Cover art for my first Children’s Book

Here is a `Cover design’ for a book that I have been working on. Work stopped last year on the art work, but the narrative & story lines/ blocking of each page are all done.  It is in fact a Children’s book! 🙂   (well, my father the late Mr.K.Navasothy’s first book `Odipponavan’ (Runaway boy) was a fiction for children, that became used in Tamil Schools back in Sri Lanka all those decades ago.. long before I was even born (pre-1969!). So it seems that his creativity and derive flow in me…and it was inevitable that I was going to write children’s books..

MALH-composite_for_book (c)Mani Navasothy.2010

This is a composite graphics, using many photographs I have taken myself.   But of course the boy (when he is drawn) is going to be all art done by my hand..  He is very special..  and this book is more important than anything I will ever write.  (more another time).

No less than 8 separate photos were used in creating this `scenary’ of the little `boy’ playing hide & seek in the woods, with wild life. Key symbols relating to his `mythology’ have been placed in. Some photos were taken in Kent, Richmond park & Windsor Great Park.

Can anyone guess what it’s about? 🙂

-Mani

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