Hectic Week Roundup

AHMM, Dover, Llewellyn

LittlePrincessWashwebBetween finishing up another MacMillan ‘Epic Fails’ project, and the Wheatland Music Festival over the weekend, and several smaller projects pictured here on this post, it has been a busy week (and catching a cold partway through it didn’t help matters any). Above was the finished illustration for Dover’s Evergreen Classics line of reprints, this one for ‘A Little Princess’ (I had shown a sketch version of this one last week, and they asked that the monkey be moved over to the window for the final version). Below is the finished version of the Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine illustration. This one is drastically different than the original sketch. The editors felt that a ‘hanged man’ would be too disturbing for their readers, so I picked a scene from earlier in the story. I’ve been doing illustrations for AHMM now for almost thirty years, you can see an entire checklist and links to all the illustrations here.

Below that, it is once again that time of year for the Llewellyn Witches Companion cover. I’ve been doing these now for over a decade, and it is interesting to see what concepts the editors come up with each year to keep it unique and different, and yet, basically the same.

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That ‘Witchy’ Time of Year Again

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For over ten years I’ve been doing interior illustrations for the Witches Companion series of books (and the cover, usually sometime around September or October). I share the interior duties with other illustrators, but I usually can count on doing 10-12 each January or February. I finished up the project this morning and here’s how they turned out this year (you can click on the ‘Llewellyn’ link to see the previous years efforts).










Witches Companion Cover

Llewellyn

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Been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve been rather busy with a couple book projects (all of which will have to wait before I can post samples). But here’s another cover for Llewellyn’s ‘Witches Companion’ series of books. This will be the eleventh of these covers that I’ve done (see the others here). I’ll try and post some more Penguin ‘biography’ samples in the next few days if I can find the time.

 

Witches Companion Interiors

Llewellyn

Finished up a series of illustrations this morning for another of my long time clients, Llewellyn Publishing from Minnesota. My first assignment for them was back in the late 90s, and since around 2007 I’ve been involved in their annual ‘Witches Companion’ series of books, both in doing the cover illustration (which usually takes place around September or October), and in contributing several interior black and white interior illustrations (which usually happens around January/February, along with several other artists). These are the latest batch of interior illustrations.






Catching Up

Llewellyn, The Strand Magazine

A few moments to spare this afternoon, so I’ll post a few more samples from the past month. Above and below (in fact, all the black and white scratchboard pieces in this post) are from the annual ‘Witches Companion’ project that I’ve been doing for Llewellyn Publications for the past 8 or so years. (the color cover illustration I usually do in the fall of the year, and the interior illustrations are shared among several illustrators and tend to be due in January or February). This year I had a rather large batch of them (17 of them), but only a few of them were full page size.

This past weekend I had a few fiction pieces for The Strand Magazine (pictured below).