This is an ongoing project inspired by a trip to Beirut and a fantastic rewrite of the Arabian Nights Saga by Lebanese author Hanan Al-Shaykh.
I approach each illustration using the same method, I read the story to the end and I immediately start drawing all the images conjured in my mind by these complex and wonderful stories. The process is organic and I'm never quite sure how the image will grow.
This fantastic book is available in most good bookshops:
One Thousand and One Nights' -
Hanan Al - Shaykh.