Personal Work: An Adventure Beginning

Illustration of Knickknack, a pinecone fairy by Kiri Østergaard Leonard, 2015

Hello lovely readers!
Here are a few new illustrations I made for a book pitch that didn’t go through. Although the publisher liked the illustration, they were looking for a different direction because of the audience. That’s fairly common in publishing and I’m fortunate that I’ve been given a second chance to put something together for it.

I did a handful of illustrations for this project, but cannot show them all just yet as some of them might be used. Nonetheless I really had fun developing these characters, although they won’t be used for this book. Maybe I can use them for something else down the line!

Now back to the drawing board.

Sample for book art by Illustrator Kiri Østergaard Leonard, 2015.
Illustration of two fairies traveling through the woods with blackberries. One fairy is riding on a hedgehog the other fairy is flying. Art by Kiri Østergaard Leonard, 2015.
Kiri Østergaard Leonard
kiri@kirileonard.com

Award winning Illustrator, Artist and Creator Kiri Østergaard Leonard happily shares her experiences making a living as an artist and pursuing a creative life. She grew up in a tiny village in Denmark, left her country behind to pursue art in the bustle of New York City and now resides in the delightful weirdness of Austin, Texas surrounded by sunshine and felines.

1 Comment

  • tawnyfritzinger

    04.04.2015 at 21:09 Reply

    These are beautiful. It’s SO difficult to capture the youthful exuberance of children, but you really nailed it with these 🙂

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