The Art of Carson Ellis

h1 February 12th, 2015 by jules

“Or home is an apartment.”
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Last week, I talked over at Kirkus with Carson Ellis about the first picture book she’s both written and illustrated, Home (Candlewick, February 2015).

Today I’m following up with some sketches and art from the book. I thank Carson for sharing. And I highly recommend reading this Q&A over at the wonderful Picturebook Makers too, which has even more art.

Here’s my 2011 breakfast interview with her.

Enjoy the art.


Early Thumbnail and Sketches:


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Some Final Art:


“Or shoes.”
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“And some folks live on the road.”
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HOME. Copyright © 2015 by Carson Ellis. Spreads reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA. Sketches shared by permission of Carson Ellis.

4 comments to “The Art of Carson Ellis”

  1. Love Carson Ellis’ artwork. Such big beautiful pieces you’ve shared here too! Thank you.
    ~ Derek.

  2. Carson Ellis you do great work.

  3. Wow… absolutely stunning work. So inspiring!

  4. Wonderful! I want to live in the book.

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