Showing posts from February, 2015

My latest Caricatures and Face painting too!

My son Adam,  a creative and innovative musician among many other things! I did this just for fun! Just a sketch in my sketch book! A sketch for my latest Etsy order. The final! Regretably there's a shadow on this picture, that I took with my camera. But don't worry. The clients got the original! The photo I worked from for the Caricatures above! My granddaughter-Bailey Butterfly! I did  a little face painting at the Ayyam-i-ha Party at Green Acre Baha'i School today!

3 Ways to Create A Picture Book that Shares Spiritual Concepts

A few years ago I came up with a picture book idea that shows a Baha'i child progressing through his day, and incorporating spiritual concepts into his activities. I was lucky to have had an opportunity to show the idea to an editor at Bellwood Press/US Baha'i Publishing Trust and my book Kamal's Day was published last year and is now available at www.baha' Click here for a direct link: Here are three ideas that I used in creating this picture book! Happy Writing!   1.Choose what concept or story you want to share with your readers.  In this book which is a concept book, there's not an actual story with a conflict, and a beginning, middle and end, during which the conflict gets resolved. But there is the story or concept of  what Kamal does during his day and how he practices Baha'i ideals supported by his family.  I wanted to help Baha'i children, and others to bette

The Theme This Week at Illustration Friday is Sleep! My Latest submission!

Title: "Bearly Asleep" The theme this week over at  is Sleep! Does this little sleeping child look happy or what? I had fun with graphite and watercolor pencil in this one!

Finally! Here are the final sketches for Jamila Does Not Want A Bat In Her House! What do you think?

I've been working on these illustrations for Jamila Does Not Want A Bat In Her House since last summer and am now ready to finish up the final pictures in color! Since the bat figures prominently in this book but it is not a Halloween book, I am thinking of avoiding Halloween colors, specifically orange, since I can't avoid black, since bats are black (and brown too, I guess!) I have enjoyed working on borders for some of the drawings, and playing with bats in the designs! The book was written by Phyllis Ring and will be published by Bellwood Press, an imprint of the US Baha'i Publishing Trust! I'm playing with what this will look like in color.