Ruby Needs You!

November 17th, 2010

The text for my new children’s story, Ruby and the Blissmas Tree, is now online but there are no illustrations!
(Except for this image of the Blissmas Tree, which was the inspiration for the story in the first place..)

Kamaleshvar the Bliss-mas Tree

If you are an aspiring or established artist / illustrator, young or old, Ruby and I would love you to illustrate one of the pages of the story.

So, have a read of it, choose the page that most inspires you, then get illustrating. Bring your own unique twist to it, the illustrations don’t need to be in any particular style.

Once you have a final image, you can either email it to me or upload it to and send me the link before the 15th December, so that I can put it up on the site before Christmas (or should I say, Blissmas) Eve.

Please include the name and age of the artist as well as which number page you have drawn an image for.

All submissions will be put up on the website alongside the story text.

Happy illustrating!

Love Roshnii (& Ruby)


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  2. 2 Roshnii
    November 25th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Excited that one of my favourite Flickr illustrators, Alida Saxon is going to be illustrating page 2.

    Also, received some colourful illos from Sylvana, a 15 year old from Colombia.

  3. 3 Li Shian Yeo
    December 15th, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Hi Roshnii,

    I came across your ‘Ruby Needs You’ request and seems like it’s too late to submit the illustration. I would love to try as I love children books and has recently started my all time passion, drawing again….Would you be kind enough to extend the deadline to submit the illustrations? Looking forward to heard from you soon…
    Thanks a lot and an early Merry Xmas greetings to you and your family!

    Best Regards,
    Li Shian

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