Free, downloadable Islamic art colouring sheets for children

Please feel free to download and print these children’s colouring sheets! I created these activities a few years ago, whilst working on a practical, hands-on, children’s guide to Islamic art. Sadly, my publisher was unable to complete the project due … Continue reading

Posted in Children's book illustration, Getting Published, Islamic Art for Children, Teaching, Teaching resources | 4 Comments

New work added to my gallery!

…and about time, too! New work has been added to the artwork and illustration galleries, and I have updated the workshop section with images from my classes in Doha and Cambridge. Pop along and take a look! P.S. This beautiful … Continue reading

Posted in Children's book illustration, Getting Published, Islamic Art Courses, Islamic Art for Children, Islamic Manuscript Illumination, News, Student's Work, Teaching | Leave a comment

The Enchanted Horse

Story illustration to ‘The Enchanted Horse’ from The Arabian Nights. A Persian Prince whisks his beloved Bengali Princess across the sky on a magical ebony horse. Gouache, watercolour, gold leaf, shell gold and handmade Indian papers on hot-pressed watercolour paper.

Posted in Arabian Nights, Children's book illustration, Getting Published | 4 Comments

Introducing Ali Baba and family!

“There once lived in a town of Persia two brothers, one named Cassim and the other Ali Baba. Their father divided a small inheritance equally between them. Cassim married a very rich wife, and became a wealthy merchant. Ali Baba … Continue reading

Posted in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Arabian Nights, Children's book illustration, Getting Published | 3 Comments

Ali Baba character sketches

Just a few character sketches relating to the Ali Baba illustration, that I posted yesterday. Enjoy!

Posted in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Arabian Nights, Children's book illustration, Getting Published | 3 Comments