Last work day of 2017. Just finished the book project for Baker that I’ve been working on this month, and am uploading them for the client as I write this. 30 black and white illustrations for a young readers edition of a reprint inspirational title. I’ve attached two samples for now from this project, but will likely await publication before sharing the rest. Below is a quick color illustration for Hudson Valley for an upcoming Valentine’s issue. I’ve got work lined up for the first month of 2018 thanks to a couple last minute jobs that came in last night as well as another book finish for Penguin and I’ll be finishing up the ‘Western Heroes’ book in the next thirty days. Hopefully 2018 is a little better than 2017, and I’ll likely be doing an ‘overview’ of the past year for my annual ‘best of’ blogpost over the weekend. Happy New Years everyone.
An illustration I finished up this morning for Hudson Valley of Hilarie Burton and her husband who were involved in a children’s home renovation project. (was really fighting the urge to put a barbed wire wrapped baseball bat in the husband’s other hand, but didn’t think it would fly, especially with the subject matter).
Still working on the Car coloring book for Dover (about 5 from the finish line at this point), and have been working on the design of the interior of my band’s CD packaging in the afternoons. Today I had a short turnaround piece for Hudson Valley magazine (pictured above). More samples later in the week.
Aside from the ongoing coloring book project, I also had a few smaller assignments over the past few weeks. Above is an assignment for ‘Hudson Valley’ Magazine, and below is another fiction illustration for ‘Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine’. Alfred Hitchcock is one of my longest running clients, who I did my first assignment for back in 1989.
Each time I post another assignment for AHMM, I post this plea for ‘back issues’. I am missing many of the earlier issues that my work appeared in, so if you happen to have old copies of this magazine from 1989-1999 I’d be interested in hearing from you.
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.