The story has a LOT of interesting characters (see above list), and they're all ones I'm looking forward to drawing and I'm also determined to include them all... somehow.
Anyway, here are some of the pages from my sketchbook so far -
|Rashid The Storyteller|
|Iff The Water Genie|
|Butt The Mechanical Hoopoe|
|I took inspiration from some of Shaun Tan's work for the Hoopoe.|
|Mali The Floating Gardener - here I like to think he's saying 'OH GOD MY HANDS ARE DANDELIONS'|
Next on the list are a couple of talkative fish that are covered in mouths and only speak in rhyme. Yay!