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).
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.
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.
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).
This past week felt reminiscent of the ‘good old days’ of the past decade, with a different assignment every day, and a mixture of styles, rough sketches and finishes and a variety of subject matters. Finishing up the week early, as I’ve got the Wheatland Music Festival this weekend. Above is a full page illustration for a new client, KIWI Magazine, and below we have an assignment for one of my oldest clients, the Chronicle of Higher Education (first job for them was in ’92), and below that, another Witches Companion cover for Llewellyn (this will be the 9th cover for this series of books).