Friday Favorites #12: Illustrator Spotlight on Alina Chau


Tressa over at Tressa’s Wishful Endings
hosts this meme, Friday Favorites.  I use this opportunity to highlight and feature some of my favorite illustrators.

Today I am highlighting a new discovery of mine: Alina Chau.

I’m not sure that anything I could say about Alina’s work would really do it justice.  It’s breathtaking!



About Alina Chau:

Alina received her Master of Fine Arts in Animation from University of
California, Los Angeles, School of Theater, Film and Television in 2001.
She has produced and animated three independent animated short films,
which have been successfully received in both national and international
film festivals. She has over eight years of production experience in
the animation and gaming industries.

Her latest production credit is working on the Clone Wars animated
series as a 3D story artist at Lucas Film. Her artistic career also
include gallery and museum exhibitions, establishing a local drawing
group, publishing children picture books and graphic novels, radio
broadcasts and podcasts for public animation and art education.

Her latest publication are TreeHouse Heroes and the Forgotten Beast and Acquerello II.

I absolutely LOVE the bright colors she uses.  Each one of her paintings is sweet and charming and makes me think that the world is a beautiful place.  I am so excited for her new StoryPanda book app, Pickle: The Little Bird Who Doesn’t Tweet, to come out soon.



Stalk Alina Chau:

Website | Twitter | Blog | Etsy Shop



Books with Art by Alina Chau:

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  • Reply
    Tressa S
    September 20, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Oooh! I really love these! Great pick! I need another bookshelf for all these books I want to add to my kids' collection.

    • Reply
      September 24, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      I know, right? I've filled up my kids' bookshelf already and I'm thinking it's time for another one.

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    Adriana Garcia
    September 22, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I really like the first picture and the design on her dress. It reminds me of something Jim Shore would create but painting style. Her book looks so cute! I don't know how she has so much control with watercolor painting. It's always seemed like a messy art. I would love to read your thoughts on Pickle if you decide to review it. I really like that it's interactive. If only I had a ipad!

    • Reply
      September 24, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      I'm a little too addicted to the iPad, so maybe it's a good thing you don't have one. Watercolor is a really difficult medium to control. She manages it really well though.

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