Illustration of a fair haired girl with an angry cat for a children's book named Ivory Strange. Artwork by Kiri Østergaard Leonard - see more at

Personal work: Ivory Strange’s Halloween Tea Party

Here’s your tea! We are going to have so MUCH FUN Mr. Cuddles!”
Happy Halloween!

This is Ivory, Ivory loves tea parties. Unfortunately Ivory doesn’t have a lot of friends and although she has an overly active imagination you can only have so much fun with imaginary friends. For instance imaginary friends never drinks the tea, they just let it go cold and it’s terribly rude!

Thankfully for Ivory she does have a cat and as you can see he’s the star of her tea parties, much to his dismay…

Every year I do a Halloween themed illustration, I love the mood of Halloween although I often gravitate towards making it more cozy than spooky. For this year I chose to work with a character I have been toying around with for a children’s book idea; Little Miss Ivory Strange.

I will be using this illustration for my upcoming promotion mailers to send out to children’s book publishers as well. I have put together a gif with the illustration process, I hope you like it!


Illustration Process:
Ivory Strange, 2013
Ivory Strange, 2013
First Ivory Strange illustration I did.
Kiri Østergaard Leonard

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.

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