Illustrating | Ray-Ray

A Horse Named Ray-Ray is a collection of stories about the special bond between girls and horses, and highlights a few of the many challenges of competitive trail riding. Imagine keeping your horse calm as you’re handed an open umbrella, riding through bouncing balloons, or over a flapping tarp. We wanted the illustrations to express the trust and teamwork, joy and friendship involved, as well as the diversity of riders and horses from all over the world. Sketched in pencil first, finished in Photoshop.

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The author’s sister, Jenn, rode horses when she was young, but suffered a brain aneurysm as an adult. It was her brother’s creation and repetition of these stories that helped in restoring her memory.

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Proceeds help offset the cost of Jenn’s recovery.