Jun Qi - Art & Illustration

Jun Qi

storytelling and illustration

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Projects

Various completed and ongoing creative projects

Books

Illustration showing Shan Shan out sketching under a tree by the river, with her animal friends.
Ongoing

Shan Shan and Friends - Children's Book Series

This is a children's picture book series that I'm working on as both an author and illustrator, featuring a spirited young girl named Shan Shan along with her animal friends. Here are pitches for the titles that I'm currently working on: Shan Shan Has No Friends? She's a quirky…

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Illustration of characters from Is This Your Shoe - a Malayan Water Monitor, Malayan Tapir, Musand (Palm Civet), Pied Oriental Hornbill, Banded Leaf Monkey and a human mother carrying her toddler, against a tropical forest background.
Ongoing

Is This Your Shoe? - Picture Book

Musang likes it clean. In fact, he likes it so clean that he decides to stop being friends with the other animals who are just TOO messy for him. But one day, a dirty little shoe appears on his clean patch of grass, and he ends up going on a journey to find its owner, hoping to…

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Digital painting with chalk texture and batik-inspired style and motifs, of the young girl facing the viewer and breathing in the fragrance of herbs she is holding in her hands with her eyes close. The title is written in gold letters above her, and a colorful scent cloud wafts across the page, and there is a garden of plants in the background. A white cat with a red harness pokes its head from behind the scent cloud on the left of the page.

Whiff - Wordless Picture Book

A fun evening out in the park turns into a nightmare when a young girl wanders off and gets lost. But amidst tears, the fragrant scent of Grandma's curry and other aromatic herbs and spices leads her home. A sweet wordless picturebook about family and belonging through the…

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Book cover of Daddy's Hobby, digital illustration showing a close-up of a man's head alongside silhouettes of cycling equipment and fruits.

Daddy's Hobby - Picture Book

This is a short and sweet 6-page picturebook I created as part of the Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) 2023 Picturebook Hackathon, jointly organized by non-profit publisher Pratham Books and the Singapore Book Council. It was a fun, inspiring, though very intense…

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Art & Illustration

Illustration of a young girl swimming in spacesea and admiring a coral reef, beneath a large full moon. A manta ray swims overhead, and baby squids shoot past like shooting stars

Spacesea - Illustration Series

When dusk turns to night and the sky becomes as dark as the sea, a girl imagines the sky and sea merging into one, the lights from the distant ships morphing into stars as she stands on a cliff before the yawning depths of the cosmos. Out from her reverie, spacesea is born - a…

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Digital painting of a bunch of cats in the garden. The style is textured and shapes are very stylized, while the overlaps between the cats and the background are coloured so that there is an almost ghostly effect. The main colors are teals and pinks.

Feeding Time - Illustration Series

When dusk falls, it's feeding time. The strays are ready and waiting. They know their human will come. But will her kindness towards them be appreciated by the other humans in the neighbourhood? A series of illustrations based on a picture book concept I've been toying with…

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Digital painting of a cover for a children's book, titled 'The Fox who wanted Nine Golden Tails'. It shows a stylized red fox with its back arched downwards and its nine sparkling golden tails waving above its head and back, shimmering gold, pink, blue, and green. In the background a dark scaly shape with red har looms, and an eye can be seen. The title is written in gold on the cover. The style is textured with streamlined shapes.

The Fox who wanted Nine Golden Tails - Storytelling Performance and Picture Book

This is a story I adapted into a version for Mandarin storytelling based off an early 20th-century American children's novel of almost the same name. The novel is loosely based on Japanese mythology and is already in the public domain. I initially wrote and performed the Mandarin…

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