At Long Last Biden

ChronicleHE, Delaware Today

Almost screwed this project up. Got another assignment for Delaware Today last week, and completely dropped the ball on getting the sketches to the client (forgot to put it on my calendar, and only blind luck had me stumble upon the assignment before the final deadline had passed). After realizing my mistake, I went into overdrive and got the whole thing done in a single day, sketches to final so I could deliver it a day early (aside from a slight tweak to the background color, which I did the next morning). I’ll have to be more careful in the future. Oddly enough, this was the first time I’ve had an opportunity to draw a caricature of Joe Biden in the almost 8 years he and Obama have been in office. A tricky assignment, as most of the men in the picture that I was caricaturing were totally unfamiliar to me. I hope I came close.

Also this week had another assignment for the Chronicle of Higher Education, on philanthropists, and is pictured below.

New Client

The Strand Magazine

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New client this past weekend, The Strand Magazine. Here’s an illustration for a short ‘drama’ by William Faulkner that I attempted to do in an ‘JC Leyendecker’ style (but only served to point out how amazing his work was and how far short my own skill set compares). Mostly this project allowed me to play around with the new paint tools in the 2016 Painter software.

Keeping Busy

ChronicleHE, David Carrier Law, Green Prints

Been a nice busy week. The above illustration was for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Below are a series of ‘comic strip ads’ that I did over the weekend for a local law firm. Below that are a few illustrations for the next issue of GreenPrints, for a story about a little girl who accidentally locks her grandfather in the garden shed, and then is afraid to let him back out.





Changeover Period

AHMM, River Styx, US Catholic


These are a few pieces I did during the two week ‘transition period’ between when my old computer died and the new one arrived. Some of them were done on my wife’s laptop (a tricky proposition, especially with a color illustration, as it is hard to judge values on the laptop screen), and some were done half on the laptop and half on the new machine. The illustration above and directly below were fiction pieces for River Styx, below that is a fiction piece for Alfred Hitchcock, and at the bottom, the color illustration was for US Catholic.

And speaking of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine; I’ve been doing illustrations for this publication since 1989, and I am looking for back issues from the years 1989-1998 in which my artwork has appeared. If you happen to have copies in your attic gathering dust, drop me an email, and I’d be happy to make an offer on them.


Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?

Penguin


Over the past two or three years, I’ve done a series of books for Penguin in their ‘Who Was’ series. Mostly I’ve done black and white interiors and each book entails approximately 80 illustrations of various sizes. Here are a few samples from the first book I did, a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder.