If a picture is worth a thousand words, than illustrations for a children’s book are priceless. I knew Oscar was going to be a hybrid of sorts: chapter book meets picture book with a melding of tradition and animation. The moment I saw Pilar’s work, I knew I had found someone who was not only capable of creating brilliant illustrations, but also had the heart to convey all things Oscar.
Pilar’s earlier work has earned her accolades and awards. However, what I find most compelling about her artistry is her sense of collaboration and desire to capture the essence of every character she creates.
I don’t know how she does it. Inspired by the wonderfully talented Tom Watson, I learned how to draw this:
And for a fleeting moment thought I would illustrate Oscar on my own.Thank goodness that thought exited the building as quickly as it entered.
I can’t thank Pilar enough for her incredible talent. Most importantly, I am deeply indebted to her kindness. To see more of Pilar’s work you can visit here and here. If you would like to hire her for your own project, visit WendyLynn & Co. Kudos and thanks to Kyle and Janice from WendyLynn for their wonderful support on this journey.
Enormous kudos to Pilar for her imagination and her talent! I am eternally grateful!
Pilar’s Desk (image by Pilar Lama)