The Bookstore by Sanne Thijs

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arts and stories made for children 15th of february

Sold: 1matted print 10 th of july 2010 (thanks to the buyer!!!)

This is a drawing i made for school (again) But it is an schoolwork for a magazine. So there is a change that it will be published but i am not hoping to hard for that.

The story is about a boy who wnats to buy a book for a friend. But then he realize that the girl is blind and can’t read. So then he buys a book on CD.

This is made with just a drawing in pen. i cutout the white parts. and you can still see the pen. Then there is some brown wrapping paper for the wall. and the books in the window are little pieces of paper of real childrenbooks from a pamflet i had of the bologna childrens bookfair. it painted over them white white paint because the colours where to bright.

I am very very pleased with the result. I can see that my style of drawing is improving.

Here are some sketches from the drawing. But most of it i do when i am working on the real thing. So everything is a work in progress with me.

Sanne Thijs was born and raised in a quaint little village in Belgium. Since she was little she has had a love for the creative. Because language, imagery and theater fascinated her, she went to the local art school.
Later on she spent several years at the MAD-faculty in Hasselt and ultimately she got her bachelor in Visual Design, option illustration in Sint-Lucas at Ghent. After her studies she settled in the vibrant Ghent to start her career as an illustrator.

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  • DoreenPhillips
    DoreenPhillipsabout 5 years ago

    Cool Work Sanne……Its so good to see a workin progress……xxx

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 5 years ago

    Very creative and beautiful!

  • wildago
    wildagoabout 5 years ago

    This is so lovely and it’s nice that you shared the creative process with us.

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations,thanks for sharing this with us kids.

  • oh! thanks for the feature! :D

    – Sanne Thijs

  • xssif
    xssifabout 5 years ago


  • hey,
    there is always my blog.

    – Sanne Thijs

  • linaji
    linajiabout 5 years ago

    Oh My.. I love love this!! Books are me heart and I do drool in a book store window.. excellent my friend!!

  • haha,
    i know that feeling!
    just put me in a library/bookstore and i will be quiet.
    certainly when i am at the kidsdepartment :D

    – Sanne Thijs

  • pahit
    pahitabout 5 years ago

    So nice illustration! Love it!

  • thank you :D
    i really would like to make more of them and maybe even better.

    – Sanne Thijs

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoabout 5 years ago

    This is so cute……..huge congrats on being featured with this…… have such a wonderful imagination!!

  • really?
    i am kinda losing intrest in this illustration.
    i think it is just time to make something new :D

    – Sanne Thijs

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoabout 5 years ago

    What I like is the simplicity of the drawn cut outs overlaid on the colorful bookstore. There is so much that you could do with this same feeling……but I know how that is, sometimes we are just over it, that is until we aren’t!!! lol

  • Well you have hit the nail on the spot their :D

    – Sanne Thijs

  • Carin Fausett
    Carin Fausettabout 5 years ago

    So engaging, love the layers and colors!

  • Thanks Carin

    – Sanne Thijs

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