Picture books illustrations

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  • Creative,  Picture books illustrations

    Cleopatra and Mr. Tibbles- story by Zoe Tucker

    Original text by Zoe Tucker – Author- Art Director- Designer.

    Here is a sample of  illustrations for  Zoe ‘s  text as a study for M.A.T.S. class by Lilla Rogers and Zoe Tucker 


    Cleopatra Bathing in Donkey milk when ..Mr Tibbles…






          ” The night, when everyone in the palace was sleeping Mr Tibbles howled his biggest, loudest, saddest meow …”


    Cat posing



    Mr Tibbles  ..himself




     experimenting in the style of the artwork with collages of watercolour washes



    How do you feel today Cleo ?



  • Creative,  Picture books illustrations

    Stretching Wings

                    ” The wings that unfold “

                                          ( Οι φτερούγες που τεντώνουν)

    My friend  Christina  (@iprigipessa , blog here ) who is a very talented blogger, mother and inspirational creature in general, one day impulsively she wrote a magnificent text about a Mother’s thinking while preparing her child for the first day at school (while the child keeps responding to all the mother doubts and fears…in a humorous way).

    When I read it, I was really touched and awakens my emotions (since I have a child in that age too…) and decided that I wanted to illustrate it – no matter what.

    Here are some of my illustrations (but only 3 of them since it is my recent work and still under the creation process…)

    take a look- and tell me what emotion evokes to you…

    “My little, in your eyes I see all of the sky, I see the forests to grow and a world without deceit”

    “-Mom, where do you see all these I am wondering?”


    “My little , in your eyes I see the stars of the whole universe, I see schools and beautiful classrooms , and I see you making a new world”

    “- Mom, Why to make a “new ” world ? This one is already so beautiful!”


    ” Look at the time! It ‘s nine o clock! Tell grandma a goodbye! I don ‘t want you to be late!”

    “- So tell her, to stop kissing me then !”


    “You are going to return where you belong, sweet start of a new beginning. I know, I am a little stressed myself.”

    “-I see that Mom, I would say you have A LOT of stress! But, I am fine , you know!”

  • Creative,  Picture books illustrations

    An Elephant astronaut

    An   Elephant – Astronaut

    This Artwork is my participation on the ILLUSTRATORS WALL in Bologna (April 24th – August 31st 2021 ) – Bologna Children’s Book Fair





    Out in the desert and in the wilderness , lived an Elephant and a Banana tree..

    They were close friends.

    One day the Elephant had a strange dream…

    He dreamt of flying in the Universe and around were shining stars

    He was wearing  his astronaut uniform but it happened to be really small…

    -” What is going on here, where am I ?”.. the elephant asked himself…”

    (to be continued…)



    Some pics of  the making progress…