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)
A rough sketch for an upcoming illustration for Hudson Valley. Had a busy weekend with my own band, with shows on Thursday and then up in Traverse City on Saturday, so still a little high on performing anyways, which made this one fall right into my sweet spot to start out the week.
A few assignments I finished up this week. Above was an illustration for Hudson Valley, and below are a few illustrations for GreenPrints. Developed a cold earlier in the week, and am happy for a little down time to recuperate on the couch.