Children’s book: Sam the Bear and his dream
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I created the illustrations for my own book “Sam the Bear and his dream”. Work on 12 book spreads took about 2 months. The main character in the book is a bear, but besides him you can find a mouse and a rabbit, plus a beaver and many other animals. The illustrations turned out to be bright, colorful and detailed. In order to make the illustrations more interesting, I used textures of various materials (stone, metal, paper, fabric). The result is cozy warm illustrations.

In order for the reader not to get bored while reading the book, I used not only full book spreads, but also full-page and spot illustrations. In addition, one of the book spreads is unusually located in the book, it is vertical. This was done in order to show the size of the main character. In general it was a great pleasure to draw this book!

P.S. A brief history of the writing of this book is available here, and you can also download a free copy.

Anastasiya Halionka
Children's Illustrator
Wroclaw, Poland
Mob: +48732842372

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Anastasia is a self-taught artist with immense talent. She has, to date, worked on several children’s books, and has helped Trunks Maloo and his friends come to life in spectacular fashion. Anastasiya gets to create characters and stories that make people happy, and leaves a lasting mark on their hearts. The positivity in life shows in her work, and we are very happy to have her on the Trunks Maloo team.
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