Amal Unbound book cover
Artwork for the book cover for Aisha Saeed's story about a young Pakistani girl who uses her smarts to bring down the feudal system. The cover needed to show the idea of Amal being held captive but also that her dream of a better life, of freedom, will come true. Her hands are held together like a prayer and the henna patterns and open skies come to life within her palms.
Sketches: Round 1
Amal envisions a better life and will make her dreams a reality
Sketches Round 2
Figuring out henna designs and symbols of entrapment and hope
Sketches: Round 3
Refining the earlier looser sketch of hands and their symbolism
Color Story
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Photo by Emily X.R. Phan
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Client: Penguin Random House
Penguin collaboration handled by Lindsey Andrews
Author: Aisha Saeed
Amal Unbound book cover
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Amal Unbound book cover

Cover art for Amal Unbound- a story about a fiesty Pakistani girl who brings down a feudal lord.
139
1,402
10
Published: