Julie Mellan is an artist based in France who's know for her charming animal drawings and children book illustrations. She loves drawing as a kid and started out by reproducing the illustrated animals from Disney classics and the works of Beatrix Potter whom you can see in this book has heavy influence on her art.
Instants: The Art of Julie Mellan is a large format 138-page hardcover artbook published by Editions Caurette. It features beautiful and detailed watercolour illustrations of delightful animals. Her technique is precise and amazing because using watercolour to paint all the little details is not easy.
The illustrations are grouped according to the four seasons and we can see the animals going about their activities. Her art definitely suits children books well. There's often some storytelling behind the visuals that make you wonder about the story.
This is a gorgeous and delightful artbook, and you can get it from Editions Caurette online store for €25.
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