Working on the illustrations for 'Shanti'

I've been working on the illustrations for 'Shanti' whenever our little boy gave me a chance. Altough I had made such a great checklist, I've been working quite disorganised.



Some sketches are still in their early stage, while some others are nearing completion.  Below you can see an example of how I am making progress.

I'm still juggling with where to place the text. The concept of tekst and illustration -which have to work together both visualy and substantive- is very new to me, and it's a huge challenge I must say... 

These little monkeys are the co-stars of the story. They have their own little world where they are doing nutty things and they add an extra dimension to the illustrations.