About My Illustrations

Salaamu ‘Alaykom!

Welcome to my Non-Picture-making illustration corner!

Do you like cute hand-drawn and cartoony illustrations?
Want to keep your children’s resources free from picture-making?
Well, you’ve come to the right place!

Umm Assad Publications strive to protect three precious steps in order to keep your resources authentic:

  1. No Picture-Making
  2. Authentic References/Sources (from Qur’an & Hadith)
  3. Read and Checked by Students of Knowledge

As an author of authentic children’s picture and rhyming books, my promise to you is to provide authenticity in all our publications. An important part of our publications is to avoid picture-making images yet keep it fun and engaging for children and adults too (as seen below). This means that I do not produce anything that resembles the creation of Allaah with a soul in it.

Drawing has been a huge passion in my life since early childhood and although I took Art for GCSE as well as Design Technology many years ago, most of what I learn and produce today is ‘self-taught’ bi’ithnillaah wal-Hamdolillah.

I mainly illustrate scenes, objects and text; both indoor and outdoor areas, objects/items such as food, toys and clothes and the likes, and texts such as comic typography.

All my cute and cartoony style illustrations are hand drawn, making them suitable for children’s books, colouring books, comic books, posters, logos, clothing, animation and just about anything fun and cute really. I can cartoonize almost any picture or text whether drawing from reference, memory, imagination, tracing or a written description.

The completion of a full illustration from beginning to end include the following stages:

  1. Sketch
  2. Draw
  3. Colour/Paint
  4. Light & Shadow

It is a huge blessing and honour to finally be able to share some of my work with you and the world today with a halal approach. Alhamdolillah.

All illustrations found below are drawn by myself, Umm Assad. Overtime I will be adding more illustrations in shaa Allaah, so don’t forget to Sign up on the link at the bottom of this page to stay tuned!

Illustrations by Umm Assad

Illustration in the making

Check out the process I use to produce my illustrations on the video below; sketch, draw and colour. Extras would be shadowing and lighting etc…

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10 thoughts on “Illustrations

  1. Maa shaa Allah. I recenlty worked with Sr. Umm Assad and her team on my second selfpublished book for children. It was an honour. Her work ethics combined with her lovely illustrations really made my little aqeedah and tawheed play and rhyme piece come to live. maa shaa Allah Allahumma barek alaiha lahawla walla quwata illabillah


    1. Alhamdolillah. Such a pleasure to work with this lovely sister and on such an important subject. Managed to illustrate and format a whole book in a short time, and because you knew exactly what you wanted, it made the process fast bi’ithnillaah. May Allaah bless you and your book ukhti. Cant wait to see it published in shaa Allaah! 💌


  2. Alhamdulilah.
    Working with Umm Assad was a wonderful experience! Great communication, illustrations of exactly what I wanted and great service.
    May Allah continue you bless you in all of your affairs Aameen


  3. Masha Allah. Loved my illustration! Umm Assad made the process really easy, from beginning to end. Will definitely be using her services again in the future in sham Allah.


    1. Alhamdolillah. A pleasure to work with. Clear instructions and knew exactly what she wanted. Makes the job so much easier and enjoyable. Jazaak Allaahu khair for trusting us to deliver your illustrations. Looking forward to working with you again in shaa Allaah!


  4. Working with Umm Aasad was fantastic.
    Her communication and proficiency was excellent.The work she produced was beautiful we loved it soo much and it was completed so quickly. Can not recommend her enough mashaa Allah.

    Khalila & Ruqayyah @homeschoolqueens


    1. Alhamdolillah. It was a pleasure to work on this project. Clear and straightforward instructions as well as references to help complete illustrations faster. May Allaah bless your endeavours!


    2. MashaAllah umm assad did an amazing job with my illustrations. Alhamdulillah it is really nice to have found someone with such talent. The illustrations were high quality and done really quickly. May Allah reward her abundantly and grant success in all her works. Will definitely be working with her again!
      Highly reccomend!
      JazakAllahu khairan umm assad!


      1. A pleasure to work with. Easy communication and knew exactly what she wanted which makes the work fun and easy. Alhamdolillah. Jazaak Allaahu khair!


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