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Oxford University Press – The Water Well

21 Nov

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of working with Oxford University Press in the U.K. on their All About Us progam – a six-level primary course for the mainstream segment of Spanish schools. They asked me to illustrate “The Water Well”, a cute story about kids taking initiative, showing compassion and using ingenuity to find a way to raise the water level in a dry well and help some thirsty animals. It features a cute baby hedgehog and a baby meerkat, so what’s not to love? LW_feeding-apple-hedgehog_1000LW_meerkat-following_1000LW_OUP_girl-hedgehog-circle_1000LW_OUP_peeking-over_1000LW_OUP_spots-grid_1000LW_OUP_worried-wading_1000

If you’d like to see more of my illustrations, or if you have a story to tell, hopefully featuring more baby animals, and you need an illustrator – check out my portfolio here.

Thanks! xo

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Fee Fi Fo Fum… I smell a new counting activity book based on a classic tale!

21 Sep

Miles Kelly, an independent kids’ book publisher in the UK, created a series of wipe-clean math activity books, based on classic fairy tales. I was happy to be selected to work on Jack and the Beanstalk! It was a super-specific brief, as each spread from one to ten had to have increasing numbers of repeated elements fit in, along with all the usual information needed to tell the story. It was a bit tricky but also fun to create the world of this grumpy giant and his bemused giantess wife.

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If you’d like to see more of my illustrations, my full portfolio is right here 🙂

A Whole Bunch of New Stuff :)

20 Sep

Happy September!

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For Discovery House – spot illustrations of kids having adventures 🙂

I’ve been terribly behind in updating with new work, so here’s a big catch up. A whole bunch of new stuff!
It’s been a busy few months, but I am hoping for some fun new commissions. If you’d like to work together, drop me a line here:

You can always view my complete portfolio here.
xo
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Thank You card – available for licensing

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Highlights magazine – Cows in a Car!

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For Milledeux, for a promo for a trade show in Los Angeles

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Spot illustrations for Milledeux – Used as patterns on phone cases and for enamel pins

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For Discovery House – Kids facing challenges

Back to School with Chirp Magazine

12 Sep
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Chirp magazine Sept. issue

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Marvin’s Monkey Bars

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The “Everybody Bars”

Chirp, Owlkids’ magazine for 3- to 6-year-olds, commissioned me to illustrate the cute story “Marvin’s Monkey Bars” for their September issue. Marvin the monkey thinks the monkey bars should be ONLY for monkeys (i.e., himself, as he seems to be the only monkey at this school) – hence the name. But after a little solo time on “his” bars, he realizes playtime is more fun with friends, and decides to call his favourite part of the playground the “everybody bars”! An important lesson – everyone belongs – learned early on by most, but sadly not all, kids.

If you’d like to check out more of my illustrations, have a look here. Thanks!

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 🙂

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

lw_halloween-candy-pattern_1000lw_trick-or-treat_1000Boo!! Hope it’s sweet and scary!

xo