Loes Botman is an illustrator in the Netherlands. After completing her training at the “Royal Academy of Art” in The Hague, she began specializing in pastel drawings. The simplicity of the material and the diversity of drawing techniques had always drawn her to the medium. With pastel, she is able to work directly on the surface of the paper, using only her hands. Loes Botman has exhibited her work widely and leads workshops. She is the illustrator of several board books for young children, including Hello Baby Animals, Who Are You?