I did a project with Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls! It is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.  I did two illustrations for the book, which are the portrait of Jessica Watson, a young sailor & Grace O'Malley, a bad-ass pirate from the 15th century.

You can find out more about the book here!
Image courtesy from: www.rebelgirls.co
Jessica Watson is an Australian sailor who was awarded the Order of Australia Medal at the age of 16. She planned a solo non-stop and unassisted voyage. She sailed for almost a year crossing the equator of Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic and Indian Oceans all by herself!
Initial color sketches for Jessica Watson. In some cases, I sketched directly in color especially
when I've had a vivid image of the final illustration in my mind

Grace O'Malley is a well-known historical figure in 16th century Irish history, and is known as "The Sea Queen of Connacht". There is one time her half-brothers were taken captive by the English governor and she sailed to England to petition for their release. She formally presented her request to Queen Elisabeth I at her court in Greenwich Palace, and therefore both of them became best friends.
Sketches of Grace O'Malley. The left ones is the rejected sketches.
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