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Helen Borten Illustration Heaven Part 1

August 30, 2013

I really like the illustrations of Helen Borten, and anyone who follows this blog will know that I’ve featured her work a few times in the past, and no doubt will continue to do so, as new or previously uncovered illustrations come to light.

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‘Do You See What I See ?’ the first images from a great series of books.

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These images (below) are from ‘The First Book of Festivals around the World’. They have a great vibrancy about them and yet are amazingly simplistic in their colouration.

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I’ve been lucky enough to find a copy of ‘ A Picture Has A Special Look’ and have been totally amazed at the versatility of Helen’s work. Her line-work, watercolour, ink-work, collage etc are wonderful, it looks like the work of ten artists, not just one !

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These are all different styles from the same illustrator, and the same book !

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A couple of design repeats I’ve created from Helen’s work …  just for fun.

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More from Helen to come.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 30, 2013 12:15 pm

    Wonderful illustrations! I love your blog very much. Great work.

  2. Gabrielle Jonas permalink
    September 9, 2013 3:13 pm

    Helen Borten’s illustrations are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I’ve also met her several times, and she’s a fascinating lady!

    • September 9, 2013 7:21 pm

      How lovely Gabrielle, you’re so lucky to have met her. Helen and I do pass emails between one another and I’m planning on showing some of her artwork that is hanging on the walls of her home pretty soon too. Watch this space : ) Thanks for your comment.

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