My name is Aurore McLeod, I am a French illustrator living in Australia. IMG_9848

As a child I was always drawing or making things out of the strangest materials. At some point I wanted to become an illustrator. But then I grew up and forgot all about it. I got a degree in History and Archaeology instead.

Fast forward to 2015, and after a move to Australia, a marriage, a child and a two year move to Scotland (phew!) my passion for drawing was somehow re-ignited. I committed to getting better at it.

In mid 2016 I was contacted by author Kris Sheather to illustrate Bedtime Bilby, which was released in January 2017.

I mostly like drawing cute animals using watercolour and gouache, and when I don’t paint them I make them into toys for my business ‘Friends in the Leaves’.