It’s weird that I have yet to gush over the illustrations created by the husband and wife team Leo and Diane Dillon before this. One reason might be due to the fact that I only became aware of them a year or two ago after randomly discovering the book The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Nancy Willard.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a completely re-imagined and slightly gender bent version of the popular public domain book by the same name. The story written by Willard is great but the illustrations… oh my goodness… the illustrations are fantastic!
What I love is that not only is every other page illustrated with an amazing piece by Leo and Diane Dillon, but every single page has a detailed illustration in the corner as well!
These smaller illustrations really help flush out the world Nancy Willard created, sometimes even showing what happens immediately after what Leo and Diane created in the larger illustration on the page! Simply amazing!
I am still discovering their art,and below are some of the really awesome book and album covers that I discovered from this blog: http://leo-and-diane-dillon.blogspot.com/