I am completely jealous of the French illustrator, François Place, who was notably short-listed for 2014 the Hans Christian Anderson Award. His detailed and colourful book illustrations bring to life expansive, imaginative scenes from the past times. They touch on epic maritime journeys, travels along the Silk Road, discovery of new lands, the fantastical world of giants, and multicultural travel adventures. I am hooked. If my book was in colour, I would use his palate as an inspiration, so vibrant! Love, love, love!
Even if you can't read French, just go to his web-site, immediately!: FRANCOIS PLACE