Older children’s books often contain many monochrome illustrations. Before digital printing, the conversion and printing of color images was much more complex and expensive.

For me the monochrome illustrations have a special magic. Sometimes I find it difficult to decide whether to paint monochrome or colour. For illustrations for very small children, I would always choose color.

Looking at the two pictures now, I can’t decide which of the rabbit pictures I like best. As I have only painted them for my own pleasure, I don’t have to make a decision. Which picture do you like best?

©Micha Klann