Personal Project: Illustrations for a Children's Novel
Salman Rushdie's Haroun & The Sea of Stories
A highly nuanced piece of children's fiction, Salman Rushdie's novel Haroun & The Sea of Stories builds up a layered, fantastic narrative that weaves high fantasy and magic realism together with deeper issues that plague the real world, and specifically, the Indian Subcontinent. The book which i first read as a middle schooler left a lasting impression on me, and i decided to illustrate it.These illustrations, made between 2016-18 in mix media- gouache, watercolour, ink and pencil, on cold-press watercolour paper, seek to complement the prose with a colour palette as vibrant and striking as the writing, and the artwork as full of detail as the text.
(All text used strictly for indicative purposes. No copyright infringement intended. This project is in no way affiliated to or endorsed by the author of the book or the publishers.)