Ocean of Tears

A youngling shuts himself out from the world as he stays in his bed on an ocean.

Children's Publishing

Un-commissioned | New Talent

How were your illustrations used? :
Experimentation, Self Promotion/portfolio

How did you make this work:
The story tells of a youngling navigating his sense of grief after the death of a beloved one. He cried so much in bed that his tears spilled and became a metaphorical sea. This idea is an homage to those whom had lost a parent especially at a young age, such as myself. It captures the feeling of loss and being lost, as if the whole world is against you.

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Pawteri or Paw Wahab is a Malaysian illustrator with a love for all things vibrant and memorable storytelling. She graduated with a geology degree in Sabah but has been making art since the age of six. She has done work for government agencies and private clients.