Finished up this illustration for the ‘Chronicle of Philanthropy’ (a sister publication to the ‘Chronicle of Higher Education’, one of my longer running clients, who I first worked for in 1991). This one was a bit tricky logistically, and I did most of the work over the weekend, building the ‘money piles’ and then layering in the crowd participants, and only finished the central figure this morning. Work seems to be picking up steam here in the latter part of September, and I should have some more samples to post later in the week for various projects. I’m currently sitting in the ‘eye of the storm’ (4 books in the works, between sketch phase and finishes), but I’m getting prepared to jump back into the fray any time now. Meanwhile I’m enjoying the relaxed pace while it lasts.
A few jobs that I worked on over the weekend. I’m still in the middle of the Ten Commandments book project for Penguin, but should be wrapping that one up next week. The job above was one for the Chronicle of Higher Education that I finished this morning, and below is another book cover for Dover’s ‘Evergreen Classics’ series of reprints, this one being a ‘two books in one’ edition of ‘Tom Sawyer Detective’ and ‘Tom Sawyer Abroad’. I’m also continuing work on my band’s upcoming CD release, which we are hoping to get out in early summer.
I’ve still got a few more coloring book pages to share from last year’s ‘Animals’ book, plus some samples from the newer ‘Beautiful Trees’ book. I’ll also be sharing another of my ‘Who Was’ books from a couple years ago. Stay tuned.
An assignment for the Chronicle of Higher Education this week. I’ve been doing work for the Chronicle since around 1991. I finished up the sketches for my latest ‘who was’ book this week, and will probably be starting the finishes in about a month’s time. Meanwhile I’ve started on yet another paper doll book, and work continues on the new CD.
It’s Donald’s World now, and we’re all just living in it. Can’t even look at Facebook anymore without his face leering out at me constantly. Only four more years to go. Anyhow, here’s the first assignment (with more to come), a presidential coloring book for Dover that has existing artwork and I was asked to ‘match’ as best as possible the style of the other pages.
Below are a few assignments from last week, an illustration for the Chronicle of Higher Education and another for Hudson Valley Magazine.
Well, I must be getting old and forgetful, as I stumbled upon this illustration for the Chronicle of Higher Education that I did back in May, and completely forgot to post here (in a year where I’ve been doing so much book publishing work that I’m unable to post ahead of publication, and as a result, samples I share here seem to have really slowed down, so it’s a shame when I miss one, like I did here). In related news, I may be posting some samples from the new ‘Animal Coloring Book’ over the next week, should I get the time, so stay tuned.