I’m super honoured to have won Red Paper Kite’s Illustrator’s competition for November 2020. The brief was to illustrate their signature catchphrase …
Magic fairies, hungry bears, fire-breathing dragons, and warrior princesses inside.
One day I was out on a run in a reserve near my house, and I had a vision of a fairy standing on a rock giving a lesson on Matariki (Māori New Year) to a bunch of forest creatures. I then developed the idea further into the illustration for their competition.
Red Paper Kite’s books are visually stunning, which is what really inspired me to enter their competition. I love the whimsical illustration style and their unique story themes. Check them out for your self here.