An illustrated recount of memories about my maternal grandmother, Nani's life, through the historical background of the Sindhi exile, her settling down in Ghana and how she transformed into a magical almost mythical character in her grandchildren's lives when she became a widow.
Through my years as an artist I have used the sketchbook as a tool for my creative process. Upon founding L'École de Papier, I formalised this process into a method I teach in workshops. The concept is simple: choose a sketchbook, define a project and allow it to grow inside!
This collection of paper cuts are illustrations of the Inuit folktale Kakuarshuk, recompiled in Angela Carter's marvellous collection of fairy tales. The story describes a time when, supposedly, babies grew underground and women had to dig to find their own.
This little illustrated manual describes my method for housing a project inside a sketchbook.
The images for This Body is Human · written by Grassa Toro and published by Biblioteca La Cala · were made by layering paper cut silhouettes, illuminated by hand, and then embroidered.
Making the book Las Visitas de Nani was a long process. Even after the two years I spent researching & collecting information, I still needed to allow myself to tell the story. I went to an artist residence, where I made a mural working through our family's collective memory.
This book is a silk-screen edition publication of my own version of Kipling's Jungle Book accompanied by some of his original songs. I had started the project in 2012, put it aside & picked it up again when I adopted my son Rai. The whole project then took on a different meaning.
Unlock your creativity with illustration techniques to record and develop your creative process for artistic projects A sketchbook is a fundamental tool in any creative process. It provides a free space for experimenting, playing, and most importantly, making mistakes.
This course on Domestika works an entire children's paper cut picture book inside a sketchbook before extracting it out into the world in the form of a maquette.