Illustration Daily – Day 117: Olivia

Ian Falconer, the author and illustrator of “Olivia” created the title character as a present for his niece (also named Olivia). If you notice a certain theatricality about the Olivia books, you’re probably picking up on Falconer’s background as a set and costume designer. And the crisp clean style of the books is dually inspired by Falconer’s work for the New Yorker and the minimal use of color in the books of Dr. Seuss.


Olivia, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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