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!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Imagination Station: new book cover

The cover art for the upcoming entry in the Imagination Station series.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Theater Poster: Bunnicula

Bunnicula was one of my favorite books from when I was eight. I got the opportunity to create my version for a theater poster.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Character Sketches

Working on the cover art for a fantasy book series. These are portraits of the two main characters. (And yes, there will be dragons)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Sheep Lessons Part 3

A bit of a jump in the narrative. Suffice to say our heroine has enjoyed her first day of Kindergarten.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sheep Lessons Part 2

Part 2 of "Sheep Lessons".
Our heroine has a nightmare

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sheep Lessons Part 1

Did this project for Spider Magazine that was published a couple months ago. I enjoy working for magazines (especially Spider) because the art direction is fairly light and I can try out different techniques. I was happy with how this series of illustrations turned out. I'll post my favorite three over the next few days.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Society of Illustrators Juried Show

Honored to have this book cover I did selected for the Society of Illustrators Annual 55 (whoo-hoo!)
The opening reception was last Friday and runs until March 2nd 2013.

Unfortunately my work schedule means that I won't be able to check out the show in person, but if you do go, please drop me a line (and maybe a photo?)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

More of my model

Sketches from our various outings over the last few months.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My new model

Been a while since I updated this blog.
I do have a good excuse, and we will be seeing more of him over the years.