Copyright 2017 by Debi Pickler of Debi Studios, LLC. All rights reserved.
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I love illustrating children’s books, letting 7 year-old Debi loose on a project, brainstorming with authors, purposely throwing away all of the limits, breaking barriers, living in a world with no rules and having fun!
Take a look at some of my work with children’s books. Each has a story (behind the actual story) of how I created the characters to make them come to life, and how each detail was well-thought out. It’s an amazing process, and it’s a lot more fun that eating Brussels sprouts!!!
When I’m working with an author on a children’s book, I get to be a child again … climb that tree, swim in that lake, eat ice cream on the porch, pretend my bike is a spaceship, dress up my cat to look like a fairy. Seeing the world through the eyes of a child is something we should never give up. Never. Look at the clouds … see the giant extra-fluffy, ever so soft bunny? And don’t the windmills in that wind farm look like they’re sword-fighting? And doesn’t that crescent moon look like a frog’s smile? And isn’t the giraffeopeceros (there’s a fun word …) the weirdest/coolest thing ever?
It’s about color and light and imagination and things that make grownups chuckle making me laugh until I cry, and stuff that doesn’t scare grownups giving me bad dreams. To a child, everything is magnified. Yellow is blindingly bright, dress shoes feel like vices on your toes, the world comes to a complete stop when it snows on Christmas Day and Beets smell and taste so bad they’ll make you throw up.
So, if you want an illustrator who can make your book come to life through magically illustrations, give me a call. I will be more than happy to help you and we can have some fun along the way!
what we are
suited to do,
of play and it
is play that stimulates creativity.”
~ Linda Naiman ~