Illustrations for Children’s Books

My main focus is the illustration of books primarily aimed at children aged about 8-12, where the text / story plays center stage, and generally illustrated in black and white.

My favourite stories tell of adventures, everyday life, science fiction or fantasy worlds – or combine all of that 😉

My illustrations feature expressive, strong, whimsical, relatable characters, be they humans, animals – or anything inbetween 😉 Meet some of them below!

I created the last series of illustrations above as part of a personal project adapting and illustrating The little prince, the famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The book also features in-depth behind-the-scenes sections documenting the creation of the illustrations and of the book itself.

Follow these links to download a copy of the book: in French (illustrated story and behind-the-scenes, ~6 MB) or in German (only illustrations and behind-the-scenes, ~5 MB) 🙂

If you’re interested in purchasing a climate-friendly-printed paper copy (French: 13€, German: 9€; contribution to shipping costs: Germany free, EU 2€, rest of the world 5€), or a print-resolution PDF copy (3€), I’d be happy to hear from you 🙂 Send me an email hello@reinekurth.com, or a DM on Instagram @creaturesephemeres!