Graduation time

As my last post was already saying, it is and has been relatively quiet here this last year. Of course I completely underestimated finishing my Masters in the midst of being a freshman mum. As my Scottish friend Duncan says so eloquently: the sledgehammer of love hit me really hard.
So, I have been very strict with my time and cut back immensely on computer hours. And YES, after months of going from cramps from smiling at my daughter’s firsts to cramps from drawing like a mad woman (had to make up for my maternity leave)… I made it!!! Next week I will be standing very proudly between my oh so talented classmates at the MA Children’s Book Illustration Graduation Exhibition in Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London.

So thankful for all the help from my tutors and family. I would never have made it without them.

Picture book about girl and cat by Ellen Vesters children's book illustrator

It’s oh so quiet

My biggest and greatest project thus far (the baby, not the card ;))! ☼

And also the reason that I have been relatively quiet for a while. Still studying Children’s Book Illustration in the UK, but for now my life is spent mostly offline, so a little less sharing of personal work.

(we pronounce June the Dutch way)

 

Birth announcement by illustrator ellen vesters

Life at the MA – Part IIII

The last out of four blogposts showing pages from my sketchbooks.

Part IIII: Exploring colour!

 

sketch at fitzwilliam museum by ellen vesters illustrator MA childrens book illustration

 

sketch of bike repair shop by ellen vesters illustrator ma childrens book illustration

 

building site in utrecht by ellen vesters illustrator ma childrens book illustration

 

painting rotterdam central station by ellen vesters illustrator ma childrens book illustration

 

painting band meeting by ellen vesters illustrator ma childrens book illustration

 

painting colour by ellen vesters illustrator ma childrens book illustration

 

painting colour by ellen vesters illustrator ma childrens book illustration

 

illustrator ellen vesters sketching in studio