Sunny, Violet and Klaus from the series of books A Series of Unfortunate Events.
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I think what I love most about these books besides the amazing characters is the fact that the author is concerned about and critiques the notion of under-valueing and under-estimating the mind and awareness of the child. Something I feel is very important for illustration as well. I remember as a kid I used to love freaky, wierd illustrations in books. An obvious one to come to mind was Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Children love this book, but it was initially shunned because it was deemed to frightening for them.
pencil and photoshop
oh and characters copyright Daniel Handler (and the movie studio that made the movie...man im useless haha
illustration copyright me
EDIT: WOW!!!!! a DD!!! Thankyou so much!!!!!!<3<3<3