THE  ADVENTURES  OF  THE  

ELEPHANT CLOUD

ILLUSTRATING  A  CHILDREN'S  BOOK

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ABOUT

The Adventures of the Elephant Cloud tells a

story of young Yaksha's friendship with an unusual elephant in his quest for home. Together they travel across India's mountains, rivers, and villages, narrowly escaping a war, and falling asleep in the unlikeliest of places.

 

This story is inspired by Kalidasa's 'Meghdootam', written around 2500 years ago.

 

Through the lens of this unique journey, this story is also a way for children to interact with India's diverse landscapes and histories.

 

AUTHOR

Imran Ali Khan

ILLUSTRATOR

Yours truly

The front jacket of 'The Adventures of the Elephant Cloud.'

​ TYPE

Illustrator

​ MENTOR

Imran Ali Khan

​ EXPLORED

Visual Narrative Design

​ DURATION

4 Months

PROCESS

My process involved working closely with the author, learning about the landscapes and context within which the story lives, and experimenting with forms, textures, and mediums that create engagement for children.

Initial attempts from the early exploration stage

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Early sketches / explorations

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Some more glimpses into the illustrations from the book.

NOTE

This book is due to release in 2021 by Paper Moon Books.

Due to copyright restrictions, I am unable to share more details.

However, if you wish to know more about this project, please reach out at nchheda1@sva.edu

   

 

THANK YOU!

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