This was another textbook cover for MacMillan’s college division, which I did a fair share of during the years ’90 and ’91. All were in pastels, and I had earlier thought I had lost most of these originals, but some have recently been found. This was a textbook on physical education.
This piece was drawn especially for the postcard usage, and was meant to promote my scratchboard style, in a color format as opposed to the black and white which I had been pushing heavily the first few years. I also wanted to do an unusual image that might grab attention. Still a bit primitive in technique, but the angel & devil figures turned out quite nice.
In the fall of ’91, we moved from our first home on the west side of Grand Rapids, to a riverfront property on the north side (where we still reside as of ’08 when this was written, and still in ’18 when this post was moved to the new blog). I used the opportunity to send out a ‘change of address postcard’ to current and future clients.