originating somewhere in Northern India or Nepal. Who knew? lw_jungle-spots_1000lw_snakes-n-vines_1000lw_snakes-n-vines_printed-samplelw_snakes-n-vines_start-corner1000If you’d like to see more of my portfolio, you can see it all here! xo

Snow fun! Babybug magazine cover and poetry spread

11 Jan

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My first magazine cover! On newsstands now, babybug magazine’s January 2017 issue has my snowy illustration on the cover – and for the cute poem “On the Swing” inside 🙂 If you spot it on a shelf somewhere, do me a favour and take a snap, email to laura@w-illo.com? It’s hard to find here in Canada. Thanks in advance!! xo

Happy Halloweeeeeen!!!

31 Oct

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xo

We Are All the Best Chef!

26 Oct

lw_bestchef_yikes_1000Repeat client Yeamoonsa Bien House, an educational publishing house in South Korea, gave me this wacky and adorable story to illustrate. It’s about a restaurant run by animals, and the food is HORRIBLE. Nobody is happy. So, the staff go on a hunt for “The Best Chef”. Each applicant has his or her own specialty (unfortunately the silly quail’s specialty is worms – yuck!), and they all really want to help. In the end, of course the solution is teamwork, and the animals learn that, together, “We are all the BEST CHEF!”

To see more of my anthropomorphic animal art and some more appetizing food art as well, please check out my portfolio. Bon appetit!

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The Elephant’s Child – New book for Miles Kelly

24 Oct

This fun book I illustrated for Miles Kelly in the UK, The Elephant’s Child, by Rudyard Kipling, recently became available for purchase: Order The Elephant’s Child.

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It’s a “Just So” story and tells the story of how the elephant got his super useful and stylish long trunk – previously he just had a fat little piggy nose, apparently! It was a treat to illustrate all the cute characters and the African scenery including the Great Grey Green Greasy Limpopo! 

I Spy! New work for South Korean publisher

2 Jun

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Over the past few months I’ve received several commissions from South Korean educational publisher Yeamoonsa Bien House. Here are a few illustrations from my favourite – I Spy! Really, what could be more fun than illustrating a bunch of goofy cows in astronaut suits (which is actually KIND OF a real thing, it turns out)? I’m working on another equally fun project for Bien House right now – hope to be able to share it later on this year. I can only give one hint now: NO WORMS!!!

For more from my portfolio, pop on by my site. xo