Haltabees Book Trailer

an animated trailer for "Haltabees", my first children illustration book.

Haltabees MakingOf

"Haltabees" the book, printed and ready to be published by al Khayyat al Saghir :)
this book is written by Rania Saghir and illustrated by me.
process for creating the main character "Haltabees". first, the armature, volume, then adding the clay and coloring the face. the choice of clay is to show that "Haltabees" is sensitive and fragile just like the material.
Christy (neighbor) & Rania Saghir (the author) meeting Haltabees.
steps for one of the spreads : starting with a hand drawn illustration, shooting Haltabees in the right light and angle, leading to a digital full rendered illustration, placing the character inside the illustration, adjusting the colors and light and adding shadow.
the final illustration.
steps for another spread of the book; making the set of hearts to introduce the dream of Haltabees. many layers will be added to the photo, including photo collage, Haltabees and Lamees.
the final illustration
creating the street scene from clay and cardboards, trying different light positions and shooting the background street scene.
more steps for the same spread; shooting street details from the neighborhood and adding them digitally to the illustration. in addition to adding the character to the illustration.
the final illustration
a number of buildings, selected from photos, distorted digitally and set in a composition to create the final spread of the book.
the final spread after color correction and digital rendering.
shooting the cover. Pisto (the cat) supervising the process. the title is done also from clay.
the cover :)
a bonus spread that was not printed in the book :)

Haltabees Launching pics

well malyoun tx for all who attended the launching event of my first children illustration book "Haltabees". Tx also for all those who called and sent msgs to support me :) love u all ya jame3a ! kisses

Launching of za book :)

well, this is the invitation card for the launching event of my first illustration book for kids : "حلتبيس حلتبيس" with Rania Zaghir. the event will be in Biel during the book fair, Dec. 14 @ 6:45.
hope to see youuuu :)