Monday, May 25, 2015

Jing Jing Tsong: Illustrator of the Week

This week's illustrator is Jing Jing Tsong!  Ms. Tsong lives in Hawaii with her husband, Mike Austin, who's also an illustrator.  According to their website, her artistic technique combines printmaking with digital illustration, and she focuses heavily on multicultural subject matter.  In addition to creating art for children's books, she also does some advertising and stock image work.

I love how she fills her crisp lines with so much color and pattern, making her images clean yet nuanced.  Plus, her style is SO CUTE:

If you're interested in taking a look at some of her books, I've compiled a list below.  The first four are board book written and illustrated by Ms. Tsong, and the following three are collaborations with other authors.  I'm particularly excited about Shanghai Sukkah, which is the story of a Jewish boy who escapes the Nazis and relocates to China with his family.  It releases in August 2015, so we don't have to wait too long for it!

Up in the Hawaiian Sky (Lavonne Leong)

A Bucket of Blessings (Kabir Sehgal & Surishtha Sehgal)

Shanghai Sukkah (Heidi Hyde)

Happy reading and art appreciating!

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