Wer ist eigentlich Ulla Saar? Und was mag/macht sie für Kinderbücher? Drei Fragen an die Illustratorin aus Estland.
– How did you start to illustrate books for children (and young people)?
I guess it was written in the stars. Already during my studies in the Art University my fellow students said that my live model drawings resembled childrens books illustrations. So I had been thinking of illustrating childrens books subconciously, apparently and once the opportunity presented itself, on 2013, I jumped on it and have not got off the bandwagon ever since. Right now I’m illustrating my 10th and 11th book simultaneously.
– Which of your books should everybody be familiar with (and why)?
All of them? Haha. They are all like my children, although very different. Some you couldn’t tell were even related because I use different techniques very freely basing on text and the feeling I get from the text when I’m reading it. I would hope there is something for everyone there so feel free to discover!
– Which theme or motif would you love to work on in a children’s book some day?
I’d love to illustrate a completely abstract book for kids. Children think in such abstract ways and as my son is doing a creative writing course, perhaps I could ask him to write me a story to illustrate!
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