A few of the assignments I did this week, including an assignment for River Styx (above), and another courtroom scene for the ABA (below), and a couple more covers for the Dover Evergreen Classics series of reprints (Tom Sawyer and Rose in Bloom, pictured at the bottom). I’ll likely be starting back to work on book project finishes next week.
Since sometime late last year I’ve been doing a series of book cover illustrations for Dover’s ‘Evergreen Classics’ series of reprints. Fourteen covers so far, and I received a package of four sample books in the mail yesterday, and it was interesting to see how they made use of my black and white artwork with a limited color palate. I especially liked how the Amistad cover turned out.
Cover illustration for another Dover ‘Evergreen Classics’ book. This one was for ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’. I also did a wedding ‘save the date’ announcement illustration for my son and his fiance. These crazy kids will be getting hitched next August, and they wanted something in the same style as my ‘Western Heroes’ scratchboards that I had been doing last month.
A few more book covers for Dover’s ‘Evergreen Classics’ division. ‘What Katy Did’ is pictured above, and the illustration for ‘The Railway Children’ is pictured below. I also had a few pages for a previously published coloring book on the First Ladies. The updated edition will feature these two latest ‘first ladies’.
(plus a color version of Michelle Obama for cover usage)
Today I completed the ‘Car Coloring Book’ project for Dover with a trio of color plates of some of the interior pages for usage on the cover. I’ll be sharing more samples from this book after it is published. In the meantime, a happy 4th of July to everyone, and I’ll have some older samples (from previous coloring books) to share next week.