My name is Esther Szegedy and I'm a professional children's books illustrator and author. I've experience in both the educational and the trade books fields and I'm a member of SCBWI (Societe of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators).

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I began working with watercolors, then worked on to watercolor pencils, and now I use those, and mostly pastel crayons, and occasionally oil pastels. I use them with both German velour paper, French sandpaper textured pastel paper, and the less rough American Wallis pastel paper. Otherwise I use watercolor medium on Arches paper.

Commission work

Although my focus is on illustrating children's books if you'd like me to do a portrait of your favorite pets on a special order commission work basis please contact me about feasability. I really enjoy drawing animals either realistically or in a more humorous style. Usually I work from photographs to best capture the personallity of your pet. Here is a short gallery of some recent commissions.