with Divine Love and Light
I don't like to place a spotlight on tragedy but I’ve asked MIA to keep Kobe’s portrait, with his beautiful face and fierce eyes, as the first illustration in this Sports Illustration portfolio. It's my way of thanking Kobe for being one of my heroes ever since I first met him in 1998.
Kobe's portrait was the opening illustration in my portfolio over a year before his untimely death. I always considered it the best in my series of basketball player illustrations. He was always the "villain" as I'm a Celtics fan and his Lakers were the "enemy" yet Kobe was the kind of villain for whom I'd root no matter the team.
Digital illustration adds a whole new light and a sense of richness to the narratives we depict in our Bible illustrations. Our internationally acclaimed bible illustrators bring Christian stories to life with vibrant colors and freshness offered by digital illustration tools. We have a wealth of experience working with leading publishers who love our digital illustration including Christian children’s book publishers Christian Focus, Lion Hudson, and Fleur Rouge Publishing to name a few.
MIA is known for its beautiful Bible illustrations. Our illustrators are scholars of the New Testament who study biblical references very carefully before putting pencil to paper. Bible illustration is deeply personal work for MIA’s religious illustrators who come from families rooted in a tradition of Bible illustrations dating back several generations to their parents and grandparents who created illustrations for religious occasions. Members of our team have dedicated their lifetime to drawing Bible illustrations which they starting when they were as young as three.
Divine love drives the artwork of MIA’s bible illustrators, who cherish every illustration as an opportunity to connect with God and for whom Bible illustrations are a form of prayer. Our illustrators use their gift to share the New Testament’s message of love, compassion, and kindness with children around the world. Every Bible illustration project offers MIA a unique opportunity to pique a child’s curiosity in the Bible and that for us is like winning an Oscar.
MIA’s Bible illustrators have received a foundation in arts, linguistics, architecture and history from Italy’s oldest and most prestigious convent schools such as Orsoline di San Carlo. Our purpose-driven Bible illustration team serves to elevate the consciousness of children who are not exposed to the Bible In a world that is increasingly materialistic. We leverage our Roman Catholic cultural and historical tradition to help children understand the context and meaning behind biblical stories.
With a team of over 100 world-class illustrators including several who specialize in Bible illustrations, MIA delivers a bespoke experience that provides clients the freedom to work with an illustrator whose style, technique and experience match their requirements. Our boutique illustration agency offers an agile creative process with an individualized approach to every project. Each client receives highly personalized attention from their talented illustrator and senior account manager. There are many good reasons why clients choose to stay with MIA.
Almost 90 percent of the world’s children are now affected by school closures. Combined with the physical distancing being practiced across the globe, many young people are starting to feel more fear, anxiety, and uncertainty.
MIA's children's illustration classes are inspired by the #ReadtheWorld initiative, a collaboration between UNICEF and the International Publishers Association, bringing the world of children’s stories into the lives of kids across the world.
Every Wednesday for the foreseeable future, MIA will offer free illustration classes taught by internationally acclaimed children's illustrators. We hope you enjoy the classes and would be happy to showcase your completed illustrations.
- Psalms 37:4
- Psalms 37:4