Friday, August 8, 2014

Dragon Slippers Book II: "Dragon Flight"

Cover for the second book in Jessica Day George's "Dragon Slippers" trilogy. This one is called "Dragon Flight"

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hartford MFA: More Students

More of the students at Hartford who were kind enough to let me sketch them.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hartford MFA: Doug Anderson and Bill Thomson

Our thesis advisors for the MFA program are Bill Thomson and Doug Anderson. Very excited to be working with them!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hartford MFA: Gary Kelley

Another instructor at the Hartford MFA program is Gary Kelley. I won't have a class with him until next year but that didn't stop me from sketching him during down moment. Can not wait to watch his mono print demo!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hartford MFA: Ted and Betsy Lewin

The instructors for my children's book illustration class were none other than Ted and Betsy Lewin!
Such a splendid couple! I caught Betsy pretty well but Ted eluded me in this sketch. (More on him later) The guy on the left was a speaker at the Norman Rockwell museum who gave a remarkably tone deaf lecture on Edward Hopper.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

MFA Speakers: Jeff Sangalli

Jeff gave a great talk about the new game Entwined that he art directed for Sony Playstation.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

MFA Speakers: Gary Lippincott

I've been aware of his work for years, excellent to hear him speak about it in person
(and the unfinished sketch on the right is Murray Tinkelman)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hartford MFA: More students

More of my fellow students.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hartford MFA: Students

So one of the things that I do compulsively is draw people around me. My fellow students were wonderfully accommodating (and sometimes completely unaware)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hartford MFA: Dennis Nolan

Just got back from the first session of my Hartford University MFA Illustration program. Dennis Nolan was one of the instructors for the Advanced Illustration class. Can you guess what his mantra was? Go on, try.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

New Dragon Slippers Cover Art

I was asked by Bloomsbury Publishing to create new covers for a reissue of Jessica Day George's "Dragon Slippers" trilogy. This is the art for the first book.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Recent Sketch: Paint Break!!

Been working like crazy this last year, but so much has been digital. Every so often I have to just step away from the monitor and splash some paint around in my sketchbook. Here is the result.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Theater Poster: Mark Twain's Mississippi

Might have taken this project simply to play with the "Mississippi" type. But had a great time working  Twain's handwritten manuscripts into the image

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Theater Poster Sketches: Click Clack Moo

Easily one of the things I love most about working with theaters is the chance to offer my interpretation of my favorite stories. I've done many of the classic public domain stories, but I love being able to have a go at more contemporary books. I love, love(!) Betsy Lewin's illustrations for Click Clack Moo, but still had a blast giving Doreen Cronin's story my own take. Here are the rough sketches for the theater poster.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Theater Poster: Gathering Blue

A theater poster for "Gathering Blue" for Oregon Children's Theater. Such a great production!