Determination and persistence are two key characteristics of recently released children's book Our Little Inventor.
Author and illustrator Sher Rill Ng, in Warrnambool to run illustration workshops with the Wheeler Centre at the Warrnambool Art Gallery, hopes children relate to the character of Nell.
"The story was already in my mind but we had to condense it down to something a little bit simpler to fit in the 32-page book," Ng said.
"It was a more personal choice to make the key character a little girl.
"The book is all about fighting for what you believe is right, plus an environmental message as well.
"I want readers to see what might be considered morally wrong in the world and to stand for what they believe in.
"In my mind the story was originally animated but the book is so cinematic it is what I visualised in my head."
Warrnambool Art Gallery's Ren Gregoric said it had been fantastic to partner with the Wheeler Centre to bring Sher Rill Ng to the region.
"It is about sharing resources and it creates a positive dialogue between the two institutions.
"For the Warrnambool Art Gallery it is also about accessing people that we can't get to ourselves.
"We do have an audience that is interested in developing illustration and graphic design so it is good to be able to offer those opportunities to develop those skills."
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