Besides the book projects I’ve been working on this month, the rest of the past thirty days have been rather quiet. Here are a few illustration sets for GreenPrints that I did at the end of last week. These assignments usually consist of a main illustration, sometimes with a companion spot, and then a variety of ‘drop cap’ illustrations or ‘page break’ tiny icons.
Since I’m nearly done with the rough sketch phase of the latest ‘What Was’ book, I’ll likely be posting some samples from a previous book in the next few days, just to give this blog some content and to showcase some of my published work from this series.
Did some sketches for the recipe book project over the weekend, and then worked on a few new GreenPrints illustrations on Monday. The paper doll book is on hold until Inauguration Day, so in the meantime, I’ll likely be doing some oil painting.
Here’s a few projects I’ve been working on recently. Above is a size comparison illustration of various creatures from the Harry Potter universe for a new client, Topix Media (I’m also working on a recipe book for the same client, different designer). Below is an earlier version of the illustration before I was asked to eliminate the background measurements, and change the relative sizes of a few of the beasties and eliminate the overlaps. I only include the unpublished version because I was kind of fond of how it turned out.
I also had a few spot illustrations (and the usual drop caps and dingbats) for GreenPrints this week, and they are pictured below.
Finishing up a couple black and white spots for GreenPrints this morning. They usually involve a couple half page or so illustrations, plus a few drop cap and dingbat illustrations.
And here we are, already at the halfway point for 2020. In that oh so familiar limbo of waiting on the go-ahead on several projects, which seems to be the default position this year. Did a few rough sketches for GreenPrints this week (one of which is pictured above). As I am actively in the process of revamping my website, designing new postcard mailings and trying to drum up new business, I requested a ‘testimonial’ from this client, since we’ve been in a working relationship for the past 8 years. I’ll be posting these quotes elsewhere in my portfolio section, as well as sharing them here. Here’s what Pat had to say:
“I have used Tim Foley as an illustrator for my magazine for over eight years. He has been 100% reliable, professional, and easy to work with. More important, I love his artwork. I’ve used Tim primarily to illustrate humorous stories, and it’s an absolute highlight of my day when his final art appears in my inbox, because it always – always – is so funny I laugh out loud. I am very, very grateful to Tim for making my readers and I happier.”Pat Stone, Editor, GreenPrints, “The Weeder’s Digest”