''simsim'' was just released by Dar elkitab wal makateb, written by lubna nashef and illustrated by me. I wanted to try to do illustrations the old way, without photoshopping anything, and with 1 color only in addition to the pencil's grays.

covers for capstone publishing

I have been contacted by Capstone publishing to design 3 covers for 3 books. The instructions being very precise, it was very fun and relaxing to draw animals and stick to the instructions.   


shaun tan and water battle

a month ago, a new website was launched by the ILC, directed by writer Ala Hlehel:
This website is dedicated to kids and children's literature, it is brand new and will be updated regularly. I am very enthusiastic about it, I have great expectations, and I'm proud to have been asked to contribute with a few illustrations (http://hkaya.info/%D8%B4%D9%88%D9%86-%D8%AA%D8%A7%D9%86-%D9%8A%D8%AA%D8%AD%D8%AF%D9%91%D9%89-%D9%82%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%8A%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B7%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%B9%D8%A9) ; this month I did a portrait of Shaun Tan, great artist and book author (''the lost thing'').
I had to portrait the artist, featuring his crazy and hybrid creatures. It wouldn't have been funny if this commission didn't arrive just before the week end, with my daughter's birthday to prepare and entertain...so, waking up at five, working until 10, with a birthday party in between and a water battle, here is what I did: