Thursday, June 3, 2010

recent illustration for arabic-themed children's book—jasmine woman

the truth is this was painted a year ago on speculation for an arabic-themed children's book, which is still seeking a publisher. i was holding off on posting it awaiting moving forward with the project, but it's on hold for now! the sketch and painting were done in record time for the NY Festival of Books last year.

i love the serenity in the arabic woman's face and the whimsy of the bunny, the night sky and arabesque border design.