You know the saying, “Behind every successful man is a woman rolling her eyes.” Haha! :-)
Well, I am happy to give full credit to my wife, Amy. She was the one who convinced me that Ann Baratashvili should be the illustrator for my new I Wish You Happiness book. I count my lucky stars every day.
Ann amazes me everyday with her talent and creativity. Her attention to detail is incredible.
For example, take a look at the drawing above. When I saw the shadow of the plane on the wall, I thought WOW!
But, what I saw next blew my mind!
Ann added specs of dust near the window because, in her words, “You can see the dust in bright sunlight.” I was lost for words at how amazing that is. :-)
Here’s a toy box in another part of the same illustration. I love that sleepy dog soft toy. It’s just sooooo cute! :-)
You should see the entire drawing. It is technically the most accomplished drawing in the whole book. It took Ann almost two weeks of hard work. There are so many beautifully cute details in the drawing. When she showed it to me, I just said, “Perfection!” :-)
I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek into the incredible talent behind the book’s illustrations.
Look out for the Kickstarter campaign for the book in June.