|Lily and her friend Rustam Payman!|
|The original sketch for the illustration above.|
Almost two years has passed since I illustrated Ronald Tomanio's book"The Imperfect Pilgrim and One Summer, two wonderful stories written with Baha'i Junior Youth in mind. I love the challenge, (as an illustrator of children's books) of creating a visual character that fits the story as well as continuing a consistent look for that character throughout the book. I find it fun to try to figure how a person would look like from different angles!
|Original Sketches for Lily in "The Imperfect Pilgrim"!|
|Lily and Rustam with friends!|
|Lily with family and friends!|
|Jessie, the dog with Annie in the background from "The Imperfect Pilgrim and One Summer"|
I took care to make Annie look different from Lily for this story since it was the second story in the same book!
|Annie and Jessie|
|Annie and Jessie!|
The book 'The Imperfect Pilgrim and One summer" is available for purchase from www.bahaibookstore.com.