An attempt…


I am currently working on a children’s picture book and have all the illustrations done (in the process of coloring the illustrations). It’s a story about a cat. Maybe later, I will write a story about a bird or a cow; to complement the cat. My goal this time is to get it published. I think this goal will take me some time and I don’t know if I will ever get it published.

I know it is not a trend here in Malaysia to write and illustrate children’s picture books but I want to give it a try. I want to contribute whatever I can to the local children’s books industry. I am a junkie for children’s picture books and I believe I am not the only one.

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Creating art with great inventions!

Me and Yassin!
(Material: watercolor)

As Illustration Friday’s theme this week is “Invention”, I quickly knew what to draw. These inventions (sewing machine, pigments, computer, printer, canvas, brush, pen, pencil, etc) has helped me realised what I have in my head. There’s just no shortage of inventions to help my creative juices flow from mind to pen to paper, to brush to canvas – or should I say, to keyboard to screen!

I drew this using watercolor on acid-free watercolor paper and later scanned it into photoshop to put photos of my son, his painting (upper right) and my painting (middle) using masking effect.

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