The Dan Rather ‘What Unites Us’ book project has been pushed back to a start date of the beginning of April, so I was happy to have a few smaller projects to keep me busy this past week. I’ve also started a larger project for the ABA which fits in nicely with the spare time I’ll have over the next two weeks. Above is an illustration for the Common Reader about a very strange tradition down in Texas, and below is another Hudson Valley illustration on a woman’s sabbatical to Hudson New York.
And also in the “keeping myself busy” category, I’ve dug my old oil paints out of mothballs, and have begun painting again. Hopefully I’ll have something to post along those lines in the near future.
Still awaiting the green light to start a few upcoming book projects, so in the meantime, I’m working on a future project as a collaboration with my son. Above is another concept drawing, this time visualizing what sort of mounts our characters would be riding.
Also, while awaiting the ‘big projects’, I had a few quick turnaround pieces for Today Media, pictured below, one for Hudson Valley and the other for Delaware Today.
Seems like just yesterday I was celebrating the my 50th birthday, and now here I am suddenly facing down my 57th. Been a slow start to 2019 so far, but I have a few big projects that I’ll soon be starting on (hopefully next week), and in the meanwhile I have been doing a few quick turnaround pieces (above for Delaware Today, below for Hudson Valley), and I’ve been working through a series of 8 full page scratchboard interiors for Llewellyn’s “Witches Companion” for this year (I’ll share these next week when I’ve got them all completed).
December has been a quiet month, and thankfully so (I’ve been laid up with a bronchial infection for most of the month, so I’ve been on the couch a lot, and catching up on a lot of reading). Above is an illustration for Hudson Valley Magazine that I finished up this morning, and below is a holiday card illustration that I did for one of my design clients at the start of the month. I’m expecting a rather large project to hit my desk at the start of the year, so I’m getting mentally pumped up for that, plus some more ‘witch’ artwork for Llewellyn. Here’s to my official “30th year in the business” in 2019, and Happy Holidays everyone. Likely over the weekend, I’ll be compiling my annual “best of 2018″ post, so stay tuned.
And here’s the finish for the sketch I did earlier this week. Another ‘Final Word’ illustration for Hudson Valley magazine. Below is another rough sketch for an upcoming Alfred Hitchcock assignment. (final due sometime after Thanksgiving)