New Client Alert — Ewelina Wolnowska
- By: BookEnds | Date: Jun 26 2023
What you illustrate:
It feels like family, very warm and caring, with everyone having the same goal—sharing great books with the world!
What book do you wish you had illustrated, and why?
Wave by Suzy Lee. It’s a wordless book that each child can interpret in a different and unique way. It’s amazing how much the author and illustrator managed to express in one book using the form of the book itself and playing with it. I love the simplicity of the idea, very limited palette and composition. Another great thing that Suzy Lee achieved in this book, is showing full range of emotions and facial expressions of the main character with just one medium and keeping it simple. I wish I had come up with those brilliant ideas and put them all in one book, so that it becomes an artwork on its own and gives a lot of joy to the young readers.
If you’re not reading or drawing, what would we catch you doing?
Hiking, doing yoga or just drinking tea.
Where can readers find you on the web and social media?
What’s the last book you read?
Anne Frank’s Diary, The graphic adaptation, adapted by Ari Dolman and illustrated by David Polonsky
If money were no object, what would be your dream drawing location?
A small wooden cottage in a mountain village by a lake, surrounded by local plants and animals being my everyday inspiration.
What’s your favorite quote about reading or drawing?
‘I shut my eyes in order to see’ by Paul Gaugin
What’s your favorite piece of drawing advice you’ve received?
Stay true to yourself.
What excites you most about joining the BookEnds family?
I’m excited about my creative work becoming a part of the publishing process and getting my illustrations out there for children to enjoy. I can’t wait to start this new journey and be lead by a professional agent and to see what can come out of this cooperation.
What advice would you give to illustrators in the query trenches?
Keep creating, playing and experimenting!