New Picture Book by Phyllis Ring, Illustrated By Me Coming Soon From Bellwood Press!

Cover Art by Leona Hosack
The cover art for Jamilla Does Not Want A Bat In Her House soon to be available from

So excited that soon (hopefully in time for the Baha'i winter holiday called Ayyam-i-ha, in February) the picture book Jamilla Does Not Want A Bat In Her House, written by Phyllis Ring and illustrated by me, will be released by Bellwood Press!

This is the first sketch I came up with for page 3 of the book.
I ended up changing the format when I learned more of what the editors wanted in terms of size and shape.

Jamila watching her parents trying to catch the bat!
In the text it mentions Jamila getting dizzy watching the bat fly, so I decided to add some lines and stars to show the dizziness!
Art by Leona Hosack
The color version of page 3!
And how do you go about developing a character for a children's book anyway? Below is a great video by my favorite illustration teacher Will Terry on how to do just that!

Happy Drawing!


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