Poonam Mistry
The Midnight Panther

Children's Publishing

Commissioned | Professional

How were your illustrations used? :
Book Cover/s, Book inside or spot illustration/s

How did you make this work:
Inspired by my Indian heritage, I use geometric, repeat patterns and shapes - layered to mimic the intricate details found on Kalamkari textiles and the embroidery on traditional Indian garments. I use pen, ink and thick cartridge paper, then adjust the composition of these on Photoshop while adding colour and further details. The book is about identity, self-worth and individuality.

Commissioner Company :
Templar Publishing
Commissioned for:
Bonnier Books UK

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Currently Based:
United Kingdom (UK)

Poonam Mistry graduated in 2010 with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from the University of Hertfordshire. Her style incorporates her love of nature and her Indian roots and explores the relationships between pattern, shapes and colour. She has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal three times. The Midnight Panther is Poonam's first book for Templar. Poonam lives in Leicester.