After a January of unseasonably warm temperatures here in Michigan, we’ve been plunged into the teens and single digits, and been dumped on with about a foot of snow, but that’s Michigan, more than likely it will be back in the 60s to 80s next week. Been busy working over the past week, whilst taking care of my Dad, over for a visit from his current home in Lansing. I’m only now getting a chance to catch up on posting my latest work.
Above is a light hearted piece I finished up for the Chronicle this morning (you can click on the small image above to see a larger one). Yesterday I managed to finish up the ‘Amish Girl’ project (although there are a few additional ‘coloring pages’ I need to work on later this week), and below are the remaining chapter illustrations for this collection.
Plus, somewhere in the past week, I finished up another fiction illustration for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Oddly enough, I also got a sample copy in the mail yesterday, and didn’t realize that I had used a similar ‘flashlight from behind’ concept for an illustration for this same client on the last one. I suppose I need to pay closer attention to the back catalog when I am conceptualizing.
And, in ‘self promotion news’, my latest postcard should be hitting the mailboxes today or tomorrow. I chose to promote my portraits, after spending most of last summer drawing those 200 facebook illustrations.
Coming up next: I just received the contracts for a rather large book illustration project for this spring, but it looks as though the contract stipulates that I shouldn’t share the work in progress, so I’ll likely be keeping that job under wraps until a later date.