Getting Loose

ChronicleHE, Dover

Still working on a few book projects for the majority of the time (and will be for the next several weeks), but I had a few assignments over the weekend which allowed me to break out of the routine and try to stretch my scratchboard style a little bit. The illustration above was a quick turnaround piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education which I finished up this morning, and the one below, was a sample illustration for a possible coloring book project, which I did over the weekend (actually in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday during a bout of insomnia). With both of these projects, I attempted a bit ‘looser’ style of scratchboard, rather than the more tightly rendered pieces I normally do. It was a nice change of pace, and I had a lot of fun with both of them.