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Mother of the Believers

SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
Last year I was asked to create a cover image for Mother of the Believers by Kamran Pasha, an historical fiction showing the rise of Islam from the eyes of Prophet Muhammad's teenage wife Aisha.

This was a challenging project. A great deal of research, care, and effort went into this cover, with extensive input from the publisher and author.

A preliminary pencil sketch.
first color sketch
A second color sketch, I wanted this as the final art but at this point was asked to make a number of changes that I felt would be better addressed in a new painting.
Final art as it appears on the online version of the cover. I have not yet seen the actual printed cover.