Illustration by Melissa Castrillion, via Badass Lady Creatives

Map of Zurich for Jamie Oliver Magazine

Not surprisingly for the recipient of a Masters in children’s book illustration, Melissa Castrillón is an excellent world-builder. From editorial illustrations to publications to well, book projects, a fantastical spirit is alive and well in her work. The UK-based illustrator is currently drawing her first picture book project with Simon & Schuster; I can’t wait to see how her multi-layered style in that application.

Illustration by Melissa Castrillion, via Badass Lady Creatives

From Melissa’s Rapunzel concertina book

Illustration by Melissa Castrillion, via Badass Lady Creatives

Cover for the Koester Trust illustrated anthology

Illustration by Melissa Castrillion, via Badass Lady Creatives

Details from the Koester Trust illustrated anthology

Illustration by Melissa Castrillion, via Badass Lady Creatives

Illustration by Melissa Castrillion, via Badass Lady Creatives

Illustration by Melissa Castrillion, via Badass Lady Creatives

Winter Warmer, self-initiated screenprint

Illustration by Melissa Castrillion, via Badass Lady Creatives

Illustration by Melissa Castrillion, via Badass Lady Creatives

From Melissa’s Two Wolves concertina book

Illustration by Melissa Castrillion, via Badass Lady Creatives

Plant Life, self-initiated screenprint

Illustration by Melissa Castrillion, via Badass Lady Creatives

At The Front Room Gallery. I love how the sprawling illustrations are layered on top of the room’s fixtures, instead of skirting around them.

Illustration by Melissa Castrillion, via Badass Lady Creatives

Illustration by Melissa Castrillion, via Badass Lady Creatives

Illustration by Melissa Castrillion, via Badass Lady Creatives

“The Flood”, a graphic short story

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From “The Story of Sarah Henley”, a concertina book

Illustration by Melissa Castrillion, via Badass Lady Creatives

A promotional piece for OHHDEER’s spring 2013 competition.

Check out Melissa’s blog for her newest works, or snag a screenprint or two in her shop.