| ProfessionalWhy did you make this work:
I created this work because of the lack of diversity in children's book publishing. I wanted to create an image that is both sorrowful and hopeful.
How was the illustration used:
this illustration was used a portfolio piece for my website
How did you make this work:
I used Procreate on 2017 iPad Pro 12.9
Reggie Brown illustration
I'm currently living in San Diego,CA
My name is Reginald Brown and i’m and artist and children’s book illustrator living in sunny San Diego,CA.I love bringing to life in illustrations the stories of the immigrant experience; discrimination and racism; growing up in an underserved community; perseverance and hard-work; military families; family members with mental health and substance/alcohol abuse -authors writing these stories are also bringing voice to my stories and lived experiences. It would be an honor to have my illustrations depict the heart, spirit, and zest of the stories these authors have to share with the world.I also have a passion for stories with genres like fantasy, superheroes, and science-fiction, and I love that you share my belief that it’s time for a wider array of skin tones to be represented in these joyful stories.