This is a very cartoon-like whimsical illustration style done in manual watercolor in bright shades and nice use of black lines. The loud facial expressions and nice action of characters make these illustrations very charming and it is especially loved by kids. This style is not just suitable for picture books for all ages and genres.
This style of illustration is a very special style of illustrator portfolio and is a semi-realistic / cartoonist style. There is a black outline on the characters as well as the other items created in this style of illustration. This use of a black outline, in contrast with the bright colors, gives a very sharp appearance to the illustration. The characters and the objects look very clear and it is a very different style of watercolor illustration where the characters and the objects usually look a bit faded. Here the characters have very interesting facial expressions and the colors used are very bright. These illustrations are a very good choice for activity-based books as well as other education based children books. The kids instantly get attracted to this style of kids book illustrations and the story gets a huge boost with such illustrations. The use of background is very limited here and most of the illustrations are limited to the immediate scene and the activity which the characters are doing. This style is also suitable for comics and magazines.