An Endearing Fawn Searches for the Sun in an Enchanting Picture Book Illustrated by KAA — Colossal

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An Endearing Fawn Searches for the Sun in an Enchanting Picture Book Illustrated by KAA — Colossal




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April 14, 2023

Jackie Andres

A vibrant illustration of a fawn drinking water out of a stream.

All images © Kaa Illustration, shared with permission

A stunning picture book written by Joanna McInerney and illustrated by KAA follows a small fawn who embarks on a beguiling journey in an effort to chase the sun. Traveling through lush forests, groves of cherry blossom trees, wintry hills, and sunflower fields, readers accompany the young deer on his poetic journey to stop and smell the flowers.

In The Fawn Who Chased the Sun, Ho Chi Minh-based duo Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Kim Lien, a.k.a KAA, envision a whimsical world that translates into flourishing illustrations. Transporting readers into an exuberant environment, KAA incorporate various patterns inspired by William Morris along with surreal elements such as oversized flora and towering frogs.

The duo first creates detailed sketches, which Quang scans and hands over to Lien to begin the digital coloring process. Highlighting seasonal shifts through different palettes, they encourage the reader to enjoy the journey through multiple perspectives as the environment changes. “We have tried so many new perspectives and colors that we never used before in this book, and every experiment brought us joy while drawing it,” the illustrators tell Colossal.

You can follow more of KAA’s work on their Instagram, Behance, and website.

 

A vibrant illustration of towering frogs at dusk looking at a small fawn in a pond.

An illustration of a deer peering over a snowy cliff at night.

A vibrant illustration of a large fox peering at a deer in an autumn forest.

A vibrant illustration of a fawn looking up at giant sunflowers.

An illustration of a deer wandering through a desert with large rocks

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