I love all different types of illustration, but my preferred way of working will always be in collage. I look at these illustrations by Manon Gauthier, and I’m reminded why I love mixed media so much. She’s got a lot of interesting things happening — especially with layering. Small, individual pieces of paper are drawn, painted, and cut, then put together like a glorious puzzle.
Manon is a Montreal native and a self-taught illustrator. She worked in the graphic design field for more than 15 years, and decided to devote herself to making books for young people in 2006. Since then, she’s won numerous awards for her illustrations.