Did a quick turnaround assignment for Delaware Today this weekend. I like the freedom they allow me to experiment with different mediums (this one being a combination of watercolors and colored pencils and tinting tools). Back to work on the book sketches tomorrow, as we move into summer.
Here’s the last of the forty-some rough sketches I’ve been working on over the past few weeks for an illustrated reprint of Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises”. Of these, 19 will be chosen for the interiors along with the one cover illustration I’ve already completed. This project should be completed by mid July, with publication set for later in the year. Been having a lot of fun with these, and am looking forward to jumping into the finishes.
Continuing work on several books concurrently. Here’s some more samples from the Hemingway “Sun Also Rises” book project. The publisher wants the cover image done ahead of the interiors, so I took a day off of sketching last week to work on the above illustration. Meanwhile, below are more samples of the rough sketches for the interior pages (of which approximately half will eventually make the cut and go to final).
Back from a short trip to Florida to see my Mom, and diving into several book projects this week. It will likely be a while before I get to finished illustrations on any of these, so I thought I’d share the sketch process for one of the books. Above are some rough sketches for the cover, and below are several concepts for the interior chapters (1-5) for an illustrated reprint of ‘The Sun Also Rises’, coming soon for Skyhorse Publishing. I’m also concurrently working on a book on Climate Change for MacMillan, which I may also share sketches next week.
A wrap-around book cover assignment that actually wasn’t due until July, but I had some open time this week before I get super busy with three simultaneous projects next week. This was for a writer who I did cover art for several years ago, and have been doing magazine essay illustrations over the past year. The idea of doing this derelict ship was quite intimidating, but once I got into it, it was quite fun. Below is a detailed version with just the boat.