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 they have recently been found. This was a textbook on physical education, and used copies of this particular edition are still available on Amazon (link here).
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.