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'I am Roomi' illustrated children's book

‘I am Roomi’ is a book for children starring Roomi, a confident child who openly expresses her opinions.

Roomi is an 8 year-old who is picky about her wardrobe and has a unique dress style that expresses her lively and dynamic personality. Needless to say, she doesn’t necessarily agree with the way her mother chooses to dress her.

The aim of the book is to contribute to the development of confident children that acknowledge their individuality and that of others. It also urges parents to listen to their children’s viewpoints on matters.

Children's book illustration using mixed media technique
Children's book illustration using mixed media technique

Roomi doesn’t like zippers.

To her, a zip looks like a train that wouldn’t know how to stay on its tracks.

Children's book illustration using mixed media technique

She doesn’t like pink dresses either.

Children's book illustration using mixed media technique

When Roomi untangles the shoelace problem.




Roomi animated

Animation by Ashley Choukeir
Click here to watch the video in HD




How were the illustrations created?

The illustrations were done using a mixed media technique; mixing photography with illustration.
I created actual miniatures for the backgrounds and did a photo-shoot, then I introduced the illustrated characters to the composition digitally.

Here are some photographs of the process.

Children's book illustration process
Children's book illustration process
Children's book illustration process




See also:

Children's book illustration poster

Foldable poster encouraging children to solve their problems the same way Roomi solves hers

The poster is distributed with the book ‘I am Roomi’

 
Children's book illustration character design

Roomi character design

Roomi character design + logo design

 
Children's book illustration process

Roomi behind the scenes

Cutting, gluing, taking photos, illustrating… Roomi