Meet Renata Liwska. She illustrated the story “Jack Rabbit” in December Chirp. We asked her a few questions about drawing and creating her art. Check out what she had to say:
What’s your favourite thing to draw? Before I did children’s books, I drew mostly people. Then I started drawing pigs – lots of pigs and a few geese. But since then I would definitely say bears. Brown bears, panda bears, funny and sad bears.
Where do you get your ideas? Even though I draw bears and such, my drawings are often inspired by my real-life experiences – even when I am illustrating other people’s words. These experiences can be from when I was a little kid or something that happened yesterday.
If you could be one of the animals you draw, which one would it be? Bears might be good because they get to sleep through the winter. Birds travel all over, and porcupines get a lot of personal space, I would think.
What are your favourite colours? Quiet colours, probably brown.
Renata Liwska is the author of The Quiet Book, The Loud Book, Little Panda, Red Wagon and The Christmas Quiet Book.
Katherine, Chirp Editor