Publishers & Writers

If you have a book that needs illustrations of the whimsical kind, you have found the right children’s book illustrator. I love illustrating animals, fable creatures and children (and the occasional adult!). I don’t mind if the book is full colour picture for the little ones, or black & white for middle grade. I work mostly in two different types of mediums, including traditional (watercolour, gouche, pencil and ink), and digital. Check out my portfolio below, as well previous projects. If you like my style, feel free to contact me.

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Illustrators, Creatives and Eccentrics

Hello fellow-happy people! If you live in Cape Town, South Africa come and join in on one of my Workshops. You can also read my blog, which is filled with interviews from illustrators sharing tips, events that might be of interest and other news. I also sell my illustrations on canvases, mugs and T-Shirts. Recently I published my own book, which is hilarious tale of Grandparents visiting, aimed at 6 to 9 year olds. Lastly, if you are interested in self-publishing, then check out the packages I have on offer. I teamed up with an amazing writer and editor to create cost-friendly solutions for self-publishers, here in South Africa.

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About Celeste Beckerling – A South African Children’s Book Illustrator

I spent my entire childhood drawing and having adventures which I would draw in cartoon strips and convert friends into crazy characters. But after school I chose journalism and ended up working in the magazine industry and then in publishing. After almost ten years I realised that my true love was in the simplicity of storytelling and returned back to illustrating (although I do still write!).

I love converting the imagination into reality through illustrating and turning what is in the author’s ‘mind eye’ into real characters on paper. I do this through mostly water-colour, ink and digital. In the past I have illustrated a number of educational resources and have illustrated both picture and chapter books. I live in Cape Town, South Africa with my husband, three cats and two dogs.

2 thoughts on “Publishers & Writers

  • June 15, 2016 at 11:10 am
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    Celeste! I love it all! Don’t often comment but following your adventures. You are really living out your passion and dreams. Well done!

    • June 15, 2016 at 12:05 pm
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      Thanks so much Willemien! That’s awesome for you to say.

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